Favourite Vai tone?

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Which Vai tone did/do you prefer?

Early Carvin (Flexable/Flexable left-overs)
7
1%
Early Carvin (Flexable/Flexable left-overs)
7
1%
Early Carvin (Flexable/Flexable left-overs)
7
1%
Early Carvin (Flexable/Flexable left-overs)
7
1%
Marshall (Passion & Warfare)
52
7%
Marshall (Passion & Warfare)
52
7%
Marshall (Passion & Warfare)
52
7%
Marshall (Passion & Warfare)
52
7%
Bogner Ecstasy (Sex & Religion/Fire Garden)
48
7%
Bogner Ecstasy (Sex & Religion/Fire Garden)
48
7%
Bogner Ecstasy (Sex & Religion/Fire Garden)
48
7%
Bogner Ecstasy (Sex & Religion/Fire Garden)
48
7%
Carvin Legacy (Ultra Zone/Real Illusions)
68
10%
Carvin Legacy (Ultra Zone/Real Illusions)
68
10%
Carvin Legacy (Ultra Zone/Real Illusions)
68
10%
Carvin Legacy (Ultra Zone/Real Illusions)
68
10%
 
Total votes: 700
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roryrockslinda
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I love all of his tones but the album that sticks out most for me is Alien Love Secrets, which isnt on there but as the album was between Sex & Religion and Fire garden I picked Bogner.
Love the tone on those albums too, but all round my top three Vai tones would be:
Alien Love Secrets
Passion and Warfare
And his live tone with the carvin Legacy, amazing. But if an album were to go here then Real Illusions: Reflections.
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lydian7
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Personally, I didn't like the Legacy tone on Real Illusions. I could sit down and come up with a million adjectives to try and describe why, but the fact of the matter is there was something missing for me there. His playing more than made up for the slightly inferior tone though. I much prefer the Bogner tone.

The bogner was used on most of Ultra Zone, so the poll is a little misleading. Oh well...
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I love all Vai tones.
My vote is however for the last one, Real Illusions Tone.

To me, Vai reaches the most beautiful tone when he plays "Whispering A Prayer" or "Lotus Feet" with Flo and the sustainer stuff.

Best Rock Tune : Eat 'em and Smile entire album
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