Thursday, January 18, 2007

goldtop blues

my gold top fitted with p90 pickups from www.tonefordays.com . i don`t know much about the technical details of pickups but these sound great.

6 comments:

dr.alistair said...

i just love technology.......

i have just discovered how to do this. i recorded the video on a digital camera and uploaded it through google video.

i still can`t get over the ease by which one can broadcast things now.

Anonymous said...

Where's your head?

:P

Kylark

dr.alistair said...

mississippi.......

Jon said...

Have Mercy! Thanks for the video mate. Much appreciated.

greg said...

That's cool! Looks really vintage. I was a strat man meself (then I got married), but wouldn't mind a tri p/u black beauty!

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dr.alistair said...

jon, you`re welcome for the video. thanks for the pick-ups....all jangly and yet smooth at the same time, with just the right amount of fizz.

greg, the guitar is a tokai `56...scarily vintage and though it has a maple neck, it`s still a real les paul......especially with jon`s pick-ups and grover tuners.

thanks for reminding me about the jtm-45 though. sweet box. i am playing through a line six combo right now. that`s the amp on the video and i have an old ampeg v-4 sitting on a laney 4x12 in the spare bedroom.......but i rarely plug it in because i have habit of cranking it.....and i will get evicted.

tokai make a black beauty. exremely less expensive than a vintage re-issue. the purists get themselves worked up but i defy all but the most knowledgeable to be able to tell the difference in playability and sound.

i`ve played for over 30 years and owned les pauls, explorers, strats and went through an ibanez phase......but now it comes down to sheer playing enjoyment and the tokais do it for me.

i have an orange sunburst with humbuckers in it that i would also put up against any les paul other than the obvious real `59s and the like.....

the list of tokai owners makes interesting reading also.

alvin lee, stevie ray vaughn, slash, billy gibbons.....

these guys own the real thing but know the tokais will carry a tune on the road.