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by Fender32
Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: My Beautiful Trio of 'Jazz Sounds' (lots of piccies).
Replies: 18
Views: 16261

I think they sell a version of Norman's bass that's quite a bit more expensive than that! Here's what Norman was playing at The 100 Club last year. Oh yeah, I see what you mean, that's certainly no Fender :lol: ! Sadly, it's not a Tokai either :cry: . :wink: Thanks again for the input, Startman.
by Fender32
Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: My Beautiful Trio of 'Jazz Sounds' (lots of piccies).
Replies: 18
Views: 16261

I'm not 100% certain about this, but I'm pretty sure that the bass he used for years both with The Blockheads & later with Wilko was a Tokai without the scratchplate. I believe it was a Jazz. A couple of bass players I know told me that, & I'm sure I read something years ago. His current bass, the ...
by Fender32
Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: Post your Tokai bass pics, please!
Replies: 122
Views: 150355

Another two for the collection.

So, I've posted these pics elsewhere here, but in keeping with the idea behind this thread here are some shots of my 1984 Metallic Red TJB60 and my 1985 Black TJB45/60 (?), as well as the whole collection (including my 1983 Olympic White TJB45 ). http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p279/Bluenile32/To...
by Fender32
Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:29 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: Another two for the collection.
Replies: 0
Views: 2264

Another two for the collection.

:( Sorry, I posted this directly into the Forum as a new topic, when I meant to add it to an existing thread. Here's a link to the correct thread ...

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=115419#115419
by Fender32
Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: My Beautiful Trio of 'Jazz Sounds' (lots of piccies).
Replies: 18
Views: 16261

Very nice collection. Norman Watt-Roy wouldn't have played his Tokai for years if it wasn't up to the job. :wink: Mike Interesting! Which Tokai bass did NWR have then? I could only find one interview with him ( http://www.philbrodieband.com/muso_norman_watt-roy.htm ) in which he says that he used a...
by Fender32
Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: My Beautiful Trio of 'Jazz Sounds' (lots of piccies).
Replies: 18
Views: 16261

Beautiful basses!!! Congratulations! Red one is great! I have exactly the same Tokai like your first - cream-one. Also without L - letter on a neckplate. It's also very lightweight. It's sound so good!! I had a problem with pickups, but now everything is ok. I had to change polarisation in one of t...
by Fender32
Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: My Beautiful Trio of 'Jazz Sounds' (lots of piccies).
Replies: 18
Views: 16261

This guy's site is well worth a read: http://mrglyn.blogspot.com/2008/11/reducing-hum-screening.html He's currently removing necks from vintage acoustics using steam injection. :o Brave man! He's got bigger balls than I have. :lol: :lol: Quote: "This is the radiation present all over the universe c...
by Fender32
Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: My Beautiful Trio of 'Jazz Sounds' (lots of piccies).
Replies: 18
Views: 16261

Thanks Graham :) ! Yes, I'll have a look into that, although there's not much that you can actually shield on a Jazz Bass. The red one has brass plates underneath each pickup and one in the control cavity, to which everything is grounded ... http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p279/Bluenile32/Tokai%2...
by Fender32
Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: My Beautiful Trio of 'Jazz Sounds' (lots of piccies).
Replies: 18
Views: 16261

My Beautiful Trio of 'Jazz Sounds' (lots of piccies).

So, having flipped over the Olympic White TJB45 'Jazz Sound ' (below), which I got in the summer (after owning numerous more prestigious and expensive basses :wink: ), I decided to try and track down some more of these fine Tokai Jazzes to add to my small collection. http://i130.photobucket.com/albu...
by Fender32
Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:10 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: Can somebody tell me more?
Replies: 1
Views: 2904

:-? Well, I've never seen a Tokai logo of that size before - on a bass! It looks very much like on from a Tokai guitar !!! My guess would be that the original logo wore off (which they very often do, being mounted on top of the clear coat) and was replaced with this one!? This would also explain why...
by Fender32
Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: Post your Tokai bass pics, please!
Replies: 122
Views: 150355

Nice one :P ! Lovely rosewood on that fretboard (again). Seems that the Tokai factory certainly had access to some top notch timber in those days. Even a lot of today's more expensive basses don't have maple and rosewood that's as attractive as some of the examples we've seen here. What's more, 4.5k...
by Fender32
Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: Post your Tokai bass pics, please!
Replies: 122
Views: 150355

Hi All again. Couldn't upload here so tried putting link instead. This is my Sigma made by Tokai 1972. http://www.rezumaid.com/page222222.html It's the closest to the real thing ( sound and feel)I've ever played. Still think those jazzers are awsum. :)[/url] 8) Cool! I had a "CMI" branded Ric copy ...
by Fender32
Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:45 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: Post your Tokai bass pics, please!
Replies: 122
Views: 150355

bassssy68 wrote:Hi All.
Just registered and found this thread. Dribbling at the jazzers. Would a picture of a Tokai made Sigma ric copy fit in this thread?
Sure, why not!? I'm curious to see one :) ...

Welcome to the forum, by the way :wink: .
by Fender32
Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: Post your Tokai bass pics, please!
Replies: 122
Views: 150355

:D Excellent pictures, excellent basses and excellent post !!! It's really interesting to hear your opinions on the tones of the three basses, doudoubass - thanks for sharing! You're fortunate to have three such 'high-end' models (a '60', an '80' and a '75') - they don't seem to be as common as the ...
by Fender32
Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:54 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: Post your Tokai bass pics, please!
Replies: 122
Views: 150355

Well, I didn't want to say too much about the optimistic opening price, in case it belonged to someone here :wink: . Still, when you look at what else 650 quid would buy you (a mid-90s Fender American Standard Jazz bass, the pre-amp and pickups from a Sadowsky Jazz etc. etc.), then even that price d...