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Wow this is unexpected...

Post by NeonVomit » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:22 pm

:shock: Mataias Kupainen isn't listed on PRS' artists roster!

I'm sure they'll change that ASAP when Strato hit the road though 8)
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Post by Noxica » Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:56 pm

He's not on the list because I don't think he's actually endorsed by them, just seriously in love with his PRS ;)


An endorsement may materialise when they start touring, it might not, it depends whether PRS are aware of him and his close relationship with his PRS or not :P
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Post by hiro23 » Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:32 am

oh you know an endorsement will come, companies love it when you whore their stuff.
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Post by icecab21 » Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:45 am

hopefully stratovarius will do fantastic and open up american markets. then we can get a mataus model to go along with that dude from creed

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Post by hiro23 » Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:04 am

Chances are that if your a musician in a big time band your going to get endorsement deals
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Post by Aldaron » Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:15 am

icecab21 wrote:hopefully stratovarius will do fantastic and open up american markets. then we can get a mataus model to go along with that dude from creed
Seriously, Mataus The Wrathcaster would make a great guitar endorsement.
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Post by NeonVomit » Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:49 am

icecab21 wrote:hopefully stratovarius will do fantastic and open up american markets. then we can get a mataus model to go along with that dude from creed


:lol: :lol: :lol:

That's like comparing a Fiat Punto with a Concorde :lol: :lol:
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Post by Noxica » Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:22 am

hiro23 wrote:oh you know an endorsement will come, companies love it when you whore their stuff.

Like I said, it depends whether they're aware of him or not. I know unsigned bands with more endorsements than they know what to do with, but I also know very sucessful bands who haven't got major endorsements because the campanies involved just aren't aware of them ;)
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Post by NeonVomit » Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:27 pm

True. For example, our drummer is endorsed by Pearl, and no-one knows us :lol:
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Post by MatiasKupiainen » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:27 pm

I'm not endorsed by any guitar company at the moment. PRS (and lots of others too) offered an endorsment to me last year but I refused. They can't deliver a guitar with all my needs in reasonable costs (yes, if you're in PRS's artist roster, you still have to pay for the stuff).

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Post by NeonVomit » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:37 pm

MatiasKupiainen wrote:I'm not endorsed by any guitar company at the moment. PRS (and lots of others too) offered an endorsment to me last year but I refused. They can't deliver a guitar with all my needs in reasonable costs (yes, if you're in PRS's artist roster, you still have to pay for the stuff).
Don't you get at least a big discount? I know it's that way with Warwick, you get 50% off if you're on the artist roster (along with free maintainence).

What would be your dream guitar then? (within reasonable costs :p )
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Post by Noxica » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:45 pm

MatiasKupiainen wrote:(yes, if you're in PRS's artist roster, you still have to pay for the stuff).

That's crap.


I did wonder though - they seem to have half the music industry on their roster, and they'd be taking some spectacular losses if all of them were getting freebies.
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Post by MatiasKupiainen » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:46 pm

NeonVomit wrote:
MatiasKupiainen wrote:I'm not endorsed by any guitar company at the moment. PRS (and lots of others too) offered an endorsment to me last year but I refused. They can't deliver a guitar with all my needs in reasonable costs (yes, if you're in PRS's artist roster, you still have to pay for the stuff).
Don't you get at least a big discount? I know it's that way with Warwick, you get 50% off if you're on the artist roster (along with free maintainence).

What would be your dream guitar then? (within reasonable costs :p )
Well I hope that "the dream guitar" is coming in few months from a little custom shop Ruokangas in Hyvinkää, Finland. It will have some cool features like a midi, floyd, custom mics, True Temperament neck....veryvery cool stuff :lol:

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Post by Aldaron » Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:08 pm

MatiasKupiainen wrote: Well I hope that "the dream guitar" is coming in few months from a little custom shop Ruokangasin Hyvinkää, Finland. It will have some cool features like a midi, floyd, custom mics, True Temperament neck....veryvery cool stuff :lol:
Is this the place ? Great site! I love the video blog, The Unicorn Project, where he documents the building of a guitar. Check it out people - very interesting (and it's in English! :) )

If this is the place, is the model you're having customized on the site?
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Post by MatiasKupiainen » Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:26 pm

Yes it is. You can see the body and neck type in this video around 3:50: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrAHqdO2 ... re=related

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Post by hiro23 » Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:26 pm

custom guitars are always really nice, Herman Li has his own line.
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Post by Aldaron » Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:24 pm

MatiasKupiainen wrote:Yes it is. You can see the body and neck type in this video around 3:50: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrAHqdO2 ... re=related
Thanks!
It's at the 4 min. point if you all want to check it out.
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Post by icecab21 » Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:51 pm

that blog is amazing. it would make a great tv show

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Post by stonedphoenix » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:30 am

MatiasKupiainen wrote:Yes it is. You can see the body and neck type in this video around 3:50: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrAHqdO2 ... re=related
Awesome!! :shock:

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Post by NeonVomit » Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:28 am

Looking pretty cool! Just looked up True Temperament necks... that's some pretty funky stuff :| really never thought of that issue!
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Post by Ragehead91 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:08 am

@ Matias
If you want a free guitar:
http://www.revolution-renaissance.com/i ... ction=news
Sign up in there Forums and you might win it! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by NeonVomit » Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:39 am

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Post by fernandotcl » Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:40 am

Ragehead91 wrote:@ Matias
If you want a free guitar:
http://www.revolution-renaissance.com/i ... ction=news
Sign up in there Forums and you might win it! :lol: :lol: :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

No way, that one is going to be mine! :D

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Post by TerrinePotter » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:43 am

Awwwwwwwwesome. Loved the custom guitar. I'd definitely prefer one of those if I had the money and the skills. Better keep on singing and playing keyboards.... :lol:

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Post by stratohawk » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:37 pm

ESP rocks!! :twisted: Though I prefer the Viper Edition... :D

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Post by Miss Destiny » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:44 pm

fernandotcl wrote:
Ragehead91 wrote:@ Matias
If you want a free guitar:
http://www.revolution-renaissance.com/i ... ction=news
Sign up in there Forums and you might win it! :lol: :lol: :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

No way, that one is going to be mine! :D

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Then you have to change avatar.IMMEDIATELY. :lol: :lol:

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Post by hiro23 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:35 pm

A line of Matias guitars would kick ass, I've seen his youtube video's and they are amazing.
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Post by Noxica » Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:34 am

hiro23 wrote:A line of Matias guitars would kick ass, I've seen his youtube video's and they are amazing.
But they'd have to come with long blond hair and an everlasting jug of coffee.


Otherwise you wouldn't get the full experience :twisted:
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Post by icecab21 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:23 am

So will PRS guitars be the guitar sound of stratovarius now? I' just wondering a bit about how much the band is going to stay true to original tones during live performance and if the guitar on the cd will have a comletly different tone and feeling than stratovarius has ever used.?

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Post by hiro23 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:25 am

to noxica:nah he can just get him a line of blonde wigs and coffee mugs along with his guitar endorsement.

To Icecab21:chances are the sound is going to be somewhat different anyways, just like when any other band changes a guitarist the sound is a bit different yet it will still have the sound that defines the band.
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