HomeCalendarFAQSearchMemberlistUsergroupsRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
EricHaven
Admin
avatar

Posts : 2944
Join date : 2009-03-20
Age : 50
Location : Birch Bay, WA

PostSubject: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:00 pm

One of my dear friends Francois Torregrossa passed away from cancer back in 2002, and so a bunch of us that knew him got together to form an all-day multi-band event in his honor called Friends Of Francois that we held it in the summer of 2002 in Mt. View, CA. Francois was an incredible drummer, and one helluva nice guy, and the show was our way of grieving and healing together after he had passed away. Francois had been the original drummer for the Van Halen tribute I formed in 1991 called The Atomic Punks, so it only felt right that we reunite to do the show. Our friend Brian Shekell (who was our second drummer after Francois left to form another project) did the show with us.

The bass is my old Tokai Jazz with yet another early pickup experiment going on. I re-routed the neck pickup area and dropped in a Seymour Duncan Precision I had. It actually worked quite well!















Last edited by EricHaven on Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:16 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.basstremolofanatics.com
NoobOnRoad

avatar

Posts : 256
Join date : 2009-03-22
Age : 26
Location : MILOT

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:43 pm

Man you totally rock the stage!!!!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
EricHaven
Admin
avatar

Posts : 2944
Join date : 2009-03-20
Age : 50
Location : Birch Bay, WA

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:01 pm

Thanks!

I think there was a lot of JD involved, actually. scratch
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.basstremolofanatics.com
Chowderboots

avatar

Posts : 2197
Join date : 2009-03-22
Age : 25
Location : Kirkistan, WA

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:13 am

Huh...interesting--you look almost exactly like a dude I work with (named Erik, in fact) who used to play bass and guitar until he got parts of his fingers cut off in a carpentry accident. He says he used to own a Rickenbacker and we listen to a lot of the same stuff. I find it kinda funny.

Awesome photos! Van Halen band--gotta have JD! hahaha

Cancer sucks. Both of my grandmothers died from cancer in 2003. But what can you do?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
EricHaven
Admin
avatar

Posts : 2944
Join date : 2009-03-20
Age : 50
Location : Birch Bay, WA

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:48 am

It was cancer of the brain that got him, and the tumor was in a spot that the doctors couldn't get at. They tried radiation and chemo, but the tumor kept growing. We went to dinner once about two or three months before he died, and he was so weak and frail.

I got to see him literally the day before he died. I got the call from another friend that the time was near, so I went to his house to see him. He was so ready to be done with all of it, but he remained brave throughout the whole ordeal.

The next day, my friend called me to tell me Francois had passed away.

Now, I try to hold onto the memories of hanging out with him before gigs, and what an incredible drummer he was.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.basstremolofanatics.com
Chowderboots

avatar

Posts : 2197
Join date : 2009-03-22
Age : 25
Location : Kirkistan, WA

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:13 am

Yeah I know. One of my grandmothers died of lung cancer, the other from liver cancer.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Darkstrike



Posts : 839
Join date : 2009-03-22

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:21 am

Chowderboots wrote:
Awesome photos! Van Halen band--gotta have JD! hahaha

Espcially the bassist! Very Happy
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Chowderboots

avatar

Posts : 2197
Join date : 2009-03-22
Age : 25
Location : Kirkistan, WA

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:23 am

Hahaha word!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
EricHaven
Admin
avatar

Posts : 2944
Join date : 2009-03-20
Age : 50
Location : Birch Bay, WA

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:17 pm

I guess that is something that I share with Michael Anthony! Laughing
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.basstremolofanatics.com
Chowderboots

avatar

Posts : 2197
Join date : 2009-03-22
Age : 25
Location : Kirkistan, WA

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:53 am

That and Yamaha? Wink
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Darkstrike



