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1978 Tokai Hard Puncher Precision - *SOLD*
£750
Bolton

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I thought of any other of my bass stuff to sell to fund either an SVT or V4B but this is the one with the most value in it and that is used the least.

 

A stunning 1978 Tokai Hard Puncher precision bass in 3 tone sunburst, black guard, ash body and maple neck with original japanese hardcase and original japanese case candy/hang tags.

 

Comes fitted with an upgraded junction box type wiring harness and a Seymore Duncan SPB-1. Fitted with flatwounds and sounding every bit like a 70’s p bass should.

 

Has all the expected age wear with the chrome bridge and tuners nicely pitted but fully functions and nice surface wear (real not reliced) but no major dings or dongs. 

 

Could do with a set up, the D and A have a few choked notes right up at the dusty end but I dont really venture up there but want to mention it.  I had planned to take it to Jacks Instrument Services in Manchester before the lockdown.

 

Collection would be from Bolton (or meet ups possible) where she can be tested. Not really keen on posting as i really want any buyer to see and play the bass in the flesh. Trade/part ex wise id consider an Ampeg V4B valve head  or at a push an SVT-VR but cash is king.

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Been asked the weight a few times, will see if I can track down some luggage scales to check it out and post back here

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It was Basses like this that put Fenders of that era to shame...

GLWTS

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Its been brought to my attention (not on here I might add) that ive overpriced this.  Ive tried to find other examples in UK with same details but struggling.  As such ive price dropped a little to £675 and will still keep the trade/part-ex option open on a V4B

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I personally think that this price is very reasonable considering how incredible these are. It seems in great nick and has original case. I’d probably put mine for this price without case. Good luck👍

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This looks lovely...shame about the postage as I’m too far south to venture up for testing (even with such poor eyesight 😉)

what is the front to back neck depth? Would you consider courier collection?

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5 minutes ago, MrT-Bass said:

This looks lovely...shame about the postage as I’m too far south to venture up for testing (even with such poor eyesight 😉)

what is the front to back neck depth? Would you consider courier collection?

Hi,

I can try and get the neck depth dimensions but I don't have those digital caliper type things (rally should invest actually).  I can potentially do courier.  I have plenty of bubble warp for the bass but no box for the hardcase, being an original hardcase id like to protect that too

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Ok, Maybe measure the best you can and let me know. Would you say it’s more deep 70’s P bass or rather Jazz bass depth?

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Definitely deep. Its a thinner neck width wise than my Fender Classic 50’s but certainly deeper.  Ill see what i can do measurement wise tonight and get back to you

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According to this nifty little gadget borrowed off my neighbour the neck depth at the first fret is 23mm (0.905512 inches to be precise)

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That is a great looking bass - I've been on the market for one for a while but currently can't afford it!  Good luck with it!

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Price drop to £650 and an update on the strings.  The bass was wearing Olympia flats but last night the G snapped at the tuner.  So i strung her up with a used set of my fave Elites flats and the difference is fantastic. More thump and a bit more ‘open’. Sounded great through my Ampeg B50R

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ON HOLD PENDING USUAL

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The offer i had accepted from the 'gone quiet/never showed up' buyer was £625, happy to accept same offer from other BCers (accepted offer was via facebook marketplace i must ad, never encountered such timewasting on here)

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10 minutes ago, Pow_22 said:

The offer i had accepted from the 'gone quiet/never showed up' buyer was £625, happy to accept same offer from other BCers (accepted offer was via facebook marketplace i must ad, never encountered such timewasting on here)

I hate it when people mess about like that I've not used Facebook market place but most people I know who have say it's a nightmare with messers 

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12 hours ago, Pow_22 said:

The offer i had accepted from the 'gone quiet/never showed up' buyer was £625, happy to accept same offer from other BCers (accepted offer was via facebook marketplace i must ad, never encountered such timewasting on here)

I offered 3 telecaster pickguards on Facebook for free, provided the first person to claim them paid the postage (£3). A guy has been telling me for four days now that he's going to PayPal me the money. Still hasn't done it. Facebook is the worst selling platform by quite a distance.

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On 27/05/2020 at 09:30, Pow_22 said:

Been asked the weight a few times, will see if I can track down some luggage scales to check it out and post back here

Hi, did you find out the weight yet? Thanks.

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47 minutes ago, miles'tone said:

Hi, did you find out the weight yet? Thanks.

Yes, sorry I forgot to update the ad.  Using luggage scales and hanging the bass by its strap im getting a gnats hair over 10lb give or take for the crude method

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Great, thanks for finding out. That's rather too weighty for me unfortunately but GLWTS. 👍

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No longer taking SVT trades as i snagged a good deal on some. Will take £600 cash collected or meet up within reasonable distance.

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On 28/05/2020 at 13:26, Pow_22 said: I can potentially do courier.  I have plenty of bubble warp for the bass but no box for the hardcase, being an original hardcase id like to protect that too

Bike shops can’t get rid of boxes and packing materials quickly enough at the minute.

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I hate P basses but I do have a Hard puncher and I think it sounds great sadly I never play it but would like to give it to my youngest when he is old enough or sell it they can only go up in value I guess glwts

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On 28/05/2020 at 16:36, Pow_22 said:

Definitely deep. Its a thinner neck width wise than my Fender Classic 50’s but certainly deeper.  Ill see what i can do measurement wise tonight and get back to you

Sorry to reply with no buying intentions ATM (besides upping the thread) but I'm really curious: as a C50s owner, what are the main tone differences you find between the two, if you had to describe them?

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