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A question about the Tokai Hardpuncher

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tor-Arne, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. Tor-Arne


    Sep 5, 2016
    Hello. I bought a Tokai Hardpuncher some months ago. This was not in a good condition, so I took evrything apart, and the first I noticed was the weight and density of the body. This felt surprisingly light, and the wood very porous, I could almost pick the screws at the fingerboard out with my fingers.
    I have never owned one of these basses before, but know they were very popular back in the 80`s, and also that the quality is quite good all over. Therefore, I wonder if the body could have been changed during the years, to f.ex a cheap china-model bought on eBay. The balance when it`s hanging in the strap is really bad, as the neck will tilt down all the time...

    It would be nice if anybody who also own one could give a short description about this bass, and confirm if this is the way a Hardpuncher should be, or if something is totally wrong.

    Thanks :)
  2. Pics or it didn't happen...

    My cousin had one back in the day. Black on black w/ maple fb. Sounded awesome!

    Dunno what body wood these had.
  3. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    From what I have seen and remember they were very well built and solid. The body on yours sound weird for sure. This is one bass I hope to own someday. They are getting really hard to find.
    EdO. likes this.

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