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    For those who wanna go all the way.

    Try setting it at 1,5x speed! He's basically saying that many modern Les Paul replica's have hardware parts that are mostly made from the wrong materials. He's showing how important it is to have the 'right' materials when going for that vintage tone: Bridge: zamak/zamac Bridge thumbwheels...
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    Vintage Tokai - Your Thoughts

    I’m using a Faber. Here in Europe there aren’t too many (affordable) options. Don’t really notice a drop in mids, but maybe that’s because now the middle strings are further from the pickup?
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    Vintage Tokai - Your Thoughts

    Unless you're a collector and prefer originality over usability/playability, just do what your mind tells you. I have a 1981 ES100J too. It's a fantastic guitar and was completely original when I bought it, but eventually I started changing some parts on it, some because of necessity and some...
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    Questions for Gary Moore's guitar tech

    You might have to ask his former tech Graham Lilley for that. The frets do look huge though...
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    Questions for Gary Moore's guitar tech

    See page 8 of this article: https://www.musicradar.com/news/under-the-microscope-gary-moores-fiesta-red-fender-stratocaster If you look at the other guitars in the video mentioned above, they all seem to have the same or similar jumbo frets.
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    Questions for Gary Moore's guitar tech

    He liked jumbo frets and had Dunlop 6100 on his Fiesta Red Strat, so I wouldn't be surprised if he had the same fret wire on his Les Pauls.
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    Questions for Gary Moore's guitar tech

    Hi, I wouldn't be much surprised if Gary simply used the TS10 on After The War. That was his main stay for many years. See this video for his settings: As for Back On The Streets... if you look closely at the footage from Sydney 1978 you can't see any pedals. I can't see him stepping on a...
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    AnalogMan King Of Tone

    I think this is pretty much the case with many people being on the list that a. don't buy it immediately or b. want a buy to earn a buck by reselling it straight away. To be honest, I don't think whether there would be a better way of selling these. Ferrari works with waiting lists too, and...
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    AnalogMan King Of Tone

    https://www.analogman.com/kotdelay.htm Everything is explained well here. Analogman is a very small shop consisting of just a few people, making each pedal by hand (except the Analog Delay and Prince of Tone). They can outsource it like many other pedal brands do, but they choose not to do to...
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    Upgrading Tokai hardware and plastics?

    Talking about hardware: apparently the '50s Gibsons used the following materials: Bridge: zamak/zamac (aluminium, magnesium, and copper alloy) Bridge thumbwheels: brass Bridge posts: brass Tailpiece: aluminium Tailpiece studs and bushings: steel Not sure about the new ones, but my old Tokai's...
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    1970? SG Standard

    Interesting how the width is very similar indeed, though yours is significantly fatter!
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    1970? SG Standard

    Hi Dave, Definitely get yours refretted! If I can give you some advice, don't go for jumbo's (the Dunlop 6100's) as that will make the first frets feel very cramped indeed. The Jescars 47104 are close to what came on them originally I think and they feel great. It's not the thickness but more...
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    The Other Single-Cuts Classifieds (read the rules before posting)

    Still looking for an early '80s Tokai PB80 Precision bass with rosewood fingerboard. Location: Europe.
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    1970? SG Standard

    Cheers! I've had this guitar for over a year now and it's become a favourite. The thin neck (only at the nut that is) hasn't bother me a bit really, and the T-top pickups are something else. And it stays in tune just fine!
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    1970? SG Standard

    Update for those interested: I've got a replacement Maestro 'sawtooth' tremolo arm from Crazyparts. It fits in beautifully and works just fine. The ABR bridge has collapsed over the years so a Faber was bought to replace it. I didn't notice much difference in terms of sound but it improved the...

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