Tokai vsb-80

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mdvineng
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Tokai vsb-80

Post by mdvineng » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:39 am

http://s1240.photobucket.com/user/mdvin ... 1.jpg.html

it was in pretty good shape on arrival but a total strip down, clean and polish and fit new bridge n flats. no need to replace the pickups, they sound very good. The original brass bridge was badly corroded but is responding well to cleaning, it may yet go back on as the Hipshot is though excellent not the perfect match for the body.

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Post by bluejeannot » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:14 pm

These are great basses with great pickups,I have one too,congratulations!
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Post by mdvineng » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:45 am

thanks for that. the original bridge is done and ready to go back on but that will probably later or never. I'll link a pic soon.

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cleaned up bridge

Post by mdvineng » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:17 am

The bridge was cleaned but not enough to make it look brand new. new stainless grub screws and I also made some stainless springs to go with the original intonation screws. And a final thin coat of clock varnish. Yes I have spotted that the intonation screws are in the incorrect order, I am currently looking for some stainless versions.
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