Vai songs the Dimarzio evolution pickup is being used....

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I'm planning on possibly getting the new Jem7vsbl and I was wondering on which songs the evolution is being used..?..I know he has used the breed and blaze on some as well... Just to get a better idea of what the evo sounds like.... :?

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Every Vai album since Sex and Religion has featured EVO - Steve's guitar equipped with Evolution pickups.

I can't give you a track-by-track breakdown, but more often than not, you are hearing EVO.

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..not to argue with Mickey :) , but i'd suggest to listen to "Alien Love Secrets" for the sound of Evolution pickups(except for "The Boy From Seattle" clean chords part ;)), as it looks to be less studio effects processing in there as on other Steve's albums, rather there's more guitar->DS-1->amp/speaker sim sound :) (not sure where "Systematic Sound Splitter" goes though :shock:), so that you can hear more of how DiMarzio Evolution works via distortion path.
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Here a few songs when the sound of the evo's really come out :
Crying Machine , Hand on heart, Warm Regards, Jibboom , Windows to the soul, Building the church..
Go play a jem7 in the store and decide if the evo's are the right pickups for you, cause they're hot and it may not suite your playing style!
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If I remember correctly, Steve uses a strat on Warm Regards.
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http://www.vai.com/realillusions/index.html

This is practically a roadmap of his new album. Tells you exactly what guitars he used on which songs. Evo has... evos~
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Frank S wrote:Here a few songs when the sound of the evo's really come out :
Crying Machine , Hand on heart, Warm Regards, Jibboom , Windows to the soul, Building the church..
Go play a jem7 in the store and decide if the evo's are the right pickups for you, cause they're hot and it may not suite your playing style!
You missed out Tender Surrender, my favourite 7th song, and an excellent showcase for the evo pickups. Steve uses a huge dynamic range of sounds during this piece, and utilises his tone to its limits. Sweet atmosphere too. :)
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Frank S wrote:Here a few songs when the sound of the evo's really come out :
Crying Machine , Hand on heart, Warm Regards, Jibboom , Windows to the soul, Building the church..
Go play a jem7 in the store and decide if the evo's are the right pickups for you, cause they're hot and it may not suite your playing style!
Wrong! Warm regards and Building the church is recorded with breeds 8)
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Matwey wrote:..not to argue with Mickey :) , but i'd suggest to listen to "Alien Love Secrets" for the sound of Evolution pickups(except for "The Boy From Seattle" clean chords part ;)), as it looks to be less studio effects processing in there as on other Steve's albums, rather there's more guitar->DS-1->amp/speaker sim sound :) (not sure where "Systematic Sound Splitter" goes though :shock:), so that you can hear more of how DiMarzio Evolution works via distortion path.
I think I heard somewhere that he actually used a cheap Strat for recording BOY FROM SEATTLE

:wink:
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lastmohican wrote:
Matwey wrote:..not to argue with Mickey :) , but i'd suggest to listen to "Alien Love Secrets" for the sound of Evolution pickups(except for "The Boy From Seattle" clean chords part ;)), as it looks to be less studio effects processing in there as on other Steve's albums, rather there's more guitar->DS-1->amp/speaker sim sound :) (not sure where "Systematic Sound Splitter" goes though :shock:), so that you can hear more of how DiMarzio Evolution works via distortion path.
I think I heard somewhere that he actually used a cheap Strat for recording BOY FROM SEATTLE

:wink:
Steve discusses this in the ALS DVD Interview. He recorded much of that song with a Fender Stratocaster guitar. He mentions that he shopped pretty hard for a Strat that matched the sound he was looking for (as a tribute to the inspiration for the song). He play tested several high end strats along with the usual run and decided on a Crafted in Japan Fender Stratocaster.

Good ear Matway! It sounds like you could pick Evo out of a guitar line up.

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sonnny wrote:
Frank S wrote:Here a few songs when the sound of the evo's really come out :
Crying Machine , Hand on heart, Warm Regards, Jibboom , Windows to the soul, Building the church..
Go play a jem7 in the store and decide if the evo's are the right pickups for you, cause they're hot and it may not suite your playing style!
Wrong! Warm regards and Building the church is recorded with breeds 8)
But the solo in Building the Church must be Evo, very distinctive sound...
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fyrie wrote:If I remember correctly, Steve uses a strat on Warm Regards.
May I be as bold to say, maybe that's not so.
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Rahab wrote:http://www.vai.com/realillusions/index.html

This is practically a roadmap of his new album. Tells you exactly what guitars he used on which songs. Evo has... evos~
I never knew about this!!!

I always kept wondering what Vai thinks when he makes a song... And everything is listed there! LOL

THANKS ! :D
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