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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by felis, May 9, 2014.

  1. usul1978

    usul1978 Guitar bricolo Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Dec 9, 2015
    France
    Actually, these tuners were standard on entry-level Tokais (ST40 and ST42 models and TST).
     
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  2. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    57
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Exactly, the Goldstar ST40s had those nasty tuners & also ceramic pickups. They were built to a specific price point (40,000 yen). Spending a bit more on an ST50 got you much better tuners & alnico pickups. I always advise people to avoid the ST40s as you can often get the much improved ST50s for pretty much the same money since most eBay buyers don't understand the difference.
     
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  3. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    61
    May 30, 2013
    SE England
    That would include me until @usul1978 explained the difference. I was given that black Tokai as a 'thank you' for a few custom wiring jobs. Although I noticed the hardware wasn't as good as other Tokais I'd had, I never knew it was a lesser model. I will also admit I've never totally understood Tokais model designations on the LP-type guitars either. OK, it's all spelled out here: http://www.tokairegistry.com/tokai-info/tokai-gibson-models.html but I'm not sure I could tell them apart very easily, and certainly not from an ebay listing!
     

  4. Del1

    Del1 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    67
    Aug 12, 2010
    Kent, UK
    Yes, some time ago I picked up an ST40 without fully understanding the differences from my ST55. I changed the pickups, which much improved it, but what I never got used to was the much bulkier maple neck. Fortunately an ST50 came along not long afterwards, and that is a really fine guitar, with a beautiful neck.
     

  5. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2013
    Antwerp/Belgium
    Almost missed it o_O, just now noticed some Tokai 70th anniversary models.

    Happy anniversary Tokai. :thumb:
     
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  6. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2013
    Antwerp/Belgium
    And next year some Springys (i.a. @usul1978's ;)) here turn 40. Festivities coming up!?!?! :D
     

  7. usul1978

    usul1978 Guitar bricolo Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Dec 9, 2015
    France
    I don't know yet ! :D

    But the springy model just turns 40 right now !
     
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  8. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2013
    Antwerp/Belgium
    [​IMG]
     

  9. Will Lefeurve

    Will Lefeurve Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 1, 2016
    England & France
    Yeah.. who would have thought it eh! Those cheap >Fender knock-offs< as some of our American friends like to call them, are now very desirable. Only in the hands of the discerning of coarse..

    My old lady is 38 next year. The Springy that is, not a female attachment. When you get to 66, females three decades younger are just on a wish list.. ha ha.. know what I mean..;):D
     

  10. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Yeah there are a few folk left (usually over The Pond) who still use that "cheap knock-off" term, aren't there? You would think that they would have known better by now, wouldn't you? :D
     
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  11. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2013
    Antwerp/Belgium

  12. usul1978

    usul1978 Guitar bricolo Strat-Talk Supporter

    792
    Dec 9, 2015
    France
    Too bad I don't have 2000€ lying around...
     
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  13. usul1978

    usul1978 Guitar bricolo Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Dec 9, 2015
    France
    Anyone to confirm MIM trem arms fit in springies and goldstars ?
     

  14. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2013
    Antwerp/Belgium
    These MIJ are metric threaded.
     
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  15. usul1978

    usul1978 Guitar bricolo Strat-Talk Supporter

    792
    Dec 9, 2015
    France
    So it must be good to use MIM then.
     

  16. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2013
    Antwerp/Belgium
    I don't know what system MIM uses?
     

  17. usul1978

    usul1978 Guitar bricolo Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Dec 9, 2015
    France

  18. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2013
    Antwerp/Belgium
    Mind you, there's also the thread 'step'* to consider.

    * we call it 'step' in Flemish, I'm not sure about the correct English term?
     

  19. usul1978

    usul1978 Guitar bricolo Strat-Talk Supporter

    792
    Dec 9, 2015
    France
    In French it's also step. (Pas)

    I think it's good.
     
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  20. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    57
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    I think we call it the thread. And yes, if that's different, it won't fit.