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by vaporboy
Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: tokai is getting just a bit ridiculous
Replies: 65
Views: 16559

tokai is getting just a bit ridiculous

This is a very odd make of guitar - firstly only Japanese were any good (all Korean builts were considered crap), now the Korean ones are now also good but the Chinese/Indonesian ones are crap. Oh and bye the way, the Canadian ones are also crap except for the Ricky copies which are rarer than hen's...
by vaporboy
Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Doh! Ding Repair Advice Needed...
Replies: 14
Views: 5160

ding repair

I repaired two dings worse than yours on a PRS - first I chipped the loose pieces out of the area using a plastic toothpick, then using 800 grit paper (tiny piece) feathered the edge of the area. Then I applied some red marker (it was a red guitar) to the wood colored substrate to get close to the o...
by vaporboy
Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:10 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Korean Tokai Quality?
Replies: 23
Views: 9498

korean quality

Well - here goes, I bought a Love Rock out of Canada in 2002 for approx $450 - since then it has been gigged relentlessly to the point where it is beginning to need a refret. It has been knocked off it's stand, bashed into a kick drum mic stand, even survived a TV falling on it (luckily I took most ...
by vaporboy
Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:29 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: *Flawed Tokai part 2........*
Replies: 75
Views: 30038

Should have bought a Korean one and saved a basketload of $$$$ - just kiddin'
by vaporboy
Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:27 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai RG-40/Rockinbetter!
Replies: 11
Views: 8102

Okay here's the deal - I have the RG40 - 12 string version. It couldn't and shouldn't be expected to pass itself off as a true Ric, as it has amongst other things, a conventional in-line peg headstock, and not the 90 deg Ric style. Purists will argue that it should be avoided because of this, in tru...
by vaporboy
Wed Oct 19, 2005 9:17 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: .
Replies: 27
Views: 7198

imperfection

Boy - even my lowly Korean Love Rock is better finished than this
by vaporboy
Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Korian Love Rocks
Replies: 2
Views: 1167

Agile/TKM LR

I have both - here is my 2 cents. Firstly my AL3000M has P90's, while my Love Rock has humbuckers (hence me buying the Agile), so tone-wise they are very different animals indeed. Taking that out of the equation the Love Rock is multipiece as you say, but an accurate clone of the Les Paul in every d...
by vaporboy
Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:11 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Parts for the Love Rock
Replies: 7
Views: 2341

broken love rock

Ha ha - It's quite tragic how some of these things happen, years ago my AC30 was lying face up in the van, along came our bas player and set two mic bases straight down on the speakers - they went through the fretting but somehow didn't puncture the speakers. It was repairable, basically everything ...
by vaporboy
Sat Jul 30, 2005 10:07 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Parts for the Love Rock
Replies: 7
Views: 2341

broken love rock

Try Galloup guitars in Big Rapids Michigan - they had repaired a 60's P Bass whileI i was there for fretting classes and you couldn't tell - always keep your guitars in their cases, it's better for them from a dust and temperature/humidity standpoint. Or get a fish !!!
by vaporboy
Mon Jul 04, 2005 7:15 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: PAF MkII versus PAF Mk4
Replies: 8
Views: 4646

mk 4s

I don't have experience of the Mk2's but the Mk4's in my TKM Love Rock are as good and articulate as the Gibson 57's in my HB35S Washburn - in other words they rock !!!!
by vaporboy
Sun Mar 27, 2005 8:00 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Setup Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1186

Ned - I took the journeymans classes in fretting & setups at Galloup Guitar School - I think it is unlikely to be the bridge. A high fret would cause a buzz, possibly the frets on your guitar may not have been polished properly - a rough fret could cause some scraping. You could mask between the fre...
by vaporboy
Tue Mar 22, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Anyone loving their (stock) Korean Love Rocks
Replies: 4
Views: 2147

No, none of the above - I run .010 to .046 D'Addarios (best strings in the World IMHO) and it stays in tune (so does the Agile for that matter). The only niggling problem is that the jack nut loosens sometimes, but that's about it. Even the authentic tulip tuners work well, considering it gets playe...
by vaporboy
Tue Mar 22, 2005 10:25 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Anyone loving their (stock) Korean Love Rocks
Replies: 4
Views: 2147

I have a TKM model (whatever that means), definitely Korean & about 4 years old. It is my favorite guitar, and has a hard life being used in a gigging band. It is completely stock, and apart from some fret wear is in great shape. I also have a Shergold Masquerador (unusual Brit guitar), Agile 3000 G...
by vaporboy
Tue Oct 12, 2004 9:47 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: More Japan Vs Korea questions
Replies: 8
Views: 3029

I purchased a Korean LR nearly two years ago and it has proved itself after becoming my main gigging guitar. It was set up almost perfectly (one slightly high fret) - perfect intonation. It has had a hard two years and is holding up excellently, some slight fret wear is showing up, normal for it's a...
by vaporboy
Tue Sep 14, 2004 6:56 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Rick 12 string
Replies: 1
Views: 1136

I got mine from Mikes Music in Toronto - you could check to see if he has any more. They are hard to find especially as Ric shuts auctions down. It's a pretty nice guitar even though the headstock is conventional design - I put Pyramid strings on mine as recommended by McGuinn - good luck !!