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I'm rather late to the party, but it looks pretty similar to my white Tokai JB45.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...
Mine came with (historically) the wrong tuners completely (based on '70s P Bass ones. See below ...)
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 ...
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 .
Anyway, I love this bass, whatever historical inaccuracies it may have. I hope that you now feel the same way about yours
(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.