Post your Tokai bass pics, please!

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Post by warnan » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:40 pm

Here are some of my new Tokai collections.
1.JB50
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2.PB80 FM neck
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3.PB80
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4.TPB80
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VSB80 1981

Post by mdvineng » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:36 am

this is a real sweetie.

as arrived
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new La Bella flats and a clean up later. Under the logo, at the right angle of view, can be seen the remains of the so called lawsuit logo, that was removed before this was shipped out of the factory.
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new bridge for now, I think the original, now that it is all shiny again will be going back on soonish!

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Post by aroomstudios » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:10 am

Tokai APB-COBRA YUICHI MODEL 2012. This is a Tokai Bass. It has Tokai on the back on the headstock. I bought this straight from Tokai a few years ago. They custom made this for a Japanese band called Cobra. So, that is why they have Cobra on them. Anyways, I upgraded the color of the pickguard from White, added Delono pickups, added a active Noll 4 band preamp and battery case in the back and a Babicz bridge on it. This thing screams now. Has a rock growing sound to it. I love this bass now.

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Re: Post your Tokai bass pics, please!

Post by BassAblo1 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:44 pm

HI!!! This may sound strange, but... after a few weeks of being "quarantined"... I noticed this "signature/engraving", under the clear coat of My VSB-60. Does anyone recognize the name/significance? It is OBVIOUSLY under the poly, and NOT refinished.

It's making My crazy!!!

Help?

Thanks,
Marc

Sorry. Having difficulty posting pic.
Name seems to read, "Fumihiko Yamamoto!!"
I'm not screaming. The 2 exclamation points are after the name.

I'll try again to post pics.

Many thanks, AGAIN.
Hope everyone is well,
Marc

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Re: Post your Tokai bass pics, please!

Post by BassAblo1 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:49 pm

P.S.
It's on the back of the headstock, next to the E peg.

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Re: Post your Tokai bass pics, please!

Post by mdvineng » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:01 pm

Use a picture hosting website, like (Imagebb) then it's easy.

The only thing I can find for that name is that he was an Artist but whether this has any connection to the guitar or Tokai, not sure..
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Post by warnan » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:17 am

1981 JB65, Metallic Green, beautiful rosewood fingerboard.
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1978 PB65, it plays fast and truly a funk machine!
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ealy 80s JB45 Custom Edition. Light weight and sounds good.
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Post by warnan » Wed May 18, 2022 9:30 am

Super Rare JB120. Brazilian rosewood fretboard. gray bobbin. nitro finish.64jb replica.
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These are some of my collections. too many to list :D
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Here are my collections of vintage tokai basses. Will add more pix. Peace! 8)
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Re: Post your Tokai bass pics, please!

Post by Sigmania » Wed May 18, 2022 3:21 pm

Amazing collection. I like the metallic green one. That’s a rare color. I have an ST75 in that color. Very cool.

And the JB120…. Did not even know such a thing existed.

Amazing…
That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R V Neck Springy, '81 TE120 Arabesque Breezy, '82 LS120 Solid Flame, '82 JB45R Jazz Sounds, ‘84 ST70 Gold Star Maple Cap

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Re: Post your Tokai bass pics, please!

Post by warnan » Wed May 18, 2022 10:00 pm

Sigmania wrote:
Wed May 18, 2022 3:21 pm
Amazing collection. I like the metallic green one. That’s a rare color. I have an ST75 in that color. Very cool.

And the JB120…. Did not even know such a thing existed.

Amazing…
Thanks!
Yeah, MG is pretty cool color!

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Re: Post your Tokai bass pics, please!

Post by Voidoid56 » Wed Jun 01, 2022 3:49 am

A few that have come through here...

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1981 VSB-60CSR Love the Dusty Hill vibe of these.

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1985 TJB-45MRR refin with mods. Nice pewter-blue metallic refin over MR. The original pickguard was white 3-lam but covered with silver foil. It was basically a mass of scratches after I finally got the foil off, so I used a torty guard I had lying around instead. Non-original tuners as well, the same type as the ones on the VSB-60, with small housings and heart-shaped grips. Lovely bass, should have been a keeper, but I've decided against collecting basses as well... I think. :-)

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1984 TPB-40OWR. One for the punk rockers and another great bass.

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1982 PB-50MRR (?). Not actually completely sure about the model of this one. I sold it several years ago to a friend without really documenting it properly. MR wasn't a standard finish below PB-50 at that time, but it does have the small, three-screw tuners, so it could be PB-40 with MR as a custom finish and so upgraded to 45 as well. Pity about the trashed logo decal.
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Re: Post your Tokai bass pics, please!

Post by mdvineng » Wed Jun 01, 2022 4:56 am

PB48 in MR is ok for 82 at Y2k uplift in price.
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Re: Post your Tokai bass pics, please!

Post by Voidoid56 » Wed Jun 01, 2022 9:56 am

Yep, could well be.

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Re: Post your Tokai bass pics, please!

Post by Voidoid56 » Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:45 am

1984 TPB-40OW

Another punk rocker, with a maple neck this time. It was pretty close to mint condition, minus a vandalised headstock decal that needed replacing. What's wrong with ppl?

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Re: Post your Tokai bass pics, please!

Post by mdvineng » Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:38 pm

That's the colour my 62 P Bass was until it nearly all fell off by the mid 70's but I sold it to fund other things :cry:
Tokai VSB80 OF, Michael Kelly Patriot custom, Epiphone Elite SG & EB3. 8)

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