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by xifr
Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:08 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Does Steve play bass?
Replies: 18
Views: 4857

most guitar player can shure hold an easy beat on bass because i have played guitar for 2 years and have never played bass before and never takin lessons but after about a month just fooling around with one at my music i found i can play vertigo and other song. Yeah, but tell any guitarist to: a) m...
by xifr
Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:32 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: VAI TRIO TOUR
Replies: 13
Views: 3719

Does it hurt you insome way? Hey man, no offense or anything...but i don't think this guy is saying anything against Steve playing as a band...he just said that he 'would like' to see Steve play as a trio....Don't we all have dreams?! And my point was, Why? What is the benefit? More room on the sta...
by xifr
Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:26 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Why vai's not coming to G3 2007 ???
Replies: 44
Views: 13785

Well, I'm almost certain to get flamed for this comment, but I think that Joe should take a break and be replaced by someone like Ron Thal. It would be an interesting experiment, and give John, Ron and Paul more exposure to the kind of commercial success that Steve and Joe have enjoyed. With Steve ...
by xifr
Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:52 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: I Had Lunch With Steve Vai!
Replies: 38
Views: 13223

Amazing story, thanks for sharing. It's great hearing stories like this of someone working their way up from nothing, just by pure talent. That's the true musician way :lol: probably so did henrix Yeah, actually there's a story, I think it was mick jagger's girlfriend discovered hendrix, and tried t...
by xifr
Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:56 am
Forum: Photo Gallery and Discussion
Topic: Autographs!
Replies: 37
Views: 14399

From G3 Melbourne Dec2. I was going to get EVO tickets, but unfortunately they weren't being offered, so I just got normal tickets. Then one of my friends who was also going told me that theres a back door that the musicians normally exit out of. So we waited around (there were some other folks aswe...
by xifr
Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Steve's Tune @ TV
Replies: 11
Views: 3201

Was it by any chance the intro? There has been some discussion about that as there is an Indian band called Elita 5 who released a song around the same time as P&W, that uses that riff, and nobody knows whether Steve took that riff from them, or they took that riff from Steve. However I think Steve ...
by xifr
Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:49 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Joe Satriani @ Grammy Nomination
Replies: 21
Views: 6525

I reckon it's between Gilmour and Frampton. As good as Satch is, he's nowhere near as famous as those two, and that's what the Grammies is about.

Thus, I'm rooting for Gilmour!
by xifr
Wed Dec 27, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Tip for getting great sound out of solid state amps..
Replies: 6
Views: 2024

I've got another good one that is often overlooked. Scribble out the 'mid' or 'middle' writing on the mids knob, and write 'makes guitar sound good.'

:lol:

The other often overlooked dimension is how good you can actually play. Vai will still sound good no matter what he plays.
by xifr
Wed Dec 27, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Very stupid topic... probably been covered a thousand times.
Replies: 12
Views: 4148

Pedals won't help you get the sound, apart from some delay.

'people say 'my amp sucks, I need to get a new pedal' when in actual fact they should be saying 'my amp sucks, I need to get a new amp.''
by xifr
Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:14 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Vai's Most Powerful Moment
Replies: 66
Views: 21319

Since you guys are mostly quoting the live album, I'm going to say in the Melb. Dec 2 G3, when Steve's guitar stopped working, he got the band to do an improvisation, then went straight into FTLOG. An amazing moment on so many facets. For one that more people would've seen, Liberty on live at the As...
by xifr
Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:16 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: What is with all the booing!?
Replies: 62
Views: 15180

ok, thanx for the answers. x1ifr thank you for being kind enough to share some of your intelligence by describing the impressive rethorical technnique you just employed, i am indeed so stupid i could not detect you were actually giving the answer. I am not used to that level of subtlety either, i t...
by xifr
Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:36 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: What is with all the booing!?
Replies: 62
Views: 15180

If you're still not convinced, here's something I dug up from Stu Hamm's website, someone asked exactly the same question, and here was the reply: I was at that show, about 20 feet right in front of Stu and I can assure you that the crowd was NOT "boo-ing" him. He was also NOT "upset" - he acts a li...
by xifr
Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:26 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: What is with all the booing!?
Replies: 62
Views: 15180

ok i agree some of them might have actually yelled stuu, but as you say i still wonder why indeed would they hate him, thats more what i'm interested in, and i hoped s.o on these boards might even have been there that night might give us a clue like for example: If you're replying to my post... I'm...
by xifr
Fri Sep 15, 2006 3:24 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: What is with all the booing!?
Replies: 62
Views: 15180

The reason that you hear it as boo rather than stu is that you're only hearing the oo, as that's the drawn out phoneme, and s' don't get projected very well considering how much you have to impede the airway to get that particular sound. Let's also think about this logically. Stu is the best bassist...
by xifr
Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:58 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: To MTV....
Replies: 28
Views: 6107

Not gonna happen.