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by VaiEvo
Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Grain direction
Replies: 9
Views: 2715

k thanx askin coz i heard if u run the steel wool against the grain it screws up the board!!!!! "against the grain" just means that you move in the opposite direction, in the case of the picture up and down. It doesn't matter if it's right to left or left to right. The grain is parallel with the st...
by VaiEvo
Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Jay Turser Guitar - is it playable.
Replies: 9
Views: 4934

Jay Tursers play nicely, but they're not amazing. I'd take one over an Ibanez other than a JEM. The only major complaint I have is electronics; switch in some decent electronics and the guitar's pretty good.
by VaiEvo
Sat Jul 07, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Vai's techniques and style(s)
Replies: 18
Views: 5527

Check out the "Little Black Dots" section of the main site, and look up Steve's guitar workout (not sure if it's 10-hour or 30-hour, I can never remember...)
by VaiEvo
Sat Jul 07, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: transparent paintjobs
Replies: 10
Views: 2869

You'd need to remove all the parts, sand the woods you'll be painting, and then paint it/stain it so that the grain and pores soak up the paint/stain. Then, you'd want to clear coat it. If you're seriously considering this, check out www.projectguitar.com ; they're awesome and have a LOT of helpful ...
by VaiEvo
Sat Jul 07, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Rig with Digitech Whammy
Replies: 31
Views: 12650

"Searching" by Joe Satriani has, imo, the most obvious use of the Whammy pedal. It's also pretty freaking neat, he uses it with arpeggios and the chord changes sound cooler.
by VaiEvo
Sat Jul 07, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Steve's guitar sets
Replies: 8
Views: 3229

Steve uses Ibanez JEMs and Universes (his own custom line). As far as the 7,77, and 777s, there doesn't seem to be a real corrolation other than what he feels like naming it. That list on Jemsite is pretty helpful. Outside of guitars, Steve also uses Carvin Legacy amps (his own custom line; they're ...
by VaiEvo
Sat Jul 07, 2007 4:08 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Another question: Steve's ultra zone guitar
Replies: 26
Views: 20459

It uses a steinberger system, but I doubt you'd have any need to play a 61" guitar (unless you REALLY want those low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, lo...
by VaiEvo
Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:13 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Hardest Vai lick to Nail ?
Replies: 54
Views: 15959

I'm not saying it's impossible, just difficult to do due to it's speed. The key (as with any song) is taking it down to a speed you can play it perfectly at and slowly raising the speed until it's the same as the song you're trying to play.
by VaiEvo
Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: What Guitar Strings to Use?
Replies: 30
Views: 8440

Electric: I'm liking DR Hi-Beams right now (partially because I work for DR), used to use Ernie Ball Super Slinkys.

Acoustic: DR Sunbeams, greatest thing I've ever used

Bass: DR Evergreens, they have amazing tone and last forever.
by VaiEvo
Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:07 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Mastering...
Replies: 8
Views: 2134

When I master and mix tracks, I modify the EQ and (most importantly) change the volumes of each track so it sounds blended, as if a whole band were playing the song (whereas in reality, it's me playing all the parts).
by VaiEvo
Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Painting a strat
Replies: 6
Views: 1912

Well, first you gotta sand it down to the wood, and then the actual sunburst process is difficult. If you put the time in, you will get amazing results. The more time you take, the better the results (at least that's what my Wood Lab teacher always said). go to www.projectguitar.com, they have some ...
by VaiEvo
Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:09 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Hardest Vai lick to Nail ?
Replies: 54
Views: 15959

I would have to say the intro to building the church It's all just getting the patterns under your fingers, once you got that then the tapping's easy. It's three beats of triplet-right hand/sixteenth note-left hand, then one beat of straight sixteenth notes. After that, it's a breeze. Just take it ...
by VaiEvo
Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:03 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Favorite Composer
Replies: 22
Views: 6107

Aaron Copeland, hands down: Appalaichian Spring Suite, and (moreso) Fanfare for the Common Man, that's my favorite classical piece of all time.

I also love Mahler- amazing low brass.
by VaiEvo
Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:02 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Plugging my amp into my computer?
Replies: 6
Views: 1979

If you're on a Mac, Monster Cables offers something nice called the iStudioLink.
by VaiEvo
Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Looking for single coil sized dimarzio humbucker for neck
Replies: 14
Views: 4981

Check out the DiMarzio HS-3, or the HS-2. They're stacked humbuckers, I'm pretty sure Yngwie Malmsteen uses the HS-3 in the bridge position.