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who thinks its legit?

Post by rackem » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:58 pm

hey,1st time poster! would love if someone could help me out,saw this bass and was hoping to check if it sounds legit,
its advertised as a japanense p-bass with "The serial number is 222728, which indicates it is a copy of a 1965-1976 Fender Precision. " on the neckplate, pictures at

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would love to have this as a new quality bass is needed desperately and if this is legit would be just what i need!!
any and all help much appreciated!! thanks!

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Post by mrsuspend » Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:23 am

Looks legit to me although this model stayed the same well into the nineties.

/Magnus

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Post by stratman323 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:42 am

It's hard to see the decal from that pic - can you get any more?

Mike

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Post by rackem » Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:50 am

will try get more pics! watch this space, thanks for the help!!

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Post by marcusnieman » Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:55 am

stratman323 wrote:It's hard to see the decal from that pic - can you get any more?

Mike
That Tokai decal on the headstock doesn't look right.

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Post by mrsuspend » Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:03 am

The reason I sounded so certain is the screw in the middle of the scratchplate which Tokai had until circa 1995 and which I've never seen on another brand. Of course the neck could be fake although the logo may look odd simply because it runs the other way, being a lefty...

/Magnus

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Post by rackem » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:12 am

hey back again, got a pic of the headstock and possibly the electronics later or tomorro
sorry bout the huge pic!!

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thanks again,much appreciated

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Post by mrsuspend » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:59 am

Looks ok to me.

/M

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Post by marcusnieman » Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:08 am

Yeah, looks fine to me.

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Post by rackem » Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:11 am

thanks people! appreciate the input.may well pick it up for a steal! didnt wanna get hung up with a korean...
any reviews on 'em? where's the truss rod on these btw?
thanks again

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Post by mrsuspend » Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:19 am

They're good basses (I own two) but since they were made during a long period of time it's hard to say exactly.
The trussrod adjust is at the body end of the neck, you can glimpse it in one of the photos.

/Magnus

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Post by rackem » Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:39 am

thanks for the input!

stratman323

Post by stratman323 » Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:45 am

Shouldn't it say "Hard Puncher" (or something) as well as Tokai on the headstock?

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Post by mrsuspend » Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:07 am

I don't think they could fit it in since they didn't have any leftyfied decals :wink:

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Post by stratman323 » Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:11 am

So it's usual for the lefty decals to be different?

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