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by bluejeannot
Mon May 21, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST55 or ST65 from 1981 Pickups
Replies: 59
Views: 28919

You are welcome.
by bluejeannot
Mon May 21, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST55 or ST65 from 1981 Pickups
Replies: 59
Views: 28919

E pickups typically have resistance between 5.6 - 6.0 K Ohms U pickups have resistance of 6.0 K plus Ohms The low end Silver Star pickups are ceramics whilst the mid range Silver Star grey backed pickups are usually hotter than the U s or the Es and sometimes as in the case of the H stamped pickups ...
by bluejeannot
Mon May 21, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST55 or ST65 from 1981 Pickups
Replies: 59
Views: 28919

A stamped pickguards denote the higher end E pickups and are found on ST 60s and above. As for back plates, Tokais usually fitted with single ply back plates no matter whether the pick guard is 3 ply or single ply.
by bluejeannot
Mon May 21, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST55 or ST65 from 1981 Pickups
Replies: 59
Views: 28919

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=145009&sid=d886f04836267ea6cffd9d7be95ea18e guitar hiro states "E pups typically have the one white & one black insulator for each pickup. Also the wires from the pick guard to the jack are also typically one white & one black. The photo above is showing a l...
by bluejeannot
Mon May 21, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST55 or ST65 from 1981 Pickups
Replies: 59
Views: 28919

Your guitar is an 81 Metallic green ST65.The A stamped pickguard and what looks like unmolested wiring means that the pickups are almost certainly Es.
by bluejeannot
Sat May 19, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Identification Help! Tokai Goldstar Butterscotch Telecaster
Replies: 14
Views: 4081

https://reverb.com/ca/item/516647-tokai-goldstar-sound-52-reissue-tele-telecaster-style-guitar-butterscotch-w-fender-std-gig-bag As much as I respect Gottfried's opinion on most things Tokai, I think that he is wrong on on the question of this so called "Goldstar" tele. The first reports of of these...
by bluejeannot
Thu May 17, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Identification Help! Tokai Goldstar Butterscotch Telecaster
Replies: 14
Views: 4081

http://www.tdpri.com/threads/tokai-goldstar-tele-legit-or-fraud.34892/ "OK, MIJ Tokai have always used the name Breezysound for their Telecaster copies (great guitars, especially the early ones 1978-83ish). The Korean operation seems to have some sort of legal agreement with Japanese Tokai, but othe...
by bluejeannot
Thu May 17, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Identification Help! Tokai Goldstar Butterscotch Telecaster
Replies: 14
Views: 4081

Hi,this guitar is a fake unfortunately. Tokai has never produced a Goldstar telecaster.
by bluejeannot
Tue May 15, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Are TOKAIs at Crossroad Guitars same as ones at GTR UNIVERSE
Replies: 12
Views: 6123

Here is a late 90s Japan model owned by an guy I know. https://www.gumtree.com/p/guitar-instru ... 1268376577
by bluejeannot
Tue May 15, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Are TOKAIs at Crossroad Guitars same as ones at GTR UNIVERSE
Replies: 12
Views: 6123

The MIJs have Japan stamped in ink on the neck block. This model has not been made in Japan since the late 90s no matter what the label says.They are now made in either Korea or China.
by bluejeannot
Tue May 15, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Springy Sound St80 + above stock pickups from the 80s
Replies: 19
Views: 6892

villager wrote:leave the st100 as it is....
+1...... Except maybe put the Di Marzio in in the bridge position,that should balance nicely.
by bluejeannot
Tue May 15, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Springy Sound St80 + above stock pickups from the 80s
Replies: 19
Views: 6892

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... oStkec0YP0 1980 Tokai Springy ST 80 with E stamped grey backed pickups. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... 4ZJ00vV2eo My 1984 Tokai ST 80 Goldstar with black bottomed Di Marzio VS 1s.both are killer pickups in my opinion. Enjoy!
by bluejeannot
Tue May 15, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Legit? Goldstar on Ebay.
Replies: 1
Views: 2289

Looks legit to me.
by bluejeannot
Tue May 15, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Another ST50 !! Anyone know what pickups these are?
Replies: 2
Views: 2052

https://planetbotch.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/1980s-fender-japan-vintage-strat-pickup.html Although these pickups are cheap and have plastic instead of fibre bobbins,they are alnico and they are so well wound that they do not need wax potting and never squeal.These are some of my favourite strat pickup...