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by allthumbs
Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Fret-edge binding, which models?
Replies: 15
Views: 5725

My 82' LC has it. I've never really thought about a playing difference though - I suppose it makes the fret edges a little smoother to my tender pinkies.
by allthumbs
Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:43 am
Forum: FX
Topic: Effects Board- the POD must die
Replies: 7
Views: 5731

I did the same thing about 3 years ago. I did it as a gradual transition. First I added a TS-9 in front of the POD, then added a delay behind it and just kept adding them one at a time until the POD left the setup. When the POD left so did the keyboard amp, being replaced by a Traynor YCV40 I had al...
by allthumbs
Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:17 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 82 LC100: Pickup upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 6955

If I can't land any old Dimarizos, do you have any idea how well the new ones stack up? The Virtual PAFs get good reviews at the moment, also the Virtual Hot PAF for the bridge position. I haven't tested them myself though. Maybe you should first figure out if there's a real problem with the origin...
by allthumbs
Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:52 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 82 LC100: Pickup upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 6955

Main difference between LC60 and LC100 is the finguerboard.If it's ebony made then it's a LC100 but it's tinted rosewood then it's LC60. I had two Burnys one LC60 and one LC80 and LC60's finguerboard was pale(there was something telling not being real ebony...),altough because rosewood can darke wi...
by allthumbs
Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:47 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 82 LC100: Pickup upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 6955

I guess that I am trying to make my Tokia sound like the best 82' Tokai that it can (so... maybe the 59's?). The Seymour Duncan '59 has a tendency to sound boomy in the neck of a normal Les Paul with maple top. And since you really seem to have an all-mahogany winered LC100 (see the 1982 catalog on...
by allthumbs
Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:01 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 82 LC100: Pickup upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 6955

Hans, Maybe 'darker' wasn't the best term - perhaps 'less bright'. I agree that my PAFS sound a bit thin and brittle (tho I didn't really here the same in your samples) and that is why I would consider upgrading them. I've heard good things about Fralins as well as the Bareknuckles but I'd really li...
by allthumbs
Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:42 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 82 LC100: Pickup upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 6955

Hi Allthumbs, i am kinda curious as to why you think you have an LC-100 and not an LC-60. There are a few slight differences between the 2 models and the LC-100 is quite a rare guitar. Do you have any pics of the baby? I would love to see them. regards Peter Mac Peter, I don't definitively know tha...
by allthumbs
Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:09 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 82 LC100: Pickup upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 6955

Hans, I listened to all your clips tonight. Nice playing (always liked Waitin on the Bus). It's an interesting comparison, given that I must listen to an mp3 through some $40 computer speakers but it is at least consistent I suppose. It seemed to me that the tone fell in to 2 categories, Darker (dis...
by allthumbs
Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 82 LC100: Pickup upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 6955

82 LC100: Pickup upgrade

I have a lovely 1982 Love Rock Custom that is completely stock. Although I've played for many years, I have no real experience with humbuckers outside of this gem. She sounds quite wondeful to me, but lately I've been wondering how much better she could be made to sound. So , I am appealing to all y...
by allthumbs
Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:08 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: New Forum Member -- New Tokai Buyer
Replies: 4
Views: 2568

Hey Cheese, I have an 82' LC that I can't say enough good things about. It's a transparent wine finish that let's the grain show through very nicely. It's true that the Standards seem to be more in demand but I love the sound and the look of the Custom. The mahogany-on-mahogany is a little bit diffe...
by allthumbs
Sun Apr 04, 2004 11:39 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Relationship between bridge and tailpiece height
Replies: 6
Views: 1801

Thanks for the info, gents. I have raised the tailpiece to the point where I can pass a piece of paper between the string and the rear of the bridge. Although I seemed to find the previous steeper angle benefited the tone (perhaps real, perhaps imagined), I don't wish to have problems with string br...
by allthumbs
Thu Apr 01, 2004 10:57 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Relationship between bridge and tailpiece height
Replies: 6
Views: 1801

Relationship between bridge and tailpiece height

Looking for some advice from the experts regarding my 82' Custom: Should the tailpiece height (relative to the bridge) be set high enough so that the strings clear the back of the bridge body? When I've got the bridge set at a suitable playing height, if I want the strings to clear, I have to have t...
by allthumbs
Fri Feb 27, 2004 4:28 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Input on my 82' Custom
Replies: 0
Views: 3066

Input on my 82' Custom

Well this just drives me nuts! Just removed the pickups out of my Tokai looking for a wayward rattle (didn't find it) and got looking at the wood through a magnifying lens. Son-ofa-gun but it's got me thinking that I have a two-piece body and a one-piece top. Judging by the catalog (the one that is ...
by allthumbs
Fri Oct 03, 2003 3:35 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Bridges and tailpieces
Replies: 1
Views: 981

Bridges and tailpieces

Hello all, A couple months ago I purchased an 82' Love Rock Custom. This is the first non-Fender guitar I've owned and I'm trying to sort out the ideal bridge and tailpiece settings. When I got the guitar the tailpiece was adjusted tight to the body and the bridge was quite low but I found that the ...
by allthumbs
Tue Aug 12, 2003 10:12 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tone suggestions
Replies: 1
Views: 851

Tone suggestions

Hey all, I'm pretty new to the Love Rock/Les Paul guitar world having just purchased my 82' LC100. For several years I've played a Strat into a Traynor Custom Valve 40 (actually, more than anything I've played acoustic). Anyway, I'm trying to get a handle on the tonal characteristics on the Love Roc...