Posts : 839
Join date : 2009-03-22

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:14 am

*Eric runs off to get a custom Jack Daniels bass, with trem*





lol!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
EricHaven
Admin
avatar

Posts : 2944
Join date : 2009-03-20
Age : 50
Location : Birch Bay, WA

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:52 pm

Nah....the last thing I need is more comparisons! Laughing

Although I do like the signature Michael Anthony Yamaha, since it is based on the BB300 shape, and it is a neck-through design. My only complaint is that the horns are a little smaller than the BB300. But it does have chili peppers for inlays! Laughing
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.basstremolofanatics.com
Darkstrike



Posts : 839
Join date : 2009-03-22

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:26 pm

Nice! bounce
Back to top Go down
View user profile
EricHaven
Admin
avatar

Posts : 2944
Join date : 2009-03-20
Age : 50
Location : Birch Bay, WA

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:08 pm

Ok, dream bass time. What a Face

A Yamaha BB300 (black, of course), with the neck reinforced onto the body with steel bars (or something like that), outfitted with two DiMarzio X2N-7's, wired in stereo, a Sustaniac sustaining unit, a Steinberger TransTrem (for the locking and fine tuning features), and some sort of home-spun toplock. Add a wicked Celtic wolf paint job and voila'!

That would be my dream bass.

Or perhaps a little pink Sears special, with day-glo Hello Kitty stickers. Razz

affraid
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.basstremolofanatics.com
Chowderboots

avatar

Posts : 2197
Join date : 2009-03-22
Age : 25
Location : Kirkistan, WA

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:10 pm

Dude--it's all about the chili pepper inlays! afro

That's one hell of a dream bass, man! Hope you some day get to see that vision through. I remember some kind of discussion about the Sustaniac unit...but I can't remember the details. Are they easily available or something more difficult to find like the Steinberger trems?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
EricHaven
Admin
avatar

Posts : 2944
Join date : 2009-03-20
Age : 50
Location : Birch Bay, WA

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:02 am

I'll have to check again, but I think the company is still around. I called them a couple of years ago to discuss how best to install one on a bass of my configuration, and I got a lot of good advice as to how exactly to do so.

And oh yes, mark my words. I will have that dream bass one day, Or, something close to it. Cool
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.basstremolofanatics.com
Darkstrike



Posts : 839
Join date : 2009-03-22

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:10 am

EricHaven wrote:
Ok, dream bass time. What a Face

A Yamaha BB300 (black, of course), with the neck reinforced onto the body with steel bars (or something like that), outfitted with two DiMarzio X2N-7's, wired in stereo, a Sustaniac sustaining unit, a Steinberger TransTrem (for the locking and fine tuning features), and some sort of home-spun toplock. Add a wicked Celtic wolf paint job and voila'!

That would be my dream bass.
I thought that sounded awesome.......

EricHaven wrote:
Or perhaps a little pink Sears special, with day-glo Hello Kitty stickers. Razz

affraid

Until you said this! bounce bounce bounce

My Jazz, w-trem, actually has a Hello Kitty sticker on the headstock.....



And Martin, yup, Sustaniac still make a bass model, you just tell 'em its for a bass when ordering.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
EricHaven
Admin
avatar

Posts : 2944
Join date : 2009-03-20
Age : 50
Location : Birch Bay, WA

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:32 pm

Darkstrike wrote:
Until you said this! bounce bounce bounce

Just checking to see if you were awake. Cool
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.basstremolofanatics.com
Chowderboots

avatar

Posts : 2197
Join date : 2009-03-22
Age : 25
Location : Kirkistan, WA

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:46 pm

Heh...can't wait to give an X2Ned bass a try! pirat
Back to top Go down
View user profile
EricHaven
Admin
avatar

Posts : 2944
Join date : 2009-03-20
Age : 50
Location : Birch Bay, WA

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:51 pm

Or the Hello Kitty bass!

