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  Topic: Talbo pickup system.....hum reduction unit?
Bluesbrush

Replies: 5
Views: 2028

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:34 am   Subject: Talbo pickup system.....hum reduction unit?
I think we have an answer!!!

Found this thread over at the Music Electronics Forum that shows one of the packages partially unwrapped. It is from an 82 Tokai Strat so it appears that these were n ...
  Topic: 83 Talbo with "mystery box" on Oz Ebay
Bluesbrush

Replies: 0
Views: 846

PostForum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts   Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:16 am   Subject: 83 Talbo with "mystery box" on Oz Ebay
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=230281300213&Category=155124&_trksid=p3907.m29

Any help with identifying the "mystery box" mentioned in the thread in the ...
  Topic: Talbo pickup system.....hum reduction unit?
Bluesbrush

Replies: 5
Views: 2028

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:07 am   Subject: Talbo pickup system.....hum reduction unit?
It doesnt seem to increase gain or sustain and is connected to all 3 pickups so I am assuming it is not a sustainer type circuit.

I have seen this unit on every 80's Talbo I have opened up. All ...
  Topic: Talbo pickup system.....hum reduction unit?
Bluesbrush

Replies: 5
Views: 2028

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:37 am   Subject: Talbo pickup system.....hum reduction unit?
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Rare-83-Tokai-Talbo-Alum-guitar-same-as-played-by-INXS_W0QQitemZ230281300213QQihZ013QQcategoryZ155124QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

There is a photo of the unit on Aus ...
  Topic: Talbo pickup system.....hum reduction unit?
Bluesbrush

Replies: 5
Views: 2028

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:05 pm   Subject: Talbo pickup system.....hum reduction unit?
The leads for the single coil pickups in my Talbo go into a taped up cylinder (about 1 1/2" (38mm) diameter) before going to the volume/tone controls. I have seen them in Talbos but no other Tok ...
  Topic: Looking for Tokai MAT guitars or parts
Bluesbrush

Replies: 6
Views: 3071

PostForum: Classifieds   Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:04 am   Subject: Looking for Tokai MAT guitars or parts
I havent been on the site for ages and was just having a look to see what mats are selling for.....and I come across a wanted ad.....fate?

Anyway, I have a surf green MAT with 2 blade humbuckers, b ...
  Topic: Anyone shipped guitars international from the UK
Bluesbrush

Replies: 4
Views: 3404

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 10:43 pm   Subject: Anyone shipped guitars international from the UK
The deal fell through but thanks anyway guys.
BTW I ended up getting a similar guitar from Germany which ended up getting sent by DHL. I thought it was the international couriers but I believe DHL ...
  Topic: Gaban Electrics (1973 Tokai Catalogue)
Bluesbrush

Replies: 19
Views: 9730

PostForum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts   Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 8:13 am   Subject: Gaban Electrics (1973 Tokai Catalogue)
I had never seen that 73 catalog before. I see exactly what you are saying Ian....the Gaban was in all probability the forerunner of the Tokai.
I dont know whether it is the same factory though a ...
  Topic: Gaban Electrics (1973 Tokai Catalogue)
Bluesbrush

Replies: 19
Views: 9730

PostForum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts   Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 9:56 pm   Subject: Gaban Electrics (1973 Tokai Catalogue)
I have some photos in a Japanese book showing two Gaban Les Paul deluxe copies. Both have glued in necks and actually have Les Paul in exact gibson script on the headstock. I believe the Gaban was c ...
  Topic: Tokai Mat Guitars - Any Info?
Bluesbrush

Replies: 4
Views: 2422

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 9:46 pm   Subject: Tokai Mat Guitars - Any Info?
I think the MATs are truly unique. In a world of ash/alder bodied strats they make a needed/pleasant change. They are made from fibreglass/plastic/resin material NOT wood and sound very resonant... ...
  Topic: Tokai LR with fastest neck?
Bluesbrush

Replies: 9
Views: 3095

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 9:31 pm   Subject: Tokai LR with fastest neck?
I am not real keen about that "fastest neck" term either. It is really what is right for you. But I will say that the fret height, fretboard radius and neck shape on my circa 85-86 "original" Tokais ...
  Topic: Tokai believer
Bluesbrush

Replies: 12
Views: 4129

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 7:00 pm   Subject: Tokai believer
Getting six identical guitars for a special order doesnt sound that bad......then you realise that everyones ideal Les Paul will have something different.

Mine is:
a. Huge one piece quartersawn ...
  Topic: Anyone shipped guitars international from the UK
Bluesbrush

Replies: 4
Views: 3404

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 4:42 am   Subject: Anyone shipped guitars international from the UK
Hi Guys,
I am looking at buying a guitar from the UK and the buyer has asked me to look into shipping. Hell....I dont even know where Banbury UK is, never mind who to ship it with.
Any recommendat ...
  Topic: Dazed and Confused over my Love Rocks??
Bluesbrush

Replies: 12
Views: 4395

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:24 pm   Subject: Dazed and Confused over my Love Rocks??
DaVid,
IMO the photo of the LS-80 pickup route shows that the maple top is made from two pieces of maple that are NOT book matched. The maple boards have the grain lines running at different angles ...
  Topic: Who made the most faithful repros of LPs and Strats?
Bluesbrush

Replies: 30
Views: 11310

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:52 am   Subject: Who made the most faithful repros of LPs and Strats?
I played a few Edwards recently in Tokyo and they were all stated as being made in japan. They make an amazing Jimmy Page Les Paul lookalike model with a worn nitro top coat. The top of the range ES ...
 
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