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by Big Red
Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Roland VGA-5
Replies: 3
Views: 1588

I have a Roland VGA-3 (and a RG320FM loaded with a Dimarzio SD and a PAF Pro), and it sounds nothing like that video. Even one of the posters on the You-Tube site (named mztA3) also disagrees. The tone on that video sounds like a tube amp, but the Roland VG series is not. Something is amiss with thi...
by Big Red
Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Distortion/overdrive pedals VS. Modeling amps
Replies: 8
Views: 1932

Wear out??? That one I have never heard before. Wearing out an amp with a pedal. I only use the clean channel on my amps. I mean I have a Marshall but I don't think you can apply that thinking to a Roland and not anything else. I really think the guys wading in water to deep for him. With all due r...
by Big Red
Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:57 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: JCM 900
Replies: 10
Views: 2810

Re: JCM 900

axeman777 wrote:Hey guys, I know some of you guys have samples on sites like soundclick and the like. Does anyone have samples of a JCM900 being used? Or know of anywhere I could find some? Doesn't matter what style of music. (also jcm800 if possible) Thanx in advance.
I believe that Slayer uses the JCM900.
by Big Red
Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:39 pm
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Fake Jems??? What`s the hassle?
Replies: 24
Views: 5385

RG1550GXWB-WM Ltd Edition wrote:These are the fake JEMs!

http://www.ibanezrules.com/fakes.htm
LOL - Tremolos by Fisher Price!
by Big Red
Tue Jun 13, 2006 12:45 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Who prefers rockstar Vai?
Replies: 27
Views: 5474

As much as I love Slip of the Tongue, I am glad Steve didn't repeat that album 8 times during the past 17 years! Embrace the variety that Steve offers - why not have/do it all.


Cheers
by Big Red
Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:21 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: How did you get into Vai?
Replies: 33
Views: 6445

Re: How did you get into Vai?

Mojo Hand 17 wrote: How did you get into him?
Scalpel! :wink:
by Big Red
Tue Apr 25, 2006 5:45 pm
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: New Ibanez Prestige SA Series
Replies: 1
Views: 1058

Re: New Ibanez Prestige SA Series

Ibanez saying that unlike other ibanez brands in this price range, SA and GSA models receive the same individual inspection and set-up as their most expensive models. I play RG1570 Prestige. Though at a glance SA and traditional RG are different series, Ibanez assures that 25.5 neck scale offers na...
by Big Red
Sun Apr 23, 2006 2:39 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Slip Of The Tongue Album [1989]
Replies: 30
Views: 8936

Re: Wsnake

"Slip" is still on my ipod :D I thought this was a great fit for Steve at the time, but glad he didn't stay long and pursued his own thing. I was a big whitesnake fan before this, so it just happened at the right time for me to get excited about it. I think I saw them three nights in a row in upsta...
by Big Red
Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: What Should I Learn First On Guitar
Replies: 19
Views: 4545

When I started, I played the easier songs from 80's bands that I listened to, since I would have given up in frustration after trying to emulate Satch and Vai. Also, don't try to do a conventional free-from solo at first, focus on the rhythm parts and pre-dominate/re-occuring melodies. Sample list: ...
by Big Red
Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:45 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: power chords
Replies: 33
Views: 7540

I have a Digitech Whammy, and there are several ways to to do this. a). (obviously the easiest): set the harmonize function to '5ths': it turns every note into a power chord. b) keeping the harmonize function on '5ths', play a root note and it's octive. It looks like this: D----14--- A---------- voi...
by Big Red
Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:27 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Steve and Sport??
Replies: 13
Views: 3501

zappahead wrote:you got it right yekex, the way steve runs up and down that fretboard, playing is a deffinate full contact sport.
Does he wear a cup for that?
by Big Red
Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:49 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Evo or Breed pups in a basswood RG?
Replies: 9
Views: 3324

I just took a further look at the Jem specs on the Jemsite web-page. There are plenty of basswood Jems that come with Evo's as standard equipment; I didn't know that before I created this thread.
Thanks for your input folks.



Evo's here I come!
by Big Red
Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Evo or Breed pups in a basswood RG?
Replies: 9
Views: 3324

Evo or Breed pups in a basswood RG?

Hi Folks, I have an Ibanez RG 320FM, and am looking to get much better pickups. Based on the research I have done, I conclude that the "safest" bet is to put a PAF Pro in the neck and a Super Distortion in the bridge. I have read in a couple of areas that the Evo's and Breed's are not suited to bass...
by Big Red
Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:08 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Help! Thinking About Buying An Explorer Knock-Off!
Replies: 2
Views: 1164

It depends how badly you want that Sabbath sound. Tony Iommi used a Gibson SG, but explorers are good for that kinda stuff too. Have a look for Ibanez Destroyers, I have a black one its great. Also look at Tokai, they real good guitars for a real cheap price. Check it out, http://www.tokai-guitars....
by Big Red
Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:52 am
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: steve's best guitar
Replies: 26
Views: 7967

The Universes that he used on SOTT and P&W.