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Billy Gibbons interview in Vintage Guitar magazine

 
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 9:23 am    Post subject: Billy Gibbons interview in Vintage Guitar magazine Reply with quote

http://www.vintageguitars.com/artists/details.asp

Billy Gibbons is the featured artist on the web site of this magazine, and he talks about recording "Mescalero", ZZ Top's last CD. Seems that the Reverend is searching for new stuff all the time (some serious GAS syndrome?), e.g. here are some other links to the Mojave forum (= Plexi Palace) reporting about his new Scorpion amp:

http://vintageamps.com/PlexiPalaceUBBcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=17;t=000237#000000

http://vintageamps.com/PlexiPalaceUBBcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=17;t=000269
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like ZZ's early stuff, very good player and really knows his stuff. I have a pic of him playing a Tokai Love Rock in a Marshall special mag.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could you post it or send it to Ned so that he puts it on the main site?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have another ones from '99 I discovered accidentally.I was given some photos a friend took when ZZ-TOP played here in my city.While seeing the pics I remembered Billy Gibbons played Tokai so I scanned the photo and made it wider and there it was...Tokai name on headstock. .No photoshop at all.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you send those to me (ned at tokairegistry.com) I'm a huge ZZ fan and it would be good for the site.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

luis wrote:
While seeing the pics I remembered Billy Gibbons played Tokai so I scanned the photo and made it wider and there it was...Tokai name on headstock. .No photoshop at all.

That's interesting, I thought he only used some of them on the 1996 Rhythmeen tour. I think I even have a short VHS video tape of that when ZZ Top played in Bremen.

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Right, it was shown in an one hour interview after the gig (June 27, 1996) on VH-1, the TV show was called "1:1". There were two short live excerpts of "What's up with that" and "Nasty Dogs & Funky Kings" where he plays a Tokai Love Rock. He even mentions it in the interview, because it was a copy of Peter Green's Les Paul (that now belongs to Gary Moore).
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeh Ned I will get it scanned see how it turns out (not sure when though, I don't have a scanner). It looks like pic is from late 90's by the age of Billy Gibbons, and Tokai looks like a lemon burst but the light is yellow, it still has the Greeny look.

The pic is from UK mag Guitarist Icons 40 years of Marshall.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a small photo of it from a Japanese ZZ Top fan site, it's bigger if you click on the java script link directly on the site:



The sticker below the tailpiece was't applied in 1996, and the Tokai logo on the headstock was clearly visible back then and not substituted with a question mark. I think I'm gonna feed Babelfish with that page...

http://zztop.hippy.jp/equip1.htm (translated from Altavista's Babelfish service):

"Tokai Les Paul

It is the less pole type of Japan make and トーカイ. Being something which is bought immediately before the Rhythmeen tour, tour with after the that of course thing, モントルージャズフェスティバル (1996) and, フジロックフェスティバル (1999) with it was used. Because with live it is used with the tune "of Just Got Paid" and so on, as one for sliding it has become opening E tuning."
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, his site also has a forum and English versions of his pages:

http://bbs1.otd.co.jp/zztop/bbs_plain/
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2005 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Posted the ad in the Reviews & Ads section of the main site.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2005 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yezz...

http://www.tokairegistry.com/images/ads/marshall-ad.jpg
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 1:16 am    Post subject: Gotcha! Reply with quote

Look at this, the Rev. in disguise trying to get away with his brand new Duesenberg Starplayer TV...


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks like that guy in Germany I sold a Tokai to?? You know who I'm talking about Hans?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was he from Hamburg? Then it might have been Ronny, the guitarist of BarBQ, a ZZ Top tribute band. There are some BG look-alikes in Germany, I listed all German cover bands with a web site in an ODP category a few months ago:

http://dmoz.org/World/Deutsch/Kultur/Musik/Genres/Rock/Musiker/Z/ZZ-Top/
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