JUST KIDDING! Razz

_________________
Eric Haven
Bass Tremolo/Distortion Abuser
Bass Tremolo Fanatics Site Admin
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.basstremolofanatics.com
Chowderboots

avatar

Posts : 2197
Join date : 2009-03-22
Age : 25
Location : Kirkistan, WA

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:58 pm

Why not, man? Sometimes the cheapies turn out to be the not-so-badies. Neutral
Back to top Go down
View user profile
EricHaven
Admin
avatar

Posts : 2944
Join date : 2009-03-20
Age : 50
Location : Birch Bay, WA

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:01 pm

I'm only kidding about the Hello Kitty bass, Martin. You couldn't pay me to play one! I think Hello Kitty is evil.

_________________
Eric Haven
Bass Tremolo/Distortion Abuser
Bass Tremolo Fanatics Site Admin
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.basstremolofanatics.com
Chowderboots

avatar

Posts : 2197
Join date : 2009-03-22
Age : 25
Location : Kirkistan, WA

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:11 am

Je sais. I am also bored hahaha
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Darkstrike



Posts : 839
Join date : 2009-03-22

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:15 am

EricHaven wrote:
I'm only kidding about the Hello Kitty bass, Martin. You couldn't pay me to play one! I think Hello Kitty is evil.

But the bass model isn't Hello Kitty, its Batz-Maru!



I would rock that with a trem, shortscale!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Barklessdog

avatar

Posts : 393
Join date : 2009-03-27
Age : 57
Location : Chicagoland

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:04 am

Wow, great pics Eric, you really make the kahler bass look so natural, like they should all have one.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
EricHaven
Admin
avatar

Posts : 2944
Join date : 2009-03-20
Age : 50
Location : Birch Bay, WA

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:54 pm

I'm only teasing you, Martin. Cool

(pats Martin on the head)

That's right! It is Batz-Maru! Thanks for reminding me, Bill! That bass is an almost exact copy of a Musicmaster, just like my very first bass. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that Fender based it on the Musicmaster template.

Thank you for the compliment, BD! Wink

_________________
Eric Haven
Bass Tremolo/Distortion Abuser
Bass Tremolo Fanatics Site Admin
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.basstremolofanatics.com
Darkstrike



Posts : 839
Join date : 2009-03-22

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:12 pm

I believe they call it a bronco, but it is pretty much a cheapie Musicmaster.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Kugelspot

avatar

Posts : 649
Join date : 2009-03-28
Age : 25

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:44 pm

Hi guys, I'm back!

Anyway, doesn't Eric kinda look like Cliff Burton in the 2nd and 3rd pics (especially the 3rd)?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Darkstrike



Posts : 839
Join date : 2009-03-22

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:06 pm

Kugelspot wrote:
Hi guys, I'm back!

Anyway, doesn't Eric kinda look like Cliff Burton in the 2nd and 3rd pics (especially the 3rd)?


Welcome back dude, and awesome spot, he really does!

*wishes he had photoshop to add some Ric's to theose pics*
Back to top Go down
View user profile
EricHaven
Admin
avatar

Posts : 2944
Join date : 2009-03-20
Age : 50
Location : Birch Bay, WA

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:49 pm

There you are, KS! Welcome back, Brother! Wink

_________________
Eric Haven
Bass Tremolo/Distortion Abuser
Bass Tremolo Fanatics Site Admin
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.basstremolofanatics.com
Kugelspot

avatar

Posts : 649
Join date : 2009-03-28
Age : 25

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:56 pm

EricHaven wrote:
There you are, KS! Welcome back, Brother! Wink

Ya, sorry 'bout that. I've known about the new site for a week or so, but i've been lazy/busy for the past week
Back to top Go down
View user profile
EricHaven
Admin
avatar

Posts : 2944
Join date : 2009-03-20
Age : 50
Location : Birch Bay, WA

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:08 pm

No worries! We're just glad to have you back again! Wink

_________________
Eric Haven
Bass Tremolo/Distortion Abuser
Bass Tremolo Fanatics Site Admin
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.basstremolofanatics.com
Chowderboots

avatar

Posts : 2197
Join date : 2009-03-22
Age : 25
Location : Kirkistan, WA

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:20 pm

Indeed welcome back, Kugel! Horns!!!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
angel.of.death

avatar

Posts : 29
Join date : 2011-03-09
Age : 29
Location : mexico city

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:59 pm

awesome pictures bro, it's a heavy metal band right?
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.facebook.com/masked.jackal.666
madmike

avatar

Posts : 1746
Join date : 2009-03-23
Age : 47
Location : phoenixville, pa. u.s. of a

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:30 pm

Great pics eric.

