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by TSL
Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:40 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: SLASH - GnR - Concert '92 TOKYO
Replies: 13
Views: 3845

Wow, if that doesn't prove Rick Derringer played the solo in the studio I don't know what would. Completely different approach to bends, totally different string vibrato, etc. ...And how about that drummer drifting about three beats per minute up and down throughout the song. Classic song, good reco...
by TSL
Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recommend a tuner?
Replies: 6
Views: 2734

The Peterson Strobe-o-stomp (or some such silly name). It's actually 100 times more accurate than a standard electronic tuner, and not only will read ANY note, but you can even programn it for drop tunings, Buz Feiton, and so on specifically. Spendy, but I would never go back to anything less.
by TSL
Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:04 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Newbie as well, LS-75Q fake or real?
Replies: 4
Views: 1793

Don't know if if can be safetly removed, but it is not uncommon to find Gibson headstock overlays on top of the regular Tokai (or other company) logo. If the other markings, and serial number are correct, there is probably the real headstock logo underneath the Gib bit. Ebay routinely has decals for...
by TSL
Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:01 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Got my first Greco
Replies: 8
Views: 2632

I am SOOO jealous! I am a sucker for those cherry flame bursts, and that one is spectacular!
by TSL
Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:25 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: shielding
Replies: 1
Views: 815

shielding

I am considering a "project" guitar. I notice some of the pics posted here, as well as some of the guitars I own, have a dark grey paint in the cavities. I can only assume this is for shielding.

Any of you DIY-ers out there that can tell me what paint I should use?

Thanks, you guys are great!
by TSL
Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:36 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Edwards/Navigater Questions...
Replies: 16
Views: 6429

So, basically the Edwards are using cheaper woods, and a minimum of laquer. That explains the less than $700 price. One piece back though??? The Navigators seem more comparable to high quality Tokai, Gibson Historic, etc. I did at first think the Navigators prices were a misprint. $2700 for an LP wi...
by TSL
Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:05 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Edwards/Navigater Questions...
Replies: 16
Views: 6429

Edwards/Navigater Questions...

Really enjoying hearing about the Edwards brand here. At first I dismissed them to be honest, but clearly that is a mistake. I didn't realize they were ESPs. The FINEST Les Paul style guitar I EVER played (and I bought my first LP in 1977) was just a few years ago in a local store. Said "Gibson", lo...
by TSL
Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:07 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Need Help Finding Info
Replies: 19
Views: 5612

I get a little nervous when I see the feedback on a seller, and alot of them are from ebayers with only a few transactions (such as with this seller). I am not accussing this particular seller of anything, but it would be easy to have multiple IDs, and pretend to buy from yourself, just to boost you...
by TSL
Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:33 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Plek
Replies: 6
Views: 2220

Plek

Hi, Anyone here had a guitar "Pleked"? I have a '79 'Paul I dearly love. Really low action, but still maintaining a bit of "snap". Really fast and comfy. Sadly, it is starting to show the first signs of audible fret wear. Hate the idea of playing it to death, getting it re-fretted, and having the ma...
by TSL
Fri Aug 18, 2006 3:07 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Please HELP ME, wiringtrouble!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 7978

...And people say as long as you are getting the proper amount of electricity, what power cord you use from the wall to the amp doesn't matter. I've done blind comparrisons many times, and all these things that aren't supposed to matter, and indeed the paper says they don't DO matter! I don't care w...
by TSL
Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:05 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Please HELP ME, wiringtrouble!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 7978

These threads on wiring have been great! I have changing caps in all my guitars, and WOW! They have become SO much more dynamic, responsive, and broader in extreme highs and lows! Today I put Hovlands in one guitar, tomorrow I put them in another. They are a bunch better than the Orange Drops, but e...
by TSL
Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:32 pm
Forum: FX
Topic: Boss ME150
Replies: 8
Views: 7361

Yamaha Magic Stomp, and a good Wah (I use a Budda). Does everything. Inexpensive. Multiple effects at once.
by TSL
Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:46 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Import duty on guitar from Japan question
Replies: 25
Views: 7495

Hey Sneaky, didn't mean for anyone to interpet your shipping as fraud (despite your name here :wink: ). I was not posting as a response to your actions. It appears you are a personal collector, and not a store. I have however, heard of people trying to get stores to help them avoid fees though, and ...
by TSL
Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: FX
Topic: guitar cables
Replies: 5
Views: 6974

I used the same cord for over 1o years, and on the road at that! It never failed me. Still, after a while, I just ended up needing more/other cables. Those "boutique" cables are COMPLETELY for real! Even the Monster cables make a HUGE DIFFERENCE in sound. Just remember, everytime someone activates a...
by TSL
Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:08 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Import duty on guitar from Japan question
Replies: 25
Views: 7495

You can't get a store to write "gift" on the customs form though, that would be fraud for them. Don't know why I got stuck paying, but I did, and had to sign a rather official government form as well. -And it was my regular mailman (maillday, actually) who brought my guitar to the door. The box did ...