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by SpringySound
Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: 1980 Tokai JB120 Jazz Sound Jazz Bass
Replies: 4
Views: 1629

Weight on the Tokai Jazz Bass is 4.2 kg / 9 lb 4.2 oz

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by SpringySound
Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: 1980 Tokai JB120 Jazz Sound Jazz Bass
Replies: 4
Views: 1629

That is a beautiful bass! I have never heard of that model before. Does it have a 120 stamped in the fretboard at the last fret? I see a 120 neck code but that is not a model code. Nice work nitro goodness. Good luck with the sale! Nothing on the fretboard, but it does appear to be a 120 See thread...
by SpringySound
Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: 1980 Tokai JB120 Jazz Sound Jazz Bass
Replies: 4
Views: 1629

FS: 1980 Tokai JB120 Jazz Sound Jazz Bass

FS: 1980 Tokai JB120 Jazz Sound Jazz Bass Quite rare, early (1980) Tokai JB120 Naturally worn (not artificially reliced). Beautifull bass, with what looks like Jacaranda (Brazilian rosewood) board and brass nut. has a set of Pickup Wizard 60s JB pickups, wired VBT with CTS pots. I have the original ...
by SpringySound
Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:16 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: Post your Tokai bass pics, please!
Replies: 122
Views: 145763

Here's my Jazz http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq123/devnulljp/guitars/1980TokaiJB120/2015-05-30_14-35-20_zpsah2ewrtc.jpg And with a (non-original) pickguard http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq123/devnulljp/guitars/1980TokaiJB120/2015-05-30_14-31-42_zpsael4rmol.jpg http://i440.photobucket.com/a...
by SpringySound
Sun May 31, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: Help me ID Tokai Jazz Sound (JB120?)
Replies: 8
Views: 6687

Did some more digging -- it's bugging me that there are no holes in the body for the tugbar and every Jaz Sound I've seen so far has one. But I just found a reference to a JB80, which is listed as having humbucking pickups, which might explain the pickups? It has the YS finish, and no tug bar. The 8...
by SpringySound
Sun May 31, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: Help me ID Tokai Jazz Sound (JB120?)
Replies: 8
Views: 6687

Hi,I don`t think any of the pickups are original as Tokai JB pickups of this era should have individual alnico pole pieces not underlying ceramic bar magnets.If the finish is nitro then, the the bass is a high end model, not a 120 though.Cool looking bass though.congratulations.Gabe. Thanks for the...
by SpringySound
Sat May 30, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Info on a 1980 (?) Tokai Jazz Sound?
Replies: 1
Views: 1062

Info on a 1980 (?) Tokai Jazz Sound?

Trying to find some info on this Tokai Jazz Sound. Figured it was as well to cross-post here o pick up some of the vintage Tokai folks. http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=176990 Trying to ID the exact model (I think it's a JB120) and determine if the pickups are original or not. http://i440.p...
by SpringySound
Sat May 30, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: Help me ID Tokai Jazz Sound (JB120?)
Replies: 8
Views: 6687

Pickups

Here are some pics of the pickups. It came with the bridge pu removed and replaced with an Artec. I was told the neck pu was original, but they seem to be quite different designs (with the neck pu looking more like the Artec than the bridge pu). They seem to be glued into the covers -- at least coul...
by SpringySound
Sat May 30, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: Help me ID Tokai Jazz Sound (JB120?)
Replies: 8
Views: 6687

Some pics of the whole bass http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq123/devnulljp/guitars/1980TokaiJB120/2015-05-30_14-35-20_zpsah2ewrtc.jpg http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq123/devnulljp/guitars/1980TokaiJB120/2015-05-30_14-36-12_zpsg2w1irxh.jpg You have to love the cheeky logo http://i440.photobu...
by SpringySound
Fri May 29, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: Help me ID Tokai Jazz Sound (JB120?)
Replies: 8
Views: 6687

Help me ID Tokai Jazz Sound (JB120?)

I'm pretty sure this is a 1980 JB120, but I'd love to know for sure. Also, I'd love to see someone else's pickups to make sure these are original. The magnet on the bridge pickup looks a bit odd to me. (The bridge pu in the pic is an Artec that was in it when I got it but the 'original' was in the g...
by SpringySound
Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: How to ID different models?
Replies: 7
Views: 2999

brokentoes wrote:Hmmm, i don't read Japanese.... maybe try over on the Tokai Bass part of the forum. Good luck !!

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewforum.php?f=20
I do, but not from those blurry images unfortunately.
Cheers
by SpringySound
Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: How to ID different models?
Replies: 7
Views: 2999

Here's a good start for you. Are you looking for a springy or ?? Thanks for the info -- I'm looking at a Jazz Sound bass actually. Wondering how to tell the difference between the different models. EDIT: Found this. So it looks like the finishes are the easiest ways to tell the different models apa...
by SpringySound
Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: How to ID different models?
Replies: 7
Views: 2999

How to ID different models?

Hey all, How do you ID a particular model vintage Tokai? Specifically, say you have a 60-64 type Gold Star ... how do you tell if it's an ST50R, 60R, 70R, 80R, 100R, or 120R? Jazz Sound ... JB45R, 60R, 80R, 85FLR, 120R? etc. IIRC, originally the digits referred to the RRP, so a JB45R would have cost...
by SpringySound
Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 1597

by SpringySound
Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: PRICE LOWERED! early 80's Tokai 'Goldstar Sound' Strat
Replies: 10
Views: 4162

Oh man I used to have one of those -- best Strat I've ever played.