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by Fender32
Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: My first ever Tokai - Olympic white Jazz Sound (with pics).
Replies: 12
Views: 15505

Lovely looking bass! and the 'sexed up' pic is great too, can you tell me what you did to it? Hi John, Thanks for the kind remarks :) . All I really did with the photo was to play with the contrast levels (boosting them by about 10%) and then used 'control points' (these are specific to Nikon's "Ca...
by Fender32
Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: My first ever Tokai - Olympic white Jazz Sound (with pics).
Replies: 12
Views: 15505

My first ever Tokai - Olympic white Jazz Sound (with pics).

Now that I think we've safely established that this bass is a geniune Tokai Jazz Sound (see link :wink: ...) http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=102174#102174 ... I think that it's a good time for me to post some pics of it :) . I'm afraid that I don't know too many details about it (year of m...
by Fender32
Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: Have I just bought a fake Tokai Jazz Sound bass? (many pics)
Replies: 16
Views: 21267

There's definitely a difference in the tuners, as you say. :-? Could it be though, that rather than a definitive aid to recognition, they just happen to be the tuners that Tokai had in stock when yours was produced? I know you're a Fender expert, so think of Tokai in the 1980's as being how Fender ...
by Fender32
Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: Have I just bought a fake Tokai Jazz Sound bass? (many pics)
Replies: 16
Views: 21267

... So, is it likely that mine was a higher end model (not a 45 or 50), as it defintitley has a nitro lacquered, ... What makes you sure to have nitro lacquered body? Did you made the acetone test already? Good point :wink: . What I should have written was: " In my opinion , based on previous owner...
by Fender32
Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: Have I just bought a fake Tokai Jazz Sound bass? (many pics)
Replies: 16
Views: 21267

i'm agree with goestoeleven. that's a real Tokai jazz sound! no doubt! The tuners are genuine, you can see the same on the pre-1983 Hardpuncher PB60 and above model. there aren't like the 3 screws cheaper type that you can find on the 48-50 model. The neck plate is also original. That's probably a ...
by Fender32
Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: Have I just bought a fake Tokai Jazz Sound bass? (many pics)
Replies: 16
Views: 21267

That red PB60 is mine :D Anyways: your JB looks straight to me. I recently had a candy apple red Silverstar that looked cheap under the hood (no ceramic pickups though) but it played and sounded better than any 70's Fender I have tried. I found that most Tokais have the logo mounted in a different ...
by Fender32
Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: Have I just bought a fake Tokai Jazz Sound bass? (many pics)
Replies: 16
Views: 21267

Welcome to the Tokai Forums Fender32 . :D Your new purchase looks pretty genuine to me. :D Tokai internals do sometimes look pretty cheap and nasty, but it's how they sound that counts. I'd try stringing it and setting it up for a play before jumping in and swapping the electronics. Certainly the p...
by Fender32
Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: Have I just bought a fake Tokai Jazz Sound bass? (many pics)
Replies: 16
Views: 21267

Update.

OK, seems that I'm going to be the first to answer some of my own questions here (having looked through nearly every post in the Tokai Bass forum now :wink: ). I have just made two very encouraging discoveries, right here on our own boards, which lead me to believe that some, or all, of my bass is g...
by Fender32
Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:59 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: Have I just bought a fake Tokai Jazz Sound bass? (many pics)
Replies: 16
Views: 21267

Have I just bought a fake Tokai Jazz Sound bass? (many pics)

:) Firstly, "Hello to all in Tokailand"! This is my first post :wink: . Well, this morning my new eBay purchase turned up and having had a screwdriver to it, I'm very concerned that it may not be all that was advertised :cry: . I hope that the collective wisdom of you good people will be enough to u...
by Fender32
Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:56 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: Ignore: Duplicate post.
Replies: 0
Views: 1976

Ignore: Duplicate post.

Don't know how, but my thread posted itself again, about 9 hours after I first posted it :roll: !?