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by Voidoid56
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: Tokai Hard Puncher PB 80
Replies: 5
Views: 4373

Not totally clued up on basses, but that logo style was introduced in 1984. An '81-82 would have a spaghetti logo, an '83 the black block letter logo. By '86, the headstock shape was changed, though there were possibly/probably non-export models made with the standard headstock around as well. On gu...
by Voidoid56
Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: What are these Greco Strat pickups?
Replies: 0
Views: 1859

What are these Greco Strat pickups?

Does anyone know what exactly these pickups are? They're out of an unspecified Greco Strat. They certainly look pretty similar to the Maxon Excels I've handled, but with three differences: - They don't have the actual Excel logo. - The Excels I've seen have all had mid grey insulation on the lead, t...
by Voidoid56
Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Odd Silver Star pickups?
Replies: 2
Views: 2108

Excellent, thank you,
by Voidoid56
Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Real or........?
Replies: 10
Views: 2545

Shouldn't it have a stamp with the colour code in the body rout? There's only one wiew where it could possibly be discerned, but I don't see one. Otherwise, it looks good to me.
by Voidoid56
Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Odd Silver Star pickups?
Replies: 2
Views: 2108

Odd Silver Star pickups?

I'm always snooping around for Tokai Strats, and sometimes odd stuff turns up... In just the recent weeks, I've found two guitars on eBay with pickup stamps I didn't know of before, both of them Silvers Stars: H and S. The H-stamps were in an '84, the S-stamps in an '83. Both have grey bobbins and b...
by Voidoid56
Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Goldstar Sound question
Replies: 12
Views: 4145

Do the pickups have staggered pole pieces? If so, they're at least externally identical to the set in my ca 1978 Tokai-made Fernandes FST-60: grey bobbins, no stamp, blue and black leads with plastic insulation. I've also noted the similarity to Silver Star pickups, but I believe those have flat pol...
by Voidoid56
Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: H-stamp Springy pickups??
Replies: 4
Views: 1743

Interesting links, thanks very much, Gabe.

The ones in the first link certainly look like normal Silver Star pups aside from the stamp, with the blue and black leads.

I guess they're not original to the guy's guitar then. Just as well, perhaps, he's alredy put Lace Sensors in it. Oh well.
by Voidoid56
Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: H-stamp Springy pickups??
Replies: 4
Views: 1743

H-stamp Springy pickups??

Recently, I spoke to the owner of a 1982 (I believe, L038XX serial) Springy Sound. It appeared to be externally identical to my ST-60 from the same year, but it didn't have a model sticker. The weird thing is that apparently, the original pickups are stamped H, not U or E. I can hardly find any ment...
by Voidoid56
Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:05 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: FS: 1983 Squier by Fender JV Black 57 RI MIJ Stratocaster
Replies: 4
Views: 1798

Image

...and the tuners.
by Voidoid56
Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:37 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: FS: 1983 Squier by Fender JV Black 57 RI MIJ Stratocaster
Replies: 4
Views: 1798

MIJ forensics - mystery Greco SE

Picked this one up recently, a really battered and and largely unoriginal Greco SE. I paid 345 USD for it (incl shipping) figuring I might use it as modding vehicle. Turns out it's an excellent guitar, even in the sorry state it's in. It took me three days to get around to taking it apart, every tim...
by Voidoid56
Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Breezy sound colour
Replies: 3
Views: 1810

I have one exactly like it, since it's 1985, it's technically a TTE-60 TM. It's one of the few all-original guitars I've actually modded (non-destructively). The pickups were not to my taste, sort of exaggerated Tele, extremely icepicky. The 1 meg pots didn't help either. Now, it has a set of Fender...
by Voidoid56
Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:26 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Have a 1984 Tokai Goldstar need help- which model is it.
Replies: 12
Views: 4100

my input is a 1983 TST-60 YSOR. Interesting, I thought '83's were supposed to be block logo Springys? Or did the script logo Goldstars appear during '83? Also, the pre-86 routing you refer to, do you mean with the "dimples" in the pup cavities etc? If so, what came after it? Sorry for the questions...
by Voidoid56
Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai ID please
Replies: 7
Views: 3107

I have one exactly like it. The looks floored me, it plays great, but I didn't like the sound of the TEB pickups much, very brittle and icepicky, with 1 meg pots. So now, it's actually the only all-original MIJ guitar that I've modded (non destructively, of course). I changed the control plate compl...
by Voidoid56
Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:08 am
Forum: Burny/ Fernandes
Topic: Yes, it's another "please help me ID my Burny" thr
Replies: 36
Views: 14726

Thanks!

According to the seller, the finish is poly, but I haven't done the acetone test myself.
As for the weight, I haven't any scales with enough accuracy, but subjectively, it feels pretty "average" for an LP? I'll see if I can get back to you with a more accurate measurement.
by Voidoid56
Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: Burny/ Fernandes
Topic: Yes, it's another "please help me ID my Burny" thr
Replies: 36
Views: 14726

Ok, new multimeter, here are some pickup measurements. They were taken using a short (1 m) lead in the ouput jack, I don't know how this affects accuracy. If there's a better way of measuring without desoldering the pups, pls advice. '87 RLG-90, VH1's Neck 8,03 k Bridge 8.03 k '88 RLC-60, VH3's Neck...