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by BigBadMoFoGangsta
Wed Jun 30, 2004 12:07 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: What is VAI Doing?
Replies: 12
Views: 3112

What is VAI Doing?

Is Vai working on a new album yet? I also would like to see him on Letterman again. And has Vai ever released or considered doing a guitar instructional DVD? That would be really cool. I want him to teach me how to play all his songs(make that most of his songs).
by BigBadMoFoGangsta
Tue Jun 29, 2004 10:38 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: How do I get to the next level??
Replies: 4
Views: 1399

How do I get to the next level??

I've been fiddling around with my guitar for a few years and I want to try to get to the next level. I've learned how to play 3 or 4 Vai songs from some teaching videos and tablature but I can't seem to get the speed up to where it needs to be and the smoothness. Im thinking I need to buy a metronom...
by BigBadMoFoGangsta
Wed Apr 28, 2004 6:51 pm
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Ibanez RG 350DX vs. RG 2550 EX
Replies: 8
Views: 4449

I have been thinking about how I can make the best purchasing decision with regard to which guitar has the best, or at least the most acceptable sound that I am looking for. And it would be very cool for some people to post links to some .MP3 sound clips of different pickups that they have. What wou...
by BigBadMoFoGangsta
Tue Apr 27, 2004 9:35 pm
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Ibanez RG 350DX vs. RG 2550 EX
Replies: 8
Views: 4449

Ibanez RG 350DX vs. RG 2550 EX

RG 2550 EX DiMarzio IBZ (H) Neck PU DiMarzio IBZ (S) Mid PU DiMarzio IBZ (H) Bridge PU My first question is, how similar are the Dimarzio IBZ pickups to the Dimarzio Evolution pickups? Are they actual Dimarzio Evolution pickups with a different name? RG 350 DX PSND1 (H) Neck PU PSNDS (S) Mid PU PSND...
by BigBadMoFoGangsta
Tue Apr 27, 2004 8:33 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: "Crossroads" movie performance questions?
Replies: 1
Views: 819

"Crossroads" movie performance questions?

Does anybody know exactly what equipment Vai used for this movie piece to achieve the sound that he did.
by BigBadMoFoGangsta
Mon Apr 26, 2004 11:17 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Building the poor mans JEM guitar, please help
Replies: 3
Views: 1423

Whats wrong with the 350DX Tremlo system?

Im getting the Ibanez 350DX guitar for $300 brand-new. I read several reviews of the guitar written by people who had purchased it and 95% of them were positive. Im sure I can always find something better but that normally means spending more money. I have ordered the guitar and I will form my own o...
by BigBadMoFoGangsta
Mon Apr 26, 2004 8:51 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Building the poor mans JEM guitar, please help
Replies: 3
Views: 1423

Building the poor mans JEM guitar, please help

I've wanted an Ibanez Steve Vai JEM guitar for awhile but since it's way out of my price range. Im going to simply buy a cheaper version. The guitar that comes closet to looking like the JEM is Ibanez' RG 350DX. So I am just going to buy it and 2 dimarzio evolution humbuckers to replace the stock hu...
by BigBadMoFoGangsta
Sat Apr 03, 2004 4:06 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Which Carvin Legacy do I buy?? For the Steve Vai Sound
Replies: 45
Views: 10469

Ears Bleeding

I know what you mean man. I bought a 40 watt crate amp a few years back and I never even used half of that power. Who in the hell needs a 100 watts of power. The only good use I can think of for an amplifier that has a 100 watts of power is to interrogate prisoners of war by cranking the volume to t...
by BigBadMoFoGangsta
Sat Apr 03, 2004 12:34 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Which Carvin Legacy do I buy?? For the Steve Vai Sound
Replies: 45
Views: 10469

Which Carvin Legacy do I buy?? For the Steve Vai Sound

I want to get the Vai sound and I know that one of the things I must do to get this Vai sound is replace my current pitiful solid-state amp with a tube amp like a Carvin Legacy. Well, I went to their website and just got more confused about which one to buy. I just want one I can plug my guitar into...
by BigBadMoFoGangsta
Tue Jan 27, 2004 9:34 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: EMG vs Dimarzio Evolution Pickups, How much "hotter&quo
Replies: 1
Views: 1432

EMG vs Dimarzio Evolution Pickups, How much "hotter&quo

I have a Fernandes Sustainer guitar that came with an EMG bridge pickup. I am going to replace it with a Dimarzio Evolution pickup. How much of a difference will there be? I used the term "hot" because thats the way a music sales rep described the difference in pickups to me. Are there any other ter...
by BigBadMoFoGangsta
Sun Jan 25, 2004 6:56 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: How does Vai get infinite sustain with Evolution pickups????
Replies: 1
Views: 1913

How does Vai get infinite sustain with Evolution pickups????

I want to buy an Ibanez 350DX guitar for the look, and replace the pickups with Dimarzio Evolution pickups to get the Steve Vai sound. Lastly, I want the Fernandes Sustain system on the guitar. I know there is no possible way to do this because the magic of the Fernandes sustain system is in the pic...
by BigBadMoFoGangsta
Sat Dec 20, 2003 3:46 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: MUSIC VIDEO: FOR the love of GOD (or steve, hes a god) :D
Replies: 19
Views: 5246

FTLOG Music Video - Parts are missing

The version of FTLOG(Steve running around in the snow) I downloaded ("legally" I think since It was available for anyone to download on www.vai.com at one time or another) appears to have parts missing. Does anyone have a full/complete version of this music video. What is the name of the DVD/VHS it ...
by BigBadMoFoGangsta
Sat Dec 20, 2003 2:17 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: For The Love of God Music Video
Replies: 1
Views: 1041

For The Love of God Music Video

The music video of For The Love of God on Steve's videos page is very cool but I notice from watching it that parts have been cut out or cut short. Is there a complete version of this video anywhere to be downloaded or bought. Thanks.
by BigBadMoFoGangsta
Wed Dec 17, 2003 3:37 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: thinking bout installing fernandes sustainer....
Replies: 5
Views: 2506

A 9-volt battery last up to 1 year? Don't think so.

If you can find a 9-volt battery that will power a Fernandes sustainer for 1-year please let me know. Frankly, I think you are living in la la land but I always like to keep an open mind. Anyone who can power a Fernandes sustainer on a single 9-volt battery for one year must be practicing 12 minutes...
by BigBadMoFoGangsta
Tue Dec 16, 2003 3:06 pm
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: thinking bout installing fernandes sustainer....
Replies: 5
Views: 2506

Fernandes Sustain System

Hell yeah, its worth it. You get exactly what you're paying for. An infinite sustain. I bought a guitar directly from Fernandes with the sustainer system built-in. Its very cool. The only thing that sucks, and it sucks big time, is that the sustain system requires a 9-volt battery. Even if you aren'...