Tokai Hard Puncher PB80 Date?

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Re: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80 Date?

Post by Kosmos » Fri Oct 29, 2021 1:14 pm

The hex screws...

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Re: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80 Date?

Post by Kosmos » Fri Oct 29, 2021 1:18 pm

Here is another type of tuners. Lovely Jazz Sound Bass and the only one bass i have found that shows the tuners from that kind of view.
http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php ... 4&start=15

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Re: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80 Date?

Post by mdvineng » Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:17 am

You did well finding that picture!
So you have 2 pb80's now 8)
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Re: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80 Date?

Post by mdvineng » Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:18 am

You did well finding that picture!
So you have 2 pb80's now 8)
Tokai VSB80 OF, Michael Kelly Patriot custom, Epiphone Elite SG & EB3. 8)

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Re: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80 Date?

Post by Kosmos » Sat Oct 30, 2021 6:56 am

Yes, maybe (perhaps) but I am not 100% sure because I got no reaction when I test the lacquer.

And I normaly do not have my basses at home so I can not check the tuners on the other PB80 bass now, but the picture I have says there is an other type of tuners, but it may be because it is a manufactured later?

This white Tokai is a lovely bass even if it is not a PB80 :)

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Re: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80 Date?

Post by mdvineng » Sat Oct 30, 2021 8:50 am

Tuners could be replacements, so if the finish isn't lacquer we are back to a 60. The differences are absolutely minimal anyway.
Tokai VSB80 OF, Michael Kelly Patriot custom, Epiphone Elite SG & EB3. 8)

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Re: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80 Date?

Post by Kosmos » Sun Oct 31, 2021 3:24 am

I will check the lacquer again some day! :)

But something interesting about the tuners is that I have got a photo sent on the tuners on my PB80, reverse, but do not have the hex screw in the bottom/end of the shaft. The tuners looks the same as the Jazz Sound tuners.

Here is the tuners in the Tokai catalogue. PB page 10. And the bridge looks like PB60 (the PB80 has another type)
https://www.vintagejapanguitars.com.br/ ... catalogue/

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