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by ds23pallas
Mon Aug 04, 2003 6:01 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: 3 or four finger left-hand techniques
Replies: 16
Views: 5237

You could try to incorporate some slides using the third finger, that way you can still get those 4 notes per string phrases without your pinky. I just messed around for a couple of minutes using only 3 fingers and I found I wasn't that limiting, you can still get really really fast/complex runs, an...
by ds23pallas
Sat Aug 02, 2003 12:15 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: What strings and string gauge does Steve use?
Replies: 48
Views: 162318

I used Blue steels for a while when they first came out and I really liked the tone of them, but they did seem to break more often than Ernie Balls. Weird... and at £7 a set (as opposed to £4.99 for EBs) I couldn't afford to keep that habit up! Can you still get them? I haven't seen them since about...
by ds23pallas
Sat Aug 02, 2003 12:11 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Ibanez Picks
Replies: 26
Views: 9200

OK - I just double checked: The pink Ibanez ones I have are the same as the ones from the boxed set, albeit in a different color, but they are totally different to the lime green Light Without Heat ones used by Steve. (One of the picks I have came to me from Steve's very hands via Thomas McRocklin s...
by ds23pallas
Sat Aug 02, 2003 11:57 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Ibanez Picks
Replies: 26
Views: 9200

I just bought 12 Ibanez picks from a company in the UK (I live in the UK so this isn't a problem for me, but maybe is for you!) - they are at http://www.guitarpicksuk.com They're really nice picks, 1mm in bright pink - but they aren't anything like any of the Vai picks I own (I have two lime green o...
by ds23pallas
Fri Aug 01, 2003 1:51 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Still tape?
Replies: 30
Views: 16272

One word for you: It's really expensive. Oh yeah, I remember that! We used to have a 24 track 2" machine in one of the studios when I was at college, I thought "Great, I'll get me some 2" and go and record there instead of using the 1/4" stuff in the smaller studios". Nooo way! I couldn't even affo...
by ds23pallas
Thu Jul 31, 2003 7:12 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Recording on my PC
Replies: 10
Views: 6169

cakewalk I'm pretty sure has a recording option as well.. you just have to specify the Midi-in devise to whatever soundcard you've got.. There seems to be a bit of confusion going on around here :? If your PC doesn't have a sound chip installed, you're not going to get sound, full stop. If the jack...
by ds23pallas
Thu Jul 31, 2003 5:27 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Vai solos
Replies: 23
Views: 10204

i cant be bothered to ear train either Hmm - there's your problem! The very first thing about playing is to use your ears, you need to be able to hear what you're playing before you've even played it, that way you know how a fast run is going to sound before you start to move your fingers, because ...
by ds23pallas
Tue Jul 29, 2003 8:15 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Vai solos
Replies: 23
Views: 10204

steve plays in FTLOG, super fast,a nd others by sweep picking. a trick malmsteen tought him IIRC there's only 1 bit of sweep picking in FTLOG, and it's certainly not the fastest bit of *that* solo ;-) It is quite novel though in that it includes an octave slide on the e string, and then an octave s...
by ds23pallas
Tue Jul 29, 2003 8:08 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Steves Recording Gear
Replies: 3
Views: 2755

He Uses Pro Tools Mix/HD at the moment Which reminds me - did anyone see that Digidesign have a free version of ProTools available? It runs on Win98/ME and Mac Os9; I've got a copy but as I'm running XP I haven't tried the Windows version yet. Had a play of the Mac one though which looked promising...
by ds23pallas
Sun Jul 27, 2003 2:15 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: A Question for You
Replies: 195
Views: 53907

(In no particular order)
  • Fire Garden Suite
    For the Love of God
    The Attitude Song
    The Riddle
    Kill the Guy wih the Ball
    Touching Tongues
    Erotic Nightmares
    Aching Hunger
    Little Green Men
    Dirty Black Hole
Cheers
Andrew