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by Lesblues
Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Faber pickups vs Mark 2's
Replies: 26
Views: 7905

If MK II's ARE potted, which I actually have doubts, they must be potted before the covers are installed, I've removed the covers from some of mine with no trouble at all, just use a Stanley knife to carefully cut through the solder, and prise them off with your fingers. I have new, spare set of MK...
by Lesblues
Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Faber pickups vs Mark 2's
Replies: 26
Views: 7905

If MK II's ARE potted, which I actually have doubts, they must be potted before the covers are installed, I've removed the covers from some of mine with no trouble at all, just use a Stanley knife to carefully cut through the solder, and prise them off with your fingers. Presumably I would either h...
by Lesblues
Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Faber pickups vs Mark 2's
Replies: 26
Views: 7905

If MK II's ARE potted, which I actually have doubts, they must be potted before the covers are installed, I've removed the covers from some of mine with no trouble at all, just use a Stanley knife to carefully cut through the solder, and prise them off with your fingers. Presumably I would either h...
by Lesblues
Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Faber pickups vs Mark 2's
Replies: 26
Views: 7905

Yiou do realise those mkII's on ebay are gold don't you? Yes, Thought I might just put up with them, as the price should be quite good. You could always take the covers off of they look a bit odd I wondered about that and possibly swapping them for the chrome ones on my existing pups but Paladin201...
by Lesblues
Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Faber pickups vs Mark 2's
Replies: 26
Views: 7905

Ah, this is more like it. - loads of opinions on pickups. I might never be able to make a choice now. :wink: BTW, while I was trying to find out about the Fabers an old thread came up in the search on this forum where Marcusnieman linked to a clip of Otis Spann with Peter Green - just wanted to say ...
by Lesblues
Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Faber pickups vs Mark 2's
Replies: 26
Views: 7905

JohnA wrote:Yiou do realise those mkII's on ebay are gold don't you?
Yes, Thought I might just put up with them, as the price should be quite good.
by Lesblues
Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:57 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Faber pickups vs Mark 2's
Replies: 26
Views: 7905

I have heard a lot of good things about the Toneriders and they are a very good price. The only thing is that I'm not sure which of their humbuckers I would choose, not having had a chance to listen to them "in person". While, I have mark II's in my Es 135 and I know they sound great. I also realise...
by Lesblues
Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:47 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Faber pickups vs Mark 2's
Replies: 26
Views: 7905

Guys, thanks for the replys. They all make sense. I understand the principle of buying the better known make for a good resale price if I decide I don't like them. I also agree that it is not necessarily worth while paying out a fortune to upgrade my Korean Love Rock. This also appeals to my intrins...
by Lesblues
Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:27 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Faber pickups vs Mark 2's
Replies: 26
Views: 7905

70 views and no opinions, unusual. Maybe I am asking the wrong question? I have a Korean Love Rock, my first electric guitar. I recently became the proud owner of a Tokai ES 135 and naturally it knocks the socks off of my Love Rock. However I like my Love Rock and it has sentimental value to me. So ...
by Lesblues
Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:24 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Faber pickups vs Mark 2's
Replies: 26
Views: 7905

Faber pickups vs Mark 2's

Anyone care to offer their opinion on the pros and cons/ comparisons between these 2 sets of pickups? I'm looking to upgrade the pickups in my Korean Love Rock. Thanks http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Faber-PAF-Vintage-humbucker-pickups-/280757175349?pt=UK_Guitar_Accessories&hash=item415e6e8435#ht_500wt_11...
by Lesblues
Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: upgrading pickups - help needed.
Replies: 2
Views: 1087

You are definitely right there. Oh well, I'm sure gold pickups will look just fine. :D thanks for replying.
Les
by Lesblues
Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:06 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: upgrading pickups - help needed.
Replies: 2
Views: 1087

upgrading pickups - help needed.

Hi, I first discovered Tokais when I bought a 2nd hand Korean Love Rock about 4 years ago which I was very happy with, until that is, I recently took possession of a new es 135. A truly wonderful guitar. Anyway it has got me thinking that I have to upgrade the pickups on my Love Rock. I have seen th...
by Lesblues
Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fender home movie from 1958
Replies: 1
Views: 969

Really interesting. Thanks for posting.
by Lesblues
Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Gig!
Replies: 23
Views: 5238

Congrats! you are a braver man than me Dave.
by Lesblues
Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RWC Anyone?
Replies: 24
Views: 6986

Yup, great game. Have to say though I don't think France looked like they could have scored without Piri Weepu kicking the ball straight into their hands. That said France certainly played well enough to contain the All Blacks. I had expected a much wider margin in the score line, based on previous ...