#1
anyone had any experience with the Tokai Love Rock LC53???

got a little more money than planned (tune of £250) and i'm after a les paul,

I tried a few in a couple of music shops today, a Tokai LS48, Hamer Monaco XT and an Epiphone Les Paul standard plus-top.

the epiphone one wasn't bad, it was heavier (in weight) than the other two but didn't sound particularly as nice i thought

played them all through a roland cube 40XL (not my amp, it's all they had)

any suggestions of other guitars would be nice, i'll have a glance at them online, but the problem is i'll be buying it this weekend online, i know it goes against EVERYTHING i say to people to go and try some out but i only have the money til tomorrow (long story) otherwise it's gone you see and the local music shops by me, with the exception of one REALLY crap one, are closed on sundays


EDIT:


Location: new brighton (nearest major city: liverpool)

style: blues/rock (influences: john mayer, hendrix, clapton, bb-king, rush, pink floyd, manic street preachers, stereophonics)

current gear:
Amp: Vox VT50,
Guitars: Fender classic player 60's strat, Yamaha SG700S, Ibanez GRG170DX, Fender CD60, JD-JMblack1.5
FX Pedals: ZVex SHO Clone, EHX Small Clone, Digitech Screamin' Blues, MXR M108 10-band EQ, Danelectro Fish 'n' Chips 7-band EQ, Vox V847 Wah, Digitech Whammy, Marshall the guv'nor, Joyo Digital Delay, and a Korg Pitchblack tuner.


and finally, i won't be gigging, just jamming at home/with friends.
Last edited by Dempsey68 at Feb 4, 2012,
#2
Quote by Dempsey68
style: blues/rock (influences: john mayer, hendrix, clapton, bb-king, rush, pink floyd, manic street preachers, stereophonics)


based on this info i'd suggest a P-90 guitar.
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#3
Have a look at these. I have the Icon gold top and I love it. Best value for the money IMO.
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#4
I'd suggest saving up some money for a better amp.
You cover most tones with your Strat pretty well already.
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#5
A 60's player Strat is like the perfect guitar for the types of music you're into. If you don't like your tone, you probably want a Fender Deluxe Amp or something. I'd personally sell a lot of your gear since you have an overlap in a lot of your pedals and some of you guitars are really mediocre. I'd take that money with the money you already have and buy a better amp.
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No AMP
#6
Quote by evmac
A 60's player Strat is like the perfect guitar for the types of music you're into. If you don't like your tone, you probably want a Fender Deluxe Amp or something. I'd personally sell a lot of your gear since you have an overlap in a lot of your pedals and some of you guitars are really mediocre. I'd take that money with the money you already have and buy a better amp.

yeh i like the tone of what i have, just felt like a new guitar, tbh i'm now looking at hollowbodies, ie the epi dot

that's kind of what i'm missing, i don't know why i was after a les paul when i've got a yamaha SG700S here, that's pretty much on par with a low to low-medium end gibson les paul isn't it!

so yeh, thread tangent: epi dot? should i.
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#7
The DOTS are pretty nice gutars, but I have always found there pickups are not my taste, but thats an easy fix.

Also look at the Ibanez Artcore series of semi-hollows, they are very nice also.
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#8
yeh p-ups will (might) be swapped out in the next few months, what's the dot studios like compared to the normal dot? worth the £100 less or am i better getting a 'proper' dot?? (not too fussed about the lack of controls, i just meant for feel)
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#9
Tokai Love Rock's are fabulous I had one and I've had it a few years now and its really good and very reliable. Great tone and feels great to play.
#10
get a regular DOT not the studio
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2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#11
Quote by Robbgnarly
get a regular DOT not the studio

bought a hollowbody last night at about 5 to 12 xD

NOT a dot or dot studio but yet still epiphone...

getting delivered tomorrow hopefully xD will drop an NGD thread when i get it.

cue the rumours/guesses of what guitar it is :P
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#12
^ Casino ?
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#13
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^ Casino ?

nope
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#14
Sheraton? Swingster?
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Sheraton? Swingster?

nope, nope.
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