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  Topic: Fake or real letter? You decide.
mdvineng

Replies: 6
Views: 691

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:10 am   Subject: Fake or real letter? You decide.
so the plot remains
  Topic: Fake or real letter? You decide.
mdvineng

Replies: 6
Views: 691

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:30 am   Subject: Fake or real letter? You decide.
that letter was never written by a Japanese native
  Topic: Tokai Goldstar - is perfect tuning impossible?
mdvineng

Replies: 11
Views: 1011

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:49 am   Subject: Tokai Goldstar - is perfect tuning impossible?
Hi, firstly the tremolo needs to be set correctly before intonation and I'm not a fan of the harmonic method as it depends on where you put your finger on the string, fret it instead, which is how it ...
  Topic: Help for identify my Lp copy please
mdvineng

Replies: 23
Views: 2252

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:18 am   Subject: Help for identify my Lp copy please
that looks artificially reliced, using the freezer compartment method and a few knocks for good measure.
  Topic: Korea???
mdvineng

Replies: 1
Views: 530

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:11 am   Subject: Korea???
so now you know where the pots were made
  Topic: Help me identifying a (fake?) Tokai Hard Puncher
mdvineng

Replies: 1
Views: 830

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: 614

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: 1201

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: 1201

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: 739

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: 1392

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: 1392

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: 820

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: 1392

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: 1559

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.
 
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