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Re: The B'z Hype Topic! (B'z Live in Los Angeles Live Stream

Postby Jd- » October 8th, 2012, 11:31 am

We're going to try to work out a guide for ordering from BzTheStore.com from outside Japan. Hang in there!
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Re: The B'z Hype Topic! (B'z Live in Los Angeles Live Stream

Postby Kogorou » October 8th, 2012, 12:20 pm

Jd- wrote:We're going to try to work out a guide for ordering from BzTheStore.com from outside Japan. Hang in there!

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Re: The B'z Hype Topic! (B'z Live in Los Angeles Live Stream

Postby GinRei » October 8th, 2012, 1:35 pm

Kogorou wrote:Is there any way to get B'z merchandise to Europe?
The B'z shop only accepts japanese addresses :(

Still hyped from the concert!!!


Yes, but it usually costs a lot more.  I don't have the link on my work computer, but I think one of the proxies is tensou, and another is shoppingmalljapan.  It will cost a LOT, but sometimes it's the only way.  I believe cdjapan has a proxy service as well.
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Re: The B'z Hype Topic! (B'z Live in Los Angeles Live Stream

Postby red.orchid » October 8th, 2012, 3:05 pm

In other words we all should get to Japan.  :-X
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Re: The B'z Hype Topic! (B'z Live in Los Angeles Live Stream

Postby Kogorou » October 8th, 2012, 4:48 pm

Even if we would it would be more expensive this way.
The flight, taxes and the import costs etc,
I doubt that it would get any cheaper than an import.
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Re: The B'z Hype Topic! (B'z Live in Los Angeles Live Stream

Postby Jefufuh » October 8th, 2012, 4:52 pm

But it's funner ;D
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Re: The B'z Hype Topic! (B'z Live in Los Angeles Live Stream

Postby kyuuketsuki » October 8th, 2012, 11:13 pm

ATTENTION!

A grave injustice has been found on Wikipedia! I was looking at the Gibson Les Paul article... And I notice that under the Signature Models subheading that Tak Matsumoto is NOT there! It's been 13 years since he was awarded his Signature Model from Gibson.

WE MUST CORRECT THIS!

I would do it myself, but I am not confident in editing Wikipedia.
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Re: The B'z Hype Topic! (B'z Live in Los Angeles Live Stream

Postby miakakiri » October 9th, 2012, 1:36 am

kyuuketsuki wrote:ATTENTION!

A grave injustice has been found on Wikipedia! I was looking at the Gibson Les Paul article... And I notice that under the Signature Models subheading that Tak Matsumoto is NOT there! It's been 13 years since he was awarded his Signature Model from Gibson.

WE MUST CORRECT THIS!

I would do it myself, but I am not confident in editing Wikipedia.


This definitely needs correcting, and I would gladly help....but I have no idea how to do anything to Wikipedia. ~_~*
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Re: The B'z Hype Topic! (B'z Live in Los Angeles Live Stream Coming October 7th!)

Postby Kogorou » October 9th, 2012, 8:44 am

I am at it !!!
I will write up an article for it and post it here by the end of the day.
After we all read it I will put it up :=)
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Tak Matsumoto and his Gibson Signature Guitars

Postby Kogorou » October 9th, 2012, 1:00 pm

Takahiro "Tak" Matsumoto(松本 孝弘), lead guitarist for the band B'z and successful solo guitarist was born on on March 27, 1961 in Osaka. After several years as a session musician in the early 1980s he started on his own solo career in 1988 and released his first album "Thousand Wave". Even after forming the Rock Band B'z, in 1988, Tak kept on working on his solo project. His music is influenced by many artists around the world, to name a few: Eddy Van Halen, Eric Clapton, Guns'n'Roses and many more.
In 1999 Tak was the first asian guitarist to receive his own Gibson Signature Model. There should be more to follow!

So far Tak has released many Solo albums and 13 singles over the last few years.

GIBSON Tak Matsumoto Les Paul Canary Yellow(1999)
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A rare guitar and very hard to get any more information about.
At least I found this link, if I were able to read more than hiragana I could maybe translate ;)

http://www.j-guitar.com/product_id127206.html

GIBSON Tak Matsumoto "Tak Burst"(2000)
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GIBSON Tak Matsumoto "Flame Top" DC
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Tak Matsumoto DC Standard Flame Top(2012)¹
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My favorite at the time.
Two Burstbuckers like all the models with the best color in the world :)
Model:Tak Matsumoto DC Standard AQUA BLUE
Body:Mahogany back with Figured maple top
Neck:1 piece mahogany neck, 22 fret rosewood fingerboard,Abalone inlays,TAK MATSUMOTO DC neck profile,Vintage tulip tuners
Hardware:ABR-1 bridge & Stopbar tailpiece
Electronics:Burstbucker 2 & 3 Alnico 5 (Exposed coil),2 volumes,1 tone,3-way selector switch
Finish:Aqua Blue

GIBSON Tak Matsumoto DC Ebony (2012)
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All over Japan his signature Models have found many fans. Most of the models are japan exclusive but Epiphone made version that are also available within the US and the EU (most import).
A list of his Epihone signature models:

Epiphone Tak Matsumoto DC Standard Plus Top
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Epiphone Tak Matsumoto DC Standard Goldtop
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These epiphones are generally for the japanese and US market but it's easier to get them from an US seller than a japanese one.

Generally the guitars are in open display all over the shops.
From left to right:
- Gibson Tak Matsumoto "Tak Burst"
- Gibson Tak Matsumoto "Tak Burst" DC
- Gibson Tak Matsumoto Canary Yellow
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The prices of the guitars are over the top for "normal" people. But giving a further look into the details like the crafting and technical specs you can see that these guitars are top-notch.
Gibson just stands for itself.

The idea was to link SOME of the Tak Matsumoto Videos from Youtube.
BUT:
I couldn't decide which ones to post here so here is a link to all Tak related Videos on Youtube you can't do anything wrong ^^
Check them out here

Important Links to Tak Matsumoto
Gibson Users

Something else I want to bring to your attention is this interview back from 2010
Tak Matsumoto Interview from Gibson

Another interesting interview :)
Tak Matsumoto; New Album, Signature Gibson Interview

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Re: The B'z Hype Topic! (B'z Live in Los Angeles Live Stream

Postby Jd- » October 9th, 2012, 1:11 pm

Download of the show will be available today! If you want it, PM me!
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Re: The B'z Hype Topic! (B'z Live in Los Angeles Live Stream

Postby Raiden » October 9th, 2012, 2:48 pm

@Jd: PM coming up...! :D
Also; Thank you so much for making the b'z hype possible on the DCTP main page--amazing experience! :)


@Kogorou: There's a spelling mistake in the code part.

"...produced by Epiphone to be sould outside of the japanese market." :D*[/size]
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Re: The B'z Hype Topic! (B'z Live in Los Angeles Live Stream

Postby red.orchid » October 9th, 2012, 3:36 pm

;D Tak always comes up with cooooooooooool e-guitarss, with a lot of picks attached to them :P Thanks Kogorou.
I like the blue one at the show, he used it during C'mon tour in Japan, right Jd- ?
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