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by ds23pallas
Tue Mar 09, 2004 1:13 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: How did you discover Vai ??
Replies: 291
Views: 80740

I first heard about Steve in 1993. November 1993, from the following two magazines. Blimey - I remember buying both those magazines, I had that first one on my wall for a long time :D I first heard of Vai after listening to Surfing with the Alien; I was blown away by Satriani and started reading mo...
by ds23pallas
Tue Mar 09, 2004 9:52 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Instrumental guitar history
Replies: 18
Views: 4964

Reaper wrote:
Ryan Layton wrote:u gotta have the most well known instrumentalist ever

motzart
beethoven
paganini

and all the other classical dudes
AFAIK, none of them played guitar, though.
Paganini's second instrument was guitar. Some of his guitar pieces make modern day 'shredding' look like warm up exercises!
by ds23pallas
Tue Mar 09, 2004 9:45 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Favorite Musician of all time
Replies: 63
Views: 14241

Without any shadow of a doubt- Stravinsky. (Glad that someone already posted a pic, I was getting a little worried there!)
by ds23pallas
Tue Mar 09, 2004 9:42 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: empty music paper
Replies: 5
Views: 1707

Don't know of a place online, but almost all music shops sell it. It's called Manuscript Paper. You can usually buy bound books of it (I use these as musical notebooks) but you can also buy pages big enough for a whole orchestra score. Now that I think about it you can also get A3 pads with the stav...
by ds23pallas
Tue Mar 09, 2004 3:31 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Vai's best use of the Whammy pedal?!?!
Replies: 33
Views: 8169

The God Eaters ! Do you mean Kill the Guy With The Ball?? The God Eaters has no whammy IIRC; it's all straight notes, not even any bending. I'd agree if you really meant KTGWTB, it's incredibly tricky to play accurately :twisted: ps - Nice nickname winston :D "I hate purity, I hate goodness, I want...
by ds23pallas
Tue Mar 09, 2004 12:23 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: G3 Europe - Jam Songs
Replies: 28
Views: 6673

Definitely M O N E Y by Pink Floyd
Great idea!
by ds23pallas
Tue Mar 09, 2004 12:22 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Vai's best use of the Whammy pedal?!?!
Replies: 33
Views: 8169

davester1234 wrote:
shader wrote:Blue Powder
?

Does he use a whammy on that song? On the album?
There is no whammy pedal on Blue Powder!
by ds23pallas
Sun Mar 07, 2004 9:47 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: "The Animal" in the DVD... ¡¡¿FAKE?!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1325

The DVD was filmed across 2 shows; they cut the best bits from both to make one performane
by ds23pallas
Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:26 pm
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Ibanez necks HELP
Replies: 18
Views: 4166

I think (but I can't be sure) that's it to do with strength. If the body was one piece there would be a considerable risk of the timber warping which would make the tuning really unstable. By having two or more pieces glued together you're increasing the directional strength of the wood so it should...
by ds23pallas
Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:13 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Vai and Classical Guitar????
Replies: 22
Views: 8507

Will you ever play a concerto for classical guitar? The answer was: I see myself doing a lot of different things in the future but this is not one of them. It makes sense I think - imagine if Julian Bream or John Williams suddenly decided to release Passion & Warfare! (On Deutsche Gramaphone!!) "An...
by ds23pallas
Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:10 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Vai and Classical Guitar????
Replies: 22
Views: 8507

He'd probably fail miserably in the classical discipline of playing the same tedious notes a million times until some idiot thinks they sound just right Erm, isn't that exactly the same as in the genre Steve plays in now, except this time 'some idiot' is Steve Vai? Steve doesn't just whack a bunch ...
by ds23pallas
Sat Feb 28, 2004 11:49 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: evo's tissue paper
Replies: 11
Views: 4852

when you use the whammy bar with lots of force it will make a low thumping sound from where it goes back in place. this sound finds its way to your pickups and out your amp. to stop this, all you do is shove something in your back cavity. Not only that, but on some guitars you can hear a resonance ...
by ds23pallas
Tue Feb 24, 2004 8:20 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Bill n Teds bogus journey
Replies: 2
Views: 1574

The tab is available on www.powertabs.net
by ds23pallas
Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:13 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Live At The Astoria, London DVD Discussion
Replies: 692
Views: 205300

And now play.com have it as 15/03/2004.
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by ds23pallas
Mon Feb 23, 2004 8:14 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Live At The Astoria, London DVD Discussion
Replies: 692
Views: 205300

Play.com are listing it as 'Out Now' but 'Awaiting Stock' - I pre-ordered it in December so if it arrives in the next day or so I'll let you know.