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by JVsearch
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: I finally became a very unhappy Tokai owner.
Replies: 42
Views: 593

Re: I finally became a more or less proud Tokai owner.

It's possible that white looking part in the pickup routes could be wood filler that gets put on before the colour coats. You could try sanding it a bit to see if you get through to some brown wood. It looks like the grain underneath that white section is similar to the main body wood, possibly too ...
by JVsearch
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: PAF Vintage Mk4 Pickups?
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: PAF Vintage Mk4 Pickups?

Looks like you've done a great job on removing the finish.
Good stuff!

Sorry I don't know jack about pickups or re-finishing guitars.
by JVsearch
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: I finally became a very unhappy Tokai owner.
Replies: 42
Views: 593

Re: I finally became a more or less proud Tokai owner.

However due to the stellar reputation of Tokai on quality I remained a little disappointed, the busted volume pot is an easy fix, but the inlays are not. Here there is a picture: https://scontent-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/p720x720/91785624_3059738837416222_227902539662622720_o.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_n...
by JVsearch
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: I finally became a very unhappy Tokai owner.
Replies: 42
Views: 593

Re: I finally became a more or less proud Tokai owner.

Dissapointed to hear that. This is one of the reasons I have not bought a new Tokai. I have heard from quite a few people that modern Tokai just does not have the quality of the 70, 80s and 90s. If I pay near Gibson prices for a copy, it better blow my mind on all levels. Sorry to hear that man. My...
by JVsearch
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: I finally became a very unhappy Tokai owner.
Replies: 42
Views: 593

Re: I finally became a more or less proud Tokai owner.

... fit and finish is great: I don´t know if lacquer really means nitro however fretwork is flawless, the bone nut is really well cut and the guitar arrived with a very low action that almost makes me difficult to play. These are probably the most important aspects of guitar quality IMO. Gibson had...
by JVsearch
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: I finally became a very unhappy Tokai owner.
Replies: 42
Views: 593

Re: I finally became a more or less proud Tokai owner.

I am less happy to find out the first five MOP inlays are offset and one is slightly tilted, evidently Tokai´s legendary attention for details belongs to the past. :-? I can tell you that my vintage Tokai LS has inlays that are not accurately centred, but I kind of like it. Love your new Custom and...
by JVsearch
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: What is a fair price?
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: What is a fair price?

guitar hiro wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:19 am

glad I bought my Momose MLS-STD/J years ago because they are double the asking price now :o

I'll take my Momose LS over my Tokais any day; vintage, or non vintage 8)
Knew I should have bought one 7 or 8 years ago. :cry:
by JVsearch
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Hi I guess :)
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: Hi I guess :)

I'm jumping back in as well. No idea why, just found myself looking at the forums a couple of days ago.
Thought I'd better post something!

Cheers
:D
by JVsearch
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid-19 Question
Replies: 13
Views: 245

Re: Covid-19 Question

It would be a great loss to see you go but if you really wanted to take our minds off covid-19 then talk about anything but that. There was no humour or lightness in the question that came across to the reader. Not me anyway. "My intent of this post was to take our minds off of reality for a couple...
by JVsearch
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DiMarzio and double creams
Replies: 3
Views: 3618

Re: DiMarzio and double creams

Dimarzio has also protected the acronym PAF for their own use. Larry is VERY good at getting the rights to use things he didn't come up with." "The Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers actually have double cream bobbins. You would need to remove the Nickel or Gold pickup cover." I take it you can't...
by JVsearch
Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: Bacchus BJM-60 Japanese Jazzmaster w/Mastery Bridge
Replies: 4
Views: 2125

Oh boy! Mouse is hovering over the PM button. :o
by JVsearch
Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai TTE 50
Replies: 21
Views: 7204

Very nice :D That's not unlike mine. 250k pots are standard for fender-style single coils I think. Not so sure about the cap (shouldn't it list its capacitance?). In fact it does - 473K means 47 x 1000 which equals the value in picofarads: 47000 pf We want micro farads which is the range that all g...
by JVsearch
Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP David Bowie
Replies: 35
Views: 19049

Finally purchased Black Star. It won't sway me away from my worship of tracks like TVC15, Be My Wife and The Secret Life of Arabia but still a good album. Amazing that the guy could still turn out some good music at nearly 70 - he really was a genuinely creative musician. Where are We Now off the se...
by JVsearch
Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Tokai Custom Order 1-piece Honduran Mahogany ***SOLD***
Replies: 22
Views: 7728

marcusnieman wrote:Wow :o :o :o
Yep, I second that!
by JVsearch
Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just ordered a Korg synth
Replies: 3
Views: 2725

How did you go with the little analogue synth?

Had a look at the vids online - looks and sounds pretty decent.