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by Novosel
Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Can you fit original harware in tokai guitars?
Replies: 18
Views: 5552

The new hat pushed down over the pot shaft with exactly the same pressure as pushing on the old ones - snug. I think almost all these repro knobs are virtually identical. In fact, I bought a set of original 50's ones for my Gibson Les Paul, and they fit the same way.
by Novosel
Wed Mar 01, 2006 4:01 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Can you fit original harware in tokai guitars?
Replies: 18
Views: 5552

If you're putting a screw into wood, it makes little difference if it's metric or imperial - it will thread itself into the wood no problem. The challenge is when it's a machine screw made to fit into a metal insert with specific threading, such as tailpiece studs. If I remember correctly, I kept my...
by Novosel
Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:55 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Nut
Replies: 6
Views: 2184

The very experienced tech who did a fret dress on my '84 LS60 was absolutely certain the stock nut was bone.
by Novosel
Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:30 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: word of advice!!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 7549

Wait a minute! Wait a minute! Enough gloom and doom! There's no need for stripping or selling or any other radical move - that finish is totally salvageable. The Scotchbrite pad that LoveRocksRule used was just too coarse of a grit, thats all. The offending scratches can be removed or reduced using ...
by Novosel
Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:31 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Will RS Relics switch tip fit Tokai?
Replies: 7
Views: 2546

Just for you Jim, I tried my Historic switchtip on my '84 LS60, and it went on, but the Tokai tip wouldn't go on the Les Paul. I believe Gibson most likely uses a slightly coarser imperial thread, but their tip was able to thread down over Tokai's finer metric threading. So, yes, I'd say that the RS...
by Novosel
Fri Aug 05, 2005 11:43 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitar Registry Feedback
Topic: Wanted!
Replies: 5
Views: 5136

I hate guys who make chords like that. Nobody needs to make chords like that!

Looks for all the world like a younger Rick Derringer.
by Novosel
Mon Aug 01, 2005 1:39 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitar Registry Feedback
Topic: My favorite Tokai catalog page...
Replies: 38
Views: 49303

I'm with you on that, hans-jurgen - that would be an exceptional page to have translated!

There are a couple of English phrases sprinked in there: "One of a kind", "Quality before quantity", and "We are No. 1!"
by Novosel
Mon Aug 01, 2005 1:27 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Thinking of replacing "circuit board" controls on
Replies: 9
Views: 2953

When Gibson owners talked about upgrading the stock pots on their Historic models to something more "useable", I wasn't sure what they meant because controls on my '84 Love Rock (with PC board) seemed so resonsive and the tone was terrific. I used to think, "But how can it get better than this?". It...
by Novosel
Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:23 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Scratchplate
Replies: 9
Views: 2812

Tokaiguy, if you know where I can get a pickguard for a vintage Love Rock, I'll take two!
by Novosel
Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:57 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Parts for the Love Rock
Replies: 7
Views: 2354

That is a most noble and daunting undertaking. If I wanted truly professional and flawless results, I'd seek out out a recommended luthier; but if I was willing to accept possibly less than perfection, I'd be tempted to give it a shot myself. You could buy a replacement Les Paul-style neck (and the ...
by Novosel
Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:05 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Help with identifying a Japanese 93 model ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3103

Just to make another observation - the switchtip looks right for Japanese(MIJ - aged amber, MIK - yellowish white); the pickguard looks right ( MIJ has square-cut edge, MIK has bevelled edge), and the plastic pickup surrounds match close in colour to the pickguard, whereas on the MIK model they are ...
by Novosel
Wed Jul 06, 2005 8:22 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: tokai truss rod covers
Replies: 17
Views: 5996

Although the standard finish on a LS70 would be poly, there's no reason to doubt the seller - it may very well be nitro. Nitro is considered more desireable because it's more "authentic" to original Gibson Les Pauls and other higher end guitars, but there's certainly nothing wrong with Tokai's poly ...
by Novosel
Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:48 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Forget new or used - buy trashed!
Replies: 7
Views: 2341

Yeah, I thought it might be Korean because of the white control cavity covers. Whoever bought that, I'm sorry to say, got burned big time. :cry: I think it's one that fell off the boat on the way over.
by Novosel
Thu Jun 23, 2005 2:31 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Forget new or used - buy trashed!
Replies: 7
Views: 2341

Forget new or used - buy trashed!

I wonder how many members watched the recent Ebay auction of a totally trashed '80's Tokai Goldtop (the auction number was 7328857187 - sorry, I don't know how to do all that paste/copy/link stuff). This thing was so far gone - all the frets were missing, switchtip, electronics gone, finish destroye...
by Novosel
Thu Jun 16, 2005 3:23 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Hollow Body Gr*tch style models on ebay
Replies: 21
Views: 5381

Dog pile on Mike's Music!!

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