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  Topic: Help me identifying a (fake?) Tokai Hard Puncher
mdvineng

Replies: 1
Views: 117

PostForum: Tokai Basses   Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:52 am   Subject: Help me identifying a (fake?) Tokai Hard Puncher
my vsb80m has 1v 1t 1 jack socket with 2 pickups. the picture isn't detailed enough to clarify but nothing indicates it isn't correct so far. best look through all the catalogue scans on this site to ...
  Topic: Hype and hyperbole, myths and magic
mdvineng

Replies: 0
Views: 128

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:20 am   Subject: Hype and hyperbole, myths and magic
some very good info here

http://www.planetz.com/category/guitar-tone-capacitors/

http://www.planetz.com/category/guitar-potentiometers/

http://www.planetz.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Pic ...
  Topic: help me date my tokay Jazz bass custom edition
mdvineng

Replies: 5
Views: 535

PostForum: Tokai Basses   Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:54 am   Subject: help me date my tokay Jazz bass custom edition
Look under the scratch plate for other colour evidence
  Topic: help me date my tokay Jazz bass custom edition
mdvineng

Replies: 5
Views: 535

PostForum: Tokai Basses   Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:48 am   Subject: help me date my tokay Jazz bass custom edition
italic script puts it from 86 onwards but stand to be corrected
  Topic: How to buy the good one?
mdvineng

Replies: 1
Views: 249

PostForum: Tokai Basses   Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:57 am   Subject: How to buy the good one?
Hi, the hardpunchers are fender p bass style and as such on the weighty side. The VSB range are lighter but even rarer, though one was on sale in France last year, might still be. Ebay search saved fo ...
  Topic: Rewiring/New pots
mdvineng

Replies: 14
Views: 751

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:49 am   Subject: Rewiring/New pots
I recently replaced one of my 250K Alpha pots (OEM) on the VSB80 I have, due to a broken Knob split tang, it measured 248k, as did the other pot. the replacement pot was also within 2k of the original ...
  Topic: Rewiring/New pots
mdvineng

Replies: 14
Views: 751

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:27 am   Subject: Rewiring/New pots
CTS pots are 10<20% tol depending on whether they are audio or taper, Alpha pots are similar but can go very low tol, if you a select a better spec ( high end audio designers prefer Alpha generally ...
  Topic: Please help to identify model
mdvineng

Replies: 3
Views: 497

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:49 am   Subject: Please help to identify model
body does have the screw rebates for the neck that Tokai use but not many others do
  Topic: Rewiring/New pots
mdvineng

Replies: 14
Views: 751

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:43 am   Subject: Rewiring/New pots
Just use Alpha pots, so does Tokai. Forget CTS

+1 for Alpha

and there isn't anything special about orange drop caps either, any good quality caps will do the same job and fitting them the right ...
  Topic: rusty crusty
mdvineng

Replies: 4
Views: 776

PostForum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts   Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:39 am   Subject: rusty crusty
There is a Leo Fender GL Skyhawk just around the corner for 600 and that's in excellent nick, very tempted.
  Topic: rusty crusty
mdvineng

Replies: 4
Views: 776

PostForum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts   Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:49 am   Subject: rusty crusty
The shop used to be a mecca for muso's in the 60's & 70's but over the last 20 yrs it preys on the student population just around the corner. I would of haggled around the 400 mark depending what ...
  Topic: rusty crusty
mdvineng

Replies: 4
Views: 776

PostForum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts   Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:47 am   Subject: rusty crusty
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tokai-Goldstar-Sound-Electric-Guitar-MIJ-Made-In-Japan-1984/202129651919?hash=item2f0fddb8cf:g:FXMAAOSwke9aFr0X

  Topic: Neck Issues - Back Bow
mdvineng

Replies: 1
Views: 364

PostForum: Tokai Basses   Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:18 pm   Subject: Neck Issues - Back Bow
0.3 to 0.35 is the correct relief
TRUSS ROD
First, check your tuning. Affix a capo at the first fret and depress the fourth string at the last fret. With a feeler gauge, check the gap between the bo ...
  Topic: 3 screw tuners - whats the beef?
mdvineng

Replies: 3
Views: 480

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:58 am   Subject: 3 screw tuners - whats the beef?
+1 for Duff's comment. it is used as an identifier of model level, no more no less.
  Topic: eb3/sg bass
mdvineng

Replies: 3
Views: 2922

PostForum: Tokai Basses   Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:54 pm   Subject: eb3/sg bass
Epiphone elite eb3 does have the varitone setup and overall it's way better than my original gibson eb3 I had way back
 
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