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by Emiel
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80
Replies: 6
Views: 2610

Re: Wanted: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80

Always loved the Candy Apple Red finish! ID'ing a Tokai bass... now that's a good question. I guess it is similar to ID'ing a Telecaster or Stratocaster-style Tokai. You really have to look at all features (unfortunately), amongst others: the sticker on the back of the neck (if there is any), the se...
by Emiel
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80
Replies: 6
Views: 2610

Re: Wanted: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80

Still looking!
by Emiel
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Bridge & Stop Upgrades?
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Re: Bridge & Stop Upgrades?

You'll need metric size hardware. Faber offers them, I'm not sure about Callaham. No drilling required then.

I recently changed the hardware on my 1980 LS80 to Faber, except for the bridge posts that is (waiting for Faber to come with brass ones).
by Emiel
Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:26 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Weinig hulp nodig
Replies: 1
Views: 395

Re: Weinig hulp nodig

Hi Jutter,

68 stands for 68.000 yen and I think it is made in China. Three trussrod cover screws usually gives it away.
by Emiel
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Source of brass M4 posts and steel bushings for Tokai LS
Replies: 6
Views: 2024

Re: Source of brass M4 posts and steel bushings for Tokai LS

Looking forward to that! Can you give an estimate when?
by Emiel
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Source of brass M4 posts and steel bushings for Tokai LS
Replies: 6
Views: 2024

Re: Source of brass M4 posts and steel bushings for Tokai LS

Any news on this particular topic? I am looking for a brass thumb wheel as well as a brass bridge post. I found Faber is selling a M4 brass thumb wheel, but not a brass bridge post: https://www.faberguitar.com/index.php?k=96&lang=eng Faber sells a steel bushing for the tailpiece too: https://www.fab...
by Emiel
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Distinguish ES 100 R/J pickups
Replies: 17
Views: 2243

Re: Distinguish ES 100 R/J pickups

So the ES100J's had '57 PAFs instead of Gotohs for the ES100R? Interesting. Mine were definitely original to the guitar as the soldering on the (mini) pots were immaculate. Pretty good sounding pickups actually!
by Emiel
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Distinguish ES 100 R/J pickups
Replies: 17
Views: 2243

Re: Distinguish ES 100 R/J pickups

Here are the pickups from my '81 ES100J.

They measure 8.21 and 8.50K... but they don't exactly sound and feel that powerful. I guess the magnets are not that strong...

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by Emiel
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Tokai Guitar Registry Feedback
Topic: Tokai Reborn Old, 1023290
Replies: 5
Views: 4506

Re: Tokai Reborn Old, 1023290

Some pictures will help?

You might ask Gottfried at Faber Guitar as he imports these guitars:
https://www.faberguitar.com/
by Emiel
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80
Replies: 6
Views: 2610

Re: Wanted: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80

Still looking!
by Emiel
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: NGD....ES100J
Replies: 14
Views: 4359

Re: NGD....ES100J

Lovely guitar! What is the neck profile on vintage ES100s? Is it generally same as the LS from the period? Any big differences? Based on my experience with two 1980 LS80s and two 1981 ES100s... I'd say the LS80 has a more rounded '58 profile, the ES100 feels a tiny bit slimmer. If I recall, the ES1...
by Emiel
Thu May 07, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: NGD....ES100J
Replies: 14
Views: 4359

Re: NGD....ES100J

Congrats, it looks mint! Based on experience with two ES100J's, the 'J' pickups are very low output and actually sound pretty good. I had mine changed for OX4's (again low output) and it's not a night and day difference. Mind, changing pickups and pots in an ES is one of the most frustrating jobs ev...
by Emiel
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: NGD! Tokai LS80 1980 Les Paul Reborn
Replies: 5
Views: 2301

Re: NGD! Tokai LS80 1980 Les Paul Reborn

Nice figuring!

Interestingly, my Reborn Old has the serial # 00087xx, so the change from Les Paul Reborn to Reborn Old must have been between those numbers :) .
by Emiel
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80
Replies: 6
Views: 2610

Wanted: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80

Any early '80s Tokai Precision basses for sale? Looking for a rosewood board PB80...