Wanted: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80

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Wanted: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80

Post by Emiel » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:37 am

Any early '80s Tokai Precision basses for sale? Looking for a rosewood board PB80...
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Re: Wanted: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80

Post by Emiel » Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:57 am

Still looking!

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Re: Wanted: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80

Post by Emiel » Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:52 am

Still looking!

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Re: Wanted: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80

Post by Sigmania » Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:42 am

Just curious how you tell the different levels of Tokai basses? I have a Jazz Sounds that I am hanging onto, but have never known which model it is? It's painted so am not sure about how many pieces the body is.

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Thanks and best of luck finding one. Seems like they pop up from time to time, but I haven't seen one in years in the US on eBay.
'79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST80 Springy, '81 TE120 Breezy, '82 LS120 Love Rock (solid flame maple top), '82 JB50 Jazz Sounds

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Re: Wanted: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80

Post by Emiel » Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:12 am

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 serial number, the neck profile, the finish (lacquer or poly), the # pieces the body is made of (usually the xx80 has a single piece), the pickups, the bridge saddles... with some finishes it is very very hard to tell...

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Re: Wanted: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80

Post by togps » Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:48 am

PB/JB60 and above feature 4 screws tuners instead of 3 screws on lower models

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Re: Wanted: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80

Post by Sigmania » Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:36 am

Thanks. Looks like I have 3 screw tuners.
'79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST80 Springy, '81 TE120 Breezy, '82 LS120 Love Rock (solid flame maple top), '82 JB50 Jazz Sounds

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