common problems of mik love rocks

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common problems of mik love rocks

Post by ajax24u » Fri Jan 28, 2005 2:36 pm

hi im new to this site.i just recently learned of these japanese les paul copies and was very intrigued. so i picked up a mik love rock new in box and a greco 78 les paul also.does any one have any info on these guitars concerning problems people have had with them(example. not staying in tune?should i put grovers on the love rock?qualitly of pickups?) i read that the mik lrs nut is a bone nut but it looks kinda weird.more like plastic if ya ask me.dont get me wrong though i like the guitar alot but i noticed that the strings were squeking when i was tuning them from the nut.any suggestions ,comments?
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Post by LaXu » Fri Jan 28, 2005 2:49 pm

The nut just needs some filing. Common problem on production line guitars. If you don't know how, take it to a tech.
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Post by ajax24u » Fri Jan 28, 2005 3:31 pm

will do.thanks
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Post by ian » Fri Jan 28, 2005 5:21 pm

I think all Tokais have plastic nut (excepting maybe LS320 & LS200) ? but bone nut is cheap easy replacement if you take it to qualified tech for serious setup (though these guys sometimes spoil the guitar completely :o ). As LaXu says, pretty common problem for all makers (except maybe higher MIJ Tokai & PRS), eg check Gibson Les Paul Forum, ? seems like most new Gibsons needs nut re-cut plus serious fretwork & all sorts of other fixes/repairs.

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bone nut

Post by ajax24u » Fri Jan 28, 2005 5:24 pm

it said right on the ebay page that it was bone nut though.
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Post by JSD » Fri Jan 28, 2005 6:19 pm

The Canadian distributor for Tokai orders all the Korean made Love Rocks with a real bone nut, same thing for the PRS body style guitars.
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canadian distributor

Post by ajax24u » Fri Jan 28, 2005 6:36 pm

yeah,thats who i got it from.
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Post by JSD » Fri Jan 28, 2005 6:45 pm

No, you didn't get it from the distributor, distributors don't sell to the public, they only sell them to us dealers, you got it from a dealer.
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dealer

Post by ajax24u » Fri Jan 28, 2005 6:48 pm

well the guy who i got it from was from canada.his tokai koreas are on ebay right now
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Post by ian » Sat Jan 29, 2005 3:10 am

Hi JSD ? OK thanks ? is that a fact (Canadian distributor ordering bone) ... didn?t know they did that :-? .

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Post by JSD » Sat Jan 29, 2005 7:47 am

ian wrote:Hi JSD ? OK thanks ? is that a fact (Canadian distributor ordering bone) ... didn?t know they did that :-? .

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Yes, he pretty much custom orders all the Tokais he brings in. Thats why we don't see those second rate Korean made models as shown in the old catalogs.
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Post by little-odgie » Mon Jan 31, 2005 4:20 am

pushing it a bit to describe MIK's as "second rate"? Compared to what? :o
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Post by JSD » Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:24 am

Read all my comments again, I don't describe MIKs as second rate. The ones shown in the old catalogs can be considered "second rate" when compared to the latest MIKs brought into Canada.
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Post by little-odgie » Mon Jan 31, 2005 9:17 am

:o
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Post by Novosel » Tue Feb 01, 2005 2:45 am

:o :-?

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