Help identify and date my bass?

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sebabaj
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Help identify and date my bass?

Post by sebabaj » Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:07 pm

Hello greetings from Uruguay, I need help to identify the year to which my bass corresponds, I have this bass 20 years ago I bought it second-hand, unfortunately at its time I changed the color and it no longer has the make or model but I remember that it was a TOKAI brand , on the back it has a number but I don't know if it is a serial number, can you help me? the original color was black thank you very much! sorry for my bad English!

here some pics: http://imgur.com/gallery/1E9tIGw

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Re: Help identify and date my bass?

Post by mdvineng » Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:48 pm

Hi.
Not sure what you have yet. The bridge isn't a Tokai fitting. Three piece body puts in the low level area jb45/50 around 1980/81. The tuners will likely be 3 screw fixings for low end and 4 screw for higher. Neck end should have some markings near the adjuster and there should be similar in the pup cavities.
Tokai VSB80 OF, Michael Kelly Patriot custom, Epiphone Elite SG & EB3. 8)

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Re: Help identify and date my bass?

Post by sebabaj » Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:16 am

Hi! Thanks formar the reply! I forgot to mention that the bridge had been changed, I was looking for information with the serial number that appears in one of the photos but I had no luck :cry:

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Re: Help identify and date my bass?

Post by mdvineng » Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:01 am

Ser# carries no model info and on Fender copies rarely any year info after 83. Look in the neck pocket and cavities, it's the only place that will have markings if it's a T.

https://www.vintagejapanguitars.com.br/ ... catalogue/
Tokai VSB80 OF, Michael Kelly Patriot custom, Epiphone Elite SG & EB3. 8)

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