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Jazz Sound... Please help date

Post by Fleafunk » Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:14 am

hey guys,

please could someone help me a approximate dating on my jazz sound...

thanks, pics below...

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Post by Koubayashi » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:58 pm

84 with newer tuners

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Post by Fleafunk » Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:28 am

thanks bud...

how can you tell?

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Post by Koubayashi » Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:48 am

Fleafunk wrote:thanks bud...

how can you tell?
The logo.

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Post by Fleafunk » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:30 am

ok cool, thanks man...

could you tell me what the original machine heads (tuners) looked liked as i would like to restore it to original...

thanks again.

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Post by Cali Girl » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:23 pm

Nice guitar! Love the cream/tortoise look.

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Post by Koubayashi » Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:40 pm

Fleafunk wrote:ok cool, thanks man...

could you tell me what the original machine heads (tuners) looked liked as i would like to restore it to original...

thanks again.
Can you remove one tuner and take a pic so I can see the screw pattern?
Otherwise it'll be hard to know what tuners it had.

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Post by Fleafunk » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:48 am

Cali Girl wrote:Nice guitar! Love the cream/tortoise look.
thanks bud, it plays like a dream...

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Post by Diamond » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:33 am

I recognise the music store in the photos....Juan, is this you :D

Lovely looking guitar.

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Post by Fender32 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:25 pm

Fleafunk wrote:ok cool, thanks man...

could you tell me what the original machine heads (tuners) looked liked as i would like to restore it to original...

thanks again.
I'm rather late to the party, but it looks pretty similar to my white Tokai JB45.

Mine came with (historically) the wrong tuners completely :( (based on '70s P Bass ones. See below ...)

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These were mostly used on the Tokai Hard Puncher (P Bass copies) series, but seem to have found their way onto a few Jazz Sounds, too :-? . Recently, I swapped them for a set of Hipshot 'Vintage' tuners, which not only look more like the period-correct Fender tuners, but work very smoothly :) ...

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If you look closely, you might see that the headstock logo differs slightly on mine, but that is just yet another wonderful anomaly of Tokai instruments from the period 8).

Anyway, I love this bass, whatever historical inaccuracies it may have. I hope that you now feel the same way about yours

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(P.S. The bridge in the photo above is a Hipshot Vintage one, which I was just testing out - the standard, vintage one is now back on it).
Certified Tokai Jazz Sound whore.

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