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by tokaigeezer
Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:25 am
Forum: Guitars
Topic: The horror, the horror ...
Replies: 4
Views: 2270

The horror, the horror ...

Trekked down from the Four Corners to Albuquerque yesterday, driving the missus down to one of her meetings at the University of New Mexico and had several hours to kill. Went to a Guitar Center type store (Grandma's Music on North Coors Blvd.) to eyeball a flock of new Fenders, just to see what the...
by tokaigeezer
Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Difference fetween Silver Star TSS40 and TSS48
Replies: 18
Views: 8122

I don't know but if I were you I'd call it ...








The Beppe Signature Model!!! :wink: :wink: :wink:



How does it sound? Tell us! Tell us!
by tokaigeezer
Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:23 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: ES-260 vs. ES-155
Replies: 29
Views: 7050

Er .... Not to re-rake the muck, but ... How could anyone playing an ES-335 through a Marshall (say, in excess of 18 tube or valve watts) even hear the difference?* I say that it would in fact be impossible to hear something so minor as the fretboard tonality no matter what you played it through. Th...
by tokaigeezer
Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:11 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Another convert
Replies: 0
Views: 841

Another convert

Dropped by a music store yesterday with a 1980 Love Rock LS60 inky in brown sunburst I am selling (already have a 1980 Reborn Old I am very committed to plus I really need to downsize). The owner was proudly showing me the 92 Les Paul Standard (cherry sunburst, mint) he had taken in as a trade. Afte...
by tokaigeezer
Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Pick ups on LS 380
Replies: 7
Views: 2252

These Rolphs sound like they are dialed into a very traditional, vintage tone, which I also happen to like. It doesn't surprise me that those wizards at Tokai would go with a relatively unknown boutique (expensive) pickup if they are after a certain sound. I've seen Rolph's ads for pickup rewinds fo...
by tokaigeezer
Sun Mar 19, 2006 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tune of the day
Replies: 2050
Views: 476397

Lookin' Good (Instrumental) by Magic Sam off of West Side Soul 8)
by tokaigeezer
Fri Mar 17, 2006 1:28 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Tonequest Report/ Vintagekramer
Replies: 3
Views: 1867

Hey Hans-J?rgen Vielen Dank for posting this link! I especially liked this interview because Todd Sharp is right on the money - whatever I play with, really, I am going to sound like Steve and perhaps that should be a goal in itself. While I really love the tone and licks of Gatemouth Brown, JJ Cale...
by tokaigeezer
Mon Feb 20, 2006 7:30 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: LS120's from 1981 Veneer-Gimme a break
Replies: 29
Views: 9327

I'm with Hutton Steel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. :lol: Which is why I like my 80 LS60 and my 80 Reborn Old LS50. They are solid maple tops, albeit three pieces, and they have no flame (some figure though), which I think is closer to most original sunbursts anyway. And the beat goes on ......
by tokaigeezer
Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:54 am
Forum: Guitars
Topic: disaster strikes
Replies: 10
Views: 3923

I'm sorry to hear about your beloved. :( Once I was playing on my day off and left my 1958 Guild TD-100 on the bed when I got up to answer the phone. To my horror I saw my then 4-year-old son proudly dragging it to me, saying "Guitar, Daddy!" And then he dropped it right on the headstock, which snap...
by tokaigeezer
Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: What should I buy?
Replies: 9
Views: 3168

Right you are, Luis! The maple board necks are i think 1 5/8 inch and the rosewood are closer to 1 9/16. But I've found some slight variation in Tokai neck widths, although they are generally spot on to specs. My 1980 LS50 Reborn Old neck is 1 11/16 wide (and 1958-style fat) and my 1980 Love Rock LS...
by tokaigeezer
Wed Jan 18, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: What should I buy?
Replies: 9
Views: 3168

hey schul, I really like Silver Stars and agree with the guy in UK selling his. The pickups are perfect for blues. They have a real throaty clank to them. I have an AST-56 - great v-shaped neck but the bridge pickup is way too shrill for me but the SS pickups, even on the lower models are very good....
by tokaigeezer
Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Led Zep at Knebworth
Replies: 6
Views: 2636

Haven't seen the entire DVD. Saw parts of it at my son's house in Pittsburgh, but really liked what I saw.

Saw them live in Philadelphia in I think 1970. They were on tour with Free, I believe, and Free did not show up for whatever reason so Led Zep played for THREE hours. Phenomenal.
by tokaigeezer
Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:38 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Fender Silverstar "copy?"
Replies: 0
Views: 1077

Fender Silverstar "copy?"

Here is the latest American Vintage model from Fender, the American Vintage '70s Stratocaster: http://www.fender.com/products/search.php?partno=0100070800 The question is: Are they cloning themselves all over again or are they copying the Silver Star? :wink: These specs seem awfully familiar to me* ...
by tokaigeezer
Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Naming your Tokai
Replies: 18
Views: 4200

On the other hand, I never call our housecat her name (Princess Warrior, which, believe me, I had nothing to do with) because she's well .. just a cat. Works for me! :D
by tokaigeezer
Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Naming your Tokai
Replies: 18
Views: 4200

I have Wolfie, a FrankenTele with an anonymous alder body, a Warmoth Goncales Tele neck and Peavey Wolfgang pickups. And Mar, a FrankenStrat (Fender Japan JV black body, a big fat CBS Strat-copy neck, a roller Schaller trem and Van Zandt Blues pickups with switch mods by Dan Torres) with various cri...