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by marcusnieman
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Distinguish ES 100 R/J pickups
Replies: 16
Views: 327

Re: Distinguish ES 100 R/J pickups

My name is also Marcus and I have an 81 ES100J.
As stated above, the only real distinguishing factors between the two pickup options are that the R pickups are hotter / higher in output.
Been a long time since I checked but my output on both pickups was below 8K
by marcusnieman
Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1982 Springy Sound ST-60(?) CAR
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: 1982 Springy Sound ST-60(?) CAR

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That's true. Although I haven't seen a 60 with Us myself. Nitro test?
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I've had an ST60 with U pickups in it. Nitro test? Neither the ST50 or ST60 were nitro.
by marcusnieman
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: 2021 Tokai Juniors? What is the highest end model? (with a thick neck)
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: 2021 Tokai Juniors? What is the highest end model? (with a thick neck)

Not sure where you're located but I have a custom hand built Junior from Revelator Guitars like this one: https://reverb.com/item/9685850-revelator-nitro-sonic-59-double-cutaway-p90-free-shipping-2016-cream-aged-white Large 58/59 neck profile with arthritis developing in my thumb joint of my left ha...
by marcusnieman
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: reverb ST-80 can you guys let me know if you think genuine?
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: reverb ST-80 can you guys let me know if you think genuine?

1977/1978 Springy's are considered first year issues for them. They are unique in that the early issues (up to mid year 78) had narrow neck plates which will not fit a serial number as you've shown. The serial numbers were inked on the bottom of the neck heel and the model number inked in the neck p...
by marcusnieman
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Update and Pedalboards
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Re: Update and Pedalboards

Looks nice! Sorry to hear about your work situation ......
by marcusnieman
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: FA245 (ES175 replica)
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: FA245 (ES175 replica)

Not Tokai but I've had two Greco 175's - a burst and a blonde. Great guitars - big sound perfect for jazz or swing.
by marcusnieman
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: DRY Z Crushers!!!!
Replies: 108
Views: 32964

Re: DRY Z Crushers!!!!

The open double creams look so nice in a Les Paul.
by marcusnieman
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB Love Rock Case
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: WTB Love Rock Case

Wow.... I didn't know you had all of that available! Awesome!
by marcusnieman
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: DRY Z Crushers!!!!
Replies: 108
Views: 32964

Re: DRY Z Crushers!!!!

Since fawning about the Green Fazes, I'd since purchased a set of double cream Two's and put them into a 2005 Gibson Standard LP Faded and I can't believe how great they sound - I can see what Mitch was onto about them.
by marcusnieman
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai-UK lately?
Replies: 15
Views: 1167

Re: Tokai-UK lately?

Gotcha..... surprisingly, there are a LOT of people in the states that are searching for quality made MIJ guitars because they realize the value and the workmanship against all of the non custom shop crap that Fender and Gibson are putting out. Myself, I'll never buy anything from them off the rack ...
by marcusnieman
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai-UK lately?
Replies: 15
Views: 1167

Re: Tokai-UK lately?

HAMAMATSU wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:59 pm
8) marcus, you still get the usual in usa too lately?
Sorry Joe, don't know what you mean.
by marcusnieman
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai-UK lately?
Replies: 15
Views: 1167

Re: Tokai-UK lately?

I just sold my walnut Epi Elite SG - with the correct, non export headstock. Aside from the slim neck profile (which is not my personal preference), it was an outstanding guitar and great sounding. I'd put it up against any non custom shop Gibson.
by marcusnieman
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: chicago blues network.com
Replies: 5
Views: 708

Re: chicago blues network.com

Joanna Connor is a beast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTHMXiTbssQ

Another great Chicago guitar player is Nick Moss..... here he is playing his Burny SG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2rDOMFVKbc
by marcusnieman
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Springy Sound 1978 newer than new
Replies: 15
Views: 1695

Re: Tokai Springy Sound 1978 newer than new

My 78 is exactly the same as this one - same color, same narrow plate with no serial number - instead it's inked on neck with it transferring backward in the neck pocket. Only difference that mine have the E stamped pickups: https://reverb.com/item/27474325-tokai-st-60-springy-sound-1978-w-hang-tag ...
by marcusnieman
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Springy Sound 1978 newer than new
Replies: 15
Views: 1695

Re: Tokai Springy Sound 1978 newer than new

Didn't the first year 78's have the narrow neck plate with no serial number on it - serial number stamped on the neck or pocket?
From the serial number, I'm guessing this is a 1980