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by vikingblues
Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:26 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: S/H Tokai LC85 - Edinburgh
Replies: 0
Views: 1613

S/H Tokai LC85 - Edinburgh

Any of you near Edinburgh in Scotland looking for a second hand MIJ Tokai LC85 Wine Red? 2009 model - not gigged - ?499.99. At the Live Music Shop on West Cross Causeway. Might still be in process of cleaned and new strings put on. I'm the one previous careful owner. With it being the LC85 it has th...
by vikingblues
Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tailpiece Height and Top Wrapping
Replies: 10
Views: 4906

After a few more monthe I thought it really was time to change the strings. So I've tried the top wrapping. No noticeable (to me) change in tone or sustain (good, because they are great already) and only a slightly different feel to the strings - certainly not the floppy feel I've seen some complain...
by vikingblues
Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Home Recording
Topic: Your Recordings?
Replies: 25
Views: 53940

Been messing around with a new Vox Tonelab ST, and trying out some slow blues. I've got a lot to learn and still find the recording process gets in the way of musical flow. Don't expect too much. :oops: I use a Vox Amp and the Tonelab is the closest USB interface I've yet found to getting my amp sou...
by vikingblues
Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:24 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai LC85 - Hope you like the tone
Replies: 4
Views: 5104

Tokai LC85 - Hope you like the tone

http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu285/almerasooty/TokaiLC85_2.jpg It's a few months since I got my Tokai LC85. I've been meaning to post a piece to try to show off its sound - there were so few demos out there on the net of the LC model when I was looking for a Tokai. I hope this one does it jus...
by vikingblues
Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Inflation and Guitarist Magazine
Replies: 8
Views: 4626

Agreed, but do we really want the magazines to tell everybody that they're better off buying Japanese stuff? The prices would go up if they did... Shhhhhhhhh. :wink: Mike Good point and agreed 100%. :D It's interesting to see how they toe the line to please their advertisers. Still I suppose they a...
by vikingblues
Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Inflation and Guitarist Magazine
Replies: 8
Views: 4626

Dave_Mc wrote:I like reading the magazine, but the propaganda gets a bit tiresome after a while. :(
Glad to know I'm not alone! :)
by vikingblues
Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Inflation and Guitarist Magazine
Replies: 8
Views: 4626

Inflation and Guitarist Magazine

Article in the Guitarist magazine (UK) just out on its 25th anniversary. There is a comparison of prices between 1984 prices in todays value compared to current prices. "In the main guitars amps and effects have come down in price in the last 25 years" it says. It goes on to say "surprise surprise b...
by vikingblues
Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Anybody got $325,000 in spare change for serious mint mojo?
Replies: 7
Views: 3524

The guitar has been sold already,he has a positive feedback for it,and now is selling the same again ? :o Hmmm... bought by someone with no transactions previously who joined e-bay a week before the sale. Notice the pictures on the one sold and the one now for sale are identical. And the exact same...
by vikingblues
Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:14 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai LS85 Gold Top audio/video demo.
Replies: 13
Views: 8257

Excellent video. Looks like it's shot by someone who appreciates the looks and quality of the guitar. Plus a high quality performance and a nice sample of playing styles to highlight the guitar qualities. And quality = the LS85. At 1:46 on the video you can see a blue Les Paul Studio in the backroun...
by vikingblues
Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: LS 150
Replies: 54
Views: 19959

Re: LS150/135/95 whatever

I think it's insane that it's so difficult to identify these guitar with any certainty given the huge differences in price. Why don't Tokai make it easy ? Anyhow, due to these uncertainties and the attitude of the people in the shop I've decided to give it a miss. Although it played very well the p...
by vikingblues
Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: First time bying tokai...
Replies: 10
Views: 5025

I bought an LC85 from Richtone - just UK delivery though. Better than I had hoped for - quality build.

Really good set up and very well packaged. Very helpful on phone talking over the options, gave sensible advice, and also very helpful on e-mails.
by vikingblues
Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Help guys
Replies: 5
Views: 3329

My LC85 bought a couple of months or so back from Richtone weighs in at appx 10 lbs, but has a wonderful tone and sustain to match. Was the last wine red in stock. Really solid and well built and, like all guitars with that magic wow factor, sounds like a much better guitarist than me is playing. :D...
by vikingblues
Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:15 am
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Wood resonance and the "Park Bench" Guitar
Replies: 4
Views: 3124

That is interesting - thanks for the post. How it actually is / was seems to keep changing depending on circumstances, and dare I say, sales. Any views whether the now trumpeted tonal advantage of chambered and weight relieved bodies are down to justifying what is done to heavier wood supplies to ke...
by vikingblues
Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Wood resonance and the "Park Bench" Guitar
Replies: 4
Views: 3124

Wood resonance and the "Park Bench" Guitar

http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/F ... onancethe/

I particularly like paragraph 3 - "Sometimes a piece of wood just doesn?t want to be a guitar ? it wants to be a park bench".

I've tried out some of those in the shops. :roll:
by vikingblues
Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: LS150F or what?
Replies: 28
Views: 10455

From a practical point of view I'm happier that a Tokai can play and sound as good as a Gibson for a lot less cash and I'll overlook a miniscule pimple. If the price is right and a guitar plays easily and well and sounds good it's ticked all the boxes for me. Not to mention being able to have the co...