Tulossa Rockway-blogiin: Neljä Jet Guitars -mallia

Jet Guitars

JT-300 – perinteinen, Tele-tyylinen kitara

JS-300 – perinteinen, Strato-tyylinen kitara vintage-vibratallalla

JS-500 – Strato-tyylinen HH deluxe-malli nykyaikaisella vibralla ja lukkovirittimillä

JS-600 – Strato-tyylinen HSS deluxe-malli nykyaikaisella vibralla ja lukkovirittimillä

Kaikissa Jet-kitaroissa kaula on paahdettua vaahteraa.

Lisää infoa: Millbrook Musiikki


• Komppikitarat: JT-300 (vasen kanava), JS-300 EHX phaserilla (oikea kanava), JS-300 Morley-wahilla (keskellä)

• Soolokitarat (Mad Professor Simble -säröpedaalin läpi): JT-300 (tallamikki), JS-300 (kaulamikki), JS-500 (kaulamikki), JS-600 (tallamikki humbuckerina)

• Vahvistin: Bluetone Black Prince Reverb

• Mikrofoni: Shure SM57

• Mikrofonivahvistin: Cranborne Camden EC2

Burstin taikaa – Blues-demo

Here’s a demo of three Les Paul-type guitars, recorded in the style of mid-Sixties British Blues. I have used the neck humbucker.

The guitars appear in the following order:

1. Green Guitars LP Standard Tesla VR-60

2. LTD (by ESP) EC-256FM

3. Tokai ALS-62

• Amp used – Juketone True Blood (handwired Champ-clone)

• Microphone used – Citronic RM06 ribbon mic

Tulossa Rockway-blogiin: Burstin taikaa

Here’s a short cover version of Led Zeppelin’s classic track ”Kashmir”.

The guitar sequence is:

1. Green Guitars LP Standard Tesla VR-60

2. LTD (by ESP) EC-256FM

3. Tokai ALS-62

The rhythm guitar tracks have been played on the bridge pickup of each guitar, while the lead lines use the neck humbucker.

Equipment used:

Electro-Harmonix Memory Toy delay

Bluetone Shadows Jr. all-tube combo

• Shure SM57

• Focusrite Saffire 6 USB

• Apple Garageband

Tulossa Rockway-blogiin: Encore Blaster -kitarat

Encore Blaster E2 & E6

• solid paulownia body
• maple neck; bolt on
• rosewood fretboard; 22 frets
• Guitar Tech (by JHS) hardware
• Guitar Tech (by JHS) pickups

Contact: Aron Soitin
The demo song is a short cover version of ”Wonderful Land” (Jerry Lordan) in the style of The Shadows.
• Encore Blaster E2 – rhythm guitars
• Encore Blaster E6 – lead guitar
All guitar tracks played on a Bluetone Shadows Jr valve combo and an Electro-Harmonix Memory Toy. Recorded to Garageband using a Shure SM57 and a Focusrite Saffire 6 USB.

Review: Tokai TTE-50 Modern

Tokai Guitars’ Finnish distributor, Musamaailma, isn’t only selling the Japanese brand’s products, they are also involved in developing certain new products. The newest result of this joint development is a Tele-version of the TST-50 Modern, called the TTE-50 Modern (999 €).


The Tokai TTE-50 Modern’s basic idea is to combine the most sought-after vintage features of Tokai’s TTE-models with the most requested modern features. You could say the TTE-50 Modern is a factory-modded special edition. The new guitar is available in three beautiful finishes – 3-Tone Sunburst, Olympic White and Sonic Blue.

The new Tokai comes with a two-piece premium alder body. On the sunburst version the glue line runs down the middle of the body, with the pieces’ grain nicely matched. The TTE-50 Modern combines a gloss-finished body with a satin-finished maple neck.

Despite the TTE-50 Modern sporting a rosewood fingerboard, there’s a walnut ”skunk stripe” running along the back of the neck. This is due to the inclusion of a bullet-type truss rod, which makes relief adjustment a doddle. The fretboard’s 9.5-inch radius sits in the middle of Fender’s vintage 7.25 inches and Gibson’s much flatter 12-inch radius. The TTE-50 Modern comes with 22 medium-jumbo frets (Dunlop 6105).

As most Tele fans love vintage-style hardware, the Tokai willingly obliges. You will find top-drawer Kluson-copies, made by Gotoh, as well as a vintage-style bridge with three brass saddles with string grooves.

The most obvious difference between a bog-standard Tele and the TTE-50 Modern lies in the pickup combination. The new Tokai combines a vintage-type bridge singlecoil with a PAF-type neck humbucker. This combination became very popular in the 1970s, with the most famous users including Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones), the late Albert Collins (aka The Iceman) and Andy Summers (The Police). Both pickups are made in Japan by Tokai.

We find the standard set of controls, comprising a three-way blade switch, a master volume, and a master tone control. Beneath the control plate you can see clean workmanship and quality parts. The volume control features a treble bleed circuit, which keeps the sound from getting wooly, whenever you turn the volume down.

The Tokai TTE-50 Modern comes in its own padded gigbag.


The TTE-50 Modern is a quality instrument. The workmanship and quality of finish are of a very high standard, and the guitar’s playability and sound are excellent.

The neck profile is a comfortable, not-too-thin, modern C, which is easy to play.

If you’re new to the pairing of neck humbucker and bridge singlecoil, the higher signal level of the neck pickup might feel slightly unintuitive at the beginning. But, I’m sure, you will quickly get to grips with this feature, especially as the Tokai’s controls work nicely to give you a full range of different sounds.

Here’s a clip of the TTE-50 Modern played straight into a Bluetone Shadows Jr. -combo (Shure SM57), starting with the bridge pickup:

And here’s the demo song – with and without the other instruments:


The Tokai TTE-50 Modern’s addition of a PAF-style neck humbucker turns the guitar into a very versatile instrument. From traditional Jazz to the ’60s British Invasion, from Blues to Rock, and from Country to Punk – this guitar can cover all the bases in style.


Tokai Guitars TTE-50 Modern

999 € (including gigbag)

Finnish distributor: Musamaailma


+ workmanship

+ modern features

+ playability

+ sound

+ value-for-money

Eddie van Halen (1955-2020)

Trailblazing guitarist and songwriter Edward van Halen has died at the age of 65 years from cancer. He was best known for his development of the tapping technique as part of the vocabulary of Hard Rock.

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