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No longer available Tokai TPB '57 Precision Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Sosa, Dec 12, 2016.


  1. Sosa

    Sosa

    Sep 28, 2013
    San Diego
    Price:
    700
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    California
    Hello T.B.

    1980's Tokai TPB '57 Precision


    If you know about Tokai, you know how great these basses are. This one is like an old '57 P-Bass. It has a Sunburst Finish, Alder Body, Gold Anodized Pickguard, Maple Neck/Fingerboard - nut width is 1 5/8", big chunky profile, Vintage Style Bridge. Weighs right at 9 lbs. All original. The bass has some "roadworn" wear, but still is in very good condition and has a great vintage vibe. Truss rod works and the neck is straight. It's strung with D'Addario semi Flats and it has a funky, powerful sound.

    Unfortunately, some previous owner (who was a knucklehead), sanded off the Tokai decal from the headstock. I guess he wasn't proud of his top-quality, Japanese bass You can still see where it says "Tokai", and this headstock is the mid-80's shape you'll see in Tokai catalogues. It's definitely a Tokai TPB '57, but if the missing decal is a deal-breaker, then this isn't for you.

    Price Include shipped CONUS Only
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    Any Question via PM please

    Link for the Pictures:
    Tokai - Google Drive


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  2. Plutonium244

    Plutonium244 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2015
    Wisconsin
    This model was actually called the Hard Puncher, wasn't it?

    Funny, I have been kind of looking for one of these, with this finish, for a while... there was was in my mom's music store back when I was about 18 or 19, that I used to play in-store a lot, was a little nostalgic for that. Could not find one, and instead just bought a Fender 50's classic with this finish scheme and same specs.

    Timing is everything. GLWTS, classic bass right here.
     
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  3. oranje

    oranje Living deliciously Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2010
    San Diego
    Who the heck wouldn't dig "Hard Puncher" on their Headstock!?! These are GREAT vintage basses! GLWTS
     
  4. Sosa

    Sosa

    Sep 28, 2013
    San Diego
    This is how the original decals looks.
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  5. Sosa

    Sosa

    Sep 28, 2013
    San Diego
    BUMP
     
  6. Mvilmany

    Mvilmany

    Mar 13, 2013
    Upstate NY
    The only thing better is a bass that says "hard puncher" on the headstock, and "badass" on the bridge. There would be a lot debate as to whether you'd be a "Badass Hard Puncher" or a "Hard Punching Badass".
     
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  7. Sosa

    Sosa

    Sep 28, 2013
    San Diego
    BUMP
     
  8. MixBass

    MixBass

    Feb 23, 2006
    L.A. Harbor
    Co-founder. GrabAxe
    These are great, had a few over the years and still have one. Good old school P thang!
     
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