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by Drew
Sat May 07, 2005 11:37 am
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Flo original 7vwh prototype?
Replies: 25
Views: 9087

Gotta join in, on the subject of abused guitars - http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/vbgarage.php?do=view&id=104 It's tough to see in the pictures, but this one's pretty abused - chips all over it, and there's a sort of matrix of little cracks and pinpoint depressions over the pickguard above the low ...
by Drew
Fri Dec 17, 2004 8:48 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Tube Amp Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 4000

The Darkness has two guitarists, one who uses JCM 800's and another who uses Rectos. I swear by my Nomad, personally- the lead tones can hang with a Mark-IV, and I actually prefer the heavy crunch sound on Channel 3 Modern to that of the Recto- it's a little more articulate and not as "washed out" b...
by Drew
Fri Dec 17, 2004 8:42 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: What gear do you use?
Replies: 54
Views: 15797

A little different than the norm, I guess, but... -Ibanez RG-7620VK, '99, I think, with Dimarzio Air Norton and Tone Zone pickups, a three-way switch and a push/pull coil tap on the tone. -Fender USA Strat, think it's a '97 but I'd have to check. Inca silver, maple board, gold clace sensors, graphit...
by Drew
Fri Dec 17, 2004 8:33 am
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Steve and Fender
Replies: 29
Views: 9304

Well... fender guitars come in 22 frets i think and you can get them with floyd rose.. (espessially if you are a guitar hero :) ) the Statocaster also comes with dual coil... So why...??? argh the agony Does it really matter? Steve likes Ibanez. Fenders rock, I own one too, but if I had to just pla...
by Drew
Thu Dec 16, 2004 9:31 am
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: What is the COOLEST guitar Steve owns?
Replies: 116
Views: 39926

7 strings just turn me off, sure they're innovative but if you can't do it with a 6 string.....forget it. Who needss an extra string? Um... I do? Forget about low-string chunk and nu-metal. an extra string, while only giving you a total of five extra notes (count 'em- Eb, D, Db, C, and B, in standa...
by Drew
Tue Nov 23, 2004 10:21 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: What kinda cables do you guys use?
Replies: 25
Views: 7192

Re: Monster

All you're paying for with Monster is the return policy. Which isn't a half-bad reason to buy them, IMO. Myself? Still undecided, but I can definitely NOT recommend planet waves. A downside of their "compression spring" technology is, as they're slightly wider resultingly than your standard cable p...
by Drew
Tue Nov 23, 2004 10:13 am
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Which specific tubes does Vai use in his Legacy?
Replies: 19
Views: 7980

Van- great read on the tube testing. You should have just done that in the first place and saved yourself the agony. ;) Tone is incredibly subjective, of coruse, so there's no "right" answer, but I've been meaning to pick up a bunch of preamp tubes and do some swapping to see what I liked (Mesa Noma...
by Drew
Sat Feb 07, 2004 10:42 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: idea for 2007
Replies: 19
Views: 8409

Actually, I'm a self-respecting Vai fan who would disagree- I wouldn't be particularly blown away to see a uvmc reissue, and i definately wouldn't be buying one. The swirl was a very 80's cosmetic thing- much like spandex and big hair, it's pretty much gone out of style. That's fine by me- i think t...
by Drew
Sat Feb 07, 2004 10:38 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: shiller(soldano)settings
Replies: 2
Views: 2302

"right" is pretty relative- one man's "muddy" is another's "thick." and even if you had the same gutiar, same amp, same patch chord, same strings, same room, and same mic setup as Vai, you would still be working wit a different group of musicians with different gear, giving y ou a very different ove...
by Drew
Sat Feb 07, 2004 10:29 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: writing a song for someone
Replies: 35
Views: 8476

in theory class we were picking apart some Bach chorales and i was shocked to hear that some of that stuff is I-IV-V! Actually, most Bach is simply I-V, it's just the man is a fucking genious, and most of the chords and changes are just implied or suggested. The thing with I-IV-V changes... sure, e...
by Drew
Sat Feb 07, 2004 10:19 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Whats the point?!?
Replies: 16
Views: 4756

A good question, but a better one is, "What's the point of NOT using a strictly alternate picking motion while changing strings?" Economy picking, as it's called, is often billed as the fastest form of picking because it economizes pick strokes by aligning them in such a manner that as you change fr...
by Drew
Sat Feb 07, 2004 9:55 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Sweep picking question(Please help me)
Replies: 19
Views: 6700

haha, kevan, good to see you teaching sweeping. ;) Satch doesn't really sweep- there was that guitar.com lesson a while back where he descrbed his technique as more a raking technique than true sweep picking, arguing that they sound more-or-less the same for what he was trying to do in the context o...
by Drew
Thu Jul 10, 2003 12:42 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Petrucci's Tone ????
Replies: 10
Views: 3607

Idunno about you guys, but I thought his G3 tone was about the best guitar sound I've ever heard.

-D
by Drew
Thu Jul 10, 2003 12:24 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: 3 beat pattern in 4/4 timing
Replies: 6
Views: 3524

Or, just do it as a straight polyrhythm... Have him play in 4/4, playing bass downbeats where you would with 4, with no regard to what you're doing. Then, treat the three-note riff you're doing as if it's quarter notesin 3/4. It'd come out like this: Drum: 1 2 3 4|1 2 3 4|1 2 3 4 | Bass: 1 2 3|1 2 3...
by Drew
Thu Jul 10, 2003 12:15 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: The Need for Speed. How to, who has it, tips, open forum.
Replies: 222
Views: 107106

RAI wrote:28 HEADS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
He better not be mic'd up to the PA.
Jesus, he's got his own PA!
:shock:
Um, hello Napoleonic complex... 28 heads? He's gotta be compensating for a lack of SOMETHING (and I LOVE good puns ;))

-D