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Funky looking Tokai J...uh...P...uh ??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FretNoMore, Jun 21, 2003.


  1. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Found this mongrel in a local store... It's a Tokai jazz bass which has been modified with an old style P pickup... and the largest pick guard I've seen to cover the pup holes...

    ...don't know what to say about the orange sparkle pickguard and matching headstock...

    [​IMG]

    I ain't buying... :p
     
  2. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    A regular P p'up and she wouldn't look that bad.
     
  3. Single Coilness...


    :oops:
     
  4. Well thats it, i have to come to terms with and accept the fact that science has determined a way to take a big lump of crap and turn it into a bass.

    IMO, it is hideous :bawl:

    Maybe its the piss poor colours, i dunno...but man....icky!
     
  5. Ben Mishler

    Ben Mishler

    Jan 22, 2003
    San Jose
    :eek:

    Fugly. Just fugly.
     
  6. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    how much????
    im intrested

    steve
     
  7. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Will you still be interested when I tell you the store is in Sweden though?

    :p

    (They want the equivalent of $625. Add at least $100 for shipping).
     
  8. Too much. Don't think I could bring myself to pay for something that looks like that!:D

    jtbp
     
  9. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Yes, but remember it is Europe. They can't get a Squier for less than $500 over there, poor bastards...
     
  10. I dun get it...you guys all bash this bass when it is like the same thing as the owns you drool over...except for the sparkly thing...I think this would make a good "rock out" bass:)

    it's neat...

    :oops:
     
  11. geezer316

    geezer316

    Jan 26, 2003
    NEW HAVEN ,CT
    i like to see a varience in a classic once in a million years,i am gonna buy the 51 re-issue next week or so.and before i played one i said
     

  12. I agree.


    :oops:
     
  13. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Well, I at least picked it up and tried it without plugging in. Lots of buzzes, rattles and such...

    But OK, perhaps with a proper setup and whatnot. But I seriously doubt it, it was a very run-down thing.
     
  14. geezer316

    geezer316

    Jan 26, 2003
    NEW HAVEN ,CT
    when i got my first jazz bass from an idiot who had no idea on how to set up a bass it was so badly off that i thought it would never ,ever,never play right.the neck was a mess,the strings were all a different height,the intonation was eer ah WHAT INTONATION ? and the pots sounded like there was a D.J inside the bass scratching a record.i almost fainted when i first opened the box upon delivery,i was only playing the bass for about 2 months and even then i knew it was in bad shape.my point being a good luthier can get almost any bass in good playing condition,my bass was as bad as it can get(many bassists told me this bass was in SAD shape)and my guy got the bass playing like a brand new bass,i could'nt believe it was the same bass.and now for an up-date=the jazz was a mex,its wood was such a poor quality that the neck moved dramatically every few weeks or so,and was my cue to sell it.