1981 TE120

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Post by Sigmania » Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:29 pm

I can't see....

It's on its way from Hawaii, and should be here in a day or two I bet.

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Post by felixcatus » Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:31 pm

1 Meg, as is mine. Thanks

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Post by Peter Mac » Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:36 pm

Hi guys,

Felix did you realise your selector switch has been changed.
The original Tokai selector is on Sigmania's TE-120 but yours appears to be a U.S. made variety.

Through trial and error, I have found that one can dismantle and repair the old Tokai ones back to new - not just throw them away

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Post by CliffsComicWorld » Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:35 pm

Geoff, you will love this guitar... here are pictures of stamps

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Post by CliffsComicWorld » Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:38 pm

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Post by CliffsComicWorld » Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:42 pm

BTW.....Udo....... Thanks for the love..

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Post by Sigmania » Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:43 pm

Derrrr. I was looking for an embossed stamp. :P

And thanks Cliff and Udo!
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Post by felixcatus » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:33 pm

Peter Mac wrote:Hi guys,

Felix did you realise your selector switch has been changed.
The original Tokai selector is on Sigmania's TE-120 but yours appears to be a U.S. made variety.



Peter
I didn't knew that. But, I have seen a few more Breezy's with the same type (as mine) of switch.

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Post by JDB » Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:16 am

Some nice grain in that one congrats.

I just bought one last week.

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Post by Sigmania » Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:31 am

Oh wow JDB! Beautiful!

What type of wood is your body?
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Post by JDB » Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:37 am

Same as yours I guess..sen ash. Looks like its been refinished and a strat pup in the neck. Haven't got it yet.
listing said there was no extra routing done except the pick guard was cut to fit the pick up.
Have to wait and see.

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Post by jl1 » Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:34 am

so jealous

alotta bread but you gota pay for whats good i guess

enjoy you lucky guy

looks in v good condition too :roll:

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Re: 1981 TE120

Post by felixcatus » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:05 am

Sigmania wrote:
I couldn't resist after getting that 1979 TE80 and playing it. If this guitar sounds as good I may have found my dream guitar. I can't believe how full and resonant the TE80 is.
Sigmania wrote: after playing the TE80. What an amazing rage of tones!
Your TE80 has 250K pots,right? You're gonna have to roll back the tone on the bridge pickup with those 1Meg pots.

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Post by Sigmania » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:33 am

Yes felixcatus, 250k on the TE80.

I have no idea what the Tokai pickups are. The bridge is marked TE A on the TE80. The neck pickup is unmarked.

Haven't seen the p'ups in the TE120 yet.

Here is a pic from the TE80.

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Post by felixcatus » Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:12 am

Sigmania wrote:
Haven't seen the p'ups in the TE120 yet.
From what I remember, the bridge pu is also TEA.

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