Evo's crack! (not the plumber's crack)

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Evo's crack! (not the plumber's crack)

#1 Post by brentm » Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:57 pm

I'm curious how Evo obtained the crack in her body.

It's fairly well known that her body is cracked, and Ibanez has repaired Evo with the glue of the gods....

As noted on vai.com, Steve an Evo have shared many emotional moments together, but I'm curious if anyone close to the source knows exactly how her body cracked? It looks like it was a fairly violent fall/throw/toss/kick/smack/etc that split her down the center...

Anyway.. I could speculate all day, but I'm curious if anyone close to Steve knows the story and cares to share?

Thanks!

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#2 Post by RAI » Fri Nov 18, 2005 10:09 pm

I don't think it's any specific incident.
Just a small crack, that over years of abuse just grew, and grew, and...
Well, you get the point.
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#3 Post by brentm » Fri Nov 18, 2005 11:48 pm

ya right.

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#4 Post by Eutow » Sat Nov 19, 2005 5:51 pm

Vai dropped Evo at a show quite a few years ago and accidently dropped onto the ground, the neck broke, they replaced it, yet it didn't feel the same to Vai, obviously.

and I guess that is where the large crack came from and its getting worse and worse. :(

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#5 Post by jemgirl » Sun Nov 20, 2005 2:57 pm

i`m afraid the crack will kill evo one day. :(

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#6 Post by Eutow » Sun Nov 20, 2005 3:18 pm

jemgirl wrote:i`m afraid the crack will kill evo one day. :(
from what I've heard, it gets harder and harder to gets more out of tune. :cry:

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#7 Post by brentm » Sun Nov 20, 2005 3:23 pm

Yeah, on the machines page, he states that it's becoming more and more unstable.

However, I also know that glued joints claim to be stronger than the surrounding wood. I suspect that Steve and Evo will continue to make beautiful music together before she joins the ranks of Clapton's Blackie.

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#8 Post by Jeroen » Sun Nov 20, 2005 3:34 pm

That bit on the All About Evo page was from before they succesfully glued the crack (although after a few attempts), and the axe is stable as a rock right now according to its owner.
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#9 Post by Mystic Fibrosis » Mon Nov 21, 2005 5:07 am

After reading all of this I took at look at my old acoustic, I just realized there's a HUGE crack running down the neck from the nut :(

Looks like I've decided on my christmas present though :D

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#10 Post by EyE » Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:53 am

jemgirl wrote:i`m afraid the crack will kill evo one day. :(
if you use drugs too long it eventually will kill you yes!!! :wink:

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#11 Post by Tramp » Mon Nov 21, 2005 8:38 am

:lol:

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#12 Post by resha » Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:27 am

Jeroen wrote:That bit on the All About Evo page was from before they succesfully glued the crack (although after a few attempts), and the axe is stable as a rock right now according to its owner.
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that's a GREAT news :D

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#13 Post by Eutow » Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:50 pm

resha wrote:
Jeroen wrote:That bit on the All About Evo page was from before they succesfully glued the crack (although after a few attempts), and the axe is stable as a rock right now according to its owner.
J
that's a GREAT news :D
o m g.






yes. yes. yes .es y.es y.es!!!


yES!!!!. :wink:

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#14 Post by brentm » Mon Nov 21, 2005 6:15 pm

Jeroen wrote:That bit on the All About Evo page was from before they succesfully glued the crack (although after a few attempts), and the axe is stable as a rock right now according to its owner.
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Jeroen - Do you know what type of glue was used? The residue left on the outside of Evo looks clear, like some type of epoxy polyurethane glue? It certainly doesn't look like yellow or hyde glue.

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#15 Post by Jeroen » Tue Nov 22, 2005 1:47 am

brentm wrote:
Jeroen wrote:That bit on the All About Evo page was from before they succesfully glued the crack (although after a few attempts), and the axe is stable as a rock right now according to its owner.
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Jeroen - Do you know what type of glue was used? The residue left on the outside of Evo looks clear, like some type of epoxy polyurethane glue? It certainly doesn't look like yellow or hyde glue.
No idea. For all I know it could have been Pritt..... :)
J

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