...and gigs where friends get together just for eachother are the best. Last time we all did it was a fundraiser to help pay for my good friend and old drummer frank' s dads chemo. Sadly, frank lost his dad last year. Cancer sux.

His band now, vonkull, does many cancer fundraisers.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
tekkentool

avatar

Posts : 337
Join date : 2010-01-02
Age : 22
Location : tasmania, australia

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:19 pm

Back to top Go down
View user profile
EricHaven
Admin
avatar

Posts : 2944
Join date : 2009-03-20
Age : 50
Location : Birch Bay, WA

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:17 pm

angel.of.death wrote:
awesome pictures bro, it's a heavy metal band right?

Thanks Irving! You mean the band I'm in now? Or of when those pictures were taken?

_________________
Eric Haven
Bass Tremolo/Distortion Abuser
Bass Tremolo Fanatics Site Admin
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.basstremolofanatics.com
angel.of.death

avatar

Posts : 29
Join date : 2011-03-09
Age : 29
Location : mexico city

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:07 pm

EricHaven wrote:
angel.of.death wrote:
awesome pictures bro, it's a heavy metal band right?

Thanks Irving! You mean the band I'm in now? Or of when those pictures were taken?
mmm well both
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.facebook.com/masked.jackal.666
EricHaven
Admin
avatar

Posts : 2944
Join date : 2009-03-20
Age : 50
Location : Birch Bay, WA

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:20 am

Those pictures are when I re-united with my old Van Halen tribute the Atomic Punks (not to be confused with the Atomic Punks from Los Angeles, since we started about six years before they did, but they took it a LOT further than we ever could).

My current band Alien Probe is also a metal band, and we've spent the past year writing and recording originals. We just got ourselves an awesome new lead singer, and we have embarked on learning covers so we can start gigging in the local clubs. We will probably take a different name for the cover thing, but we aren't quite sure what that will be just yet. Our set list now includes bands like Van Halen, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, AC/DC, WASP, Cheap Trick, Ted Nugent, Ozzy Osbourne, Skid Row, and other bands along those lines.

_________________
Eric Haven
Bass Tremolo/Distortion Abuser
Bass Tremolo Fanatics Site Admin
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.basstremolofanatics.com
angel.of.death

avatar

Posts : 29
Join date : 2011-03-09
Age : 29
Location : mexico city

PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:52 pm

EricHaven wrote:
Those pictures are when I re-united with my old Van Halen tribute the Atomic Punks (not to be confused with the Atomic Punks from Los Angeles, since we started about six years before they did, but they took it a LOT further than we ever could).

My current band Alien Probe is also a metal band, and we've spent the past year writing and recording originals. We just got ourselves an awesome new lead singer, and we have embarked on learning covers so we can start gigging in the local clubs. We will probably take a different name for the cover thing, but we aren't quite sure what that will be just yet. Our set list now includes bands like Van Halen, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, AC/DC, WASP, Cheap Trick, Ted Nugent, Ozzy Osbourne, Skid Row, and other bands along those lines.

awesome bro, i would like to hear that, let me know when is ready
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.facebook.com/masked.jackal.666
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz   

Back to top Go down
 
More pictures of me and my old Tokai Jazz
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Steve Mackay Pictures
» Documentation of Stooges pictures 1967-74
» SCANDAL High-Resolution Pictures
» FS:Saffron kilt / Diced hose / Laird's plaid
» Dennis Chambers on Billy's Open Handed Playing

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Bass Tremolo Fanatics :: Caught in the act! :: The rest of us!-
Jump to: