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True or False??

Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:55 pm
by Classic 59
I was doing some research online including this forum regarding the original Plexi amps Steve Vai was using during the DLR days. Do you think it is true or false that after Dave quit Van Halen Jose Arredondo made DLR a few amps for Steve Vai? If this is true, I would be very interested in learning exactly what mods Steve Vai preferred in those particular amps.


Re: True or False??

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:07 am
by RAI
It's true that Steve had modded Marshall's.....

Re: True or False??

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:50 pm
by Classic 59
RAI wrote:It's true that Steve had modded Marshall's.....
Yes, I know he had modded Marshall's. I was just hoping to learn more about the specific ones DLR suggested he try. I did find the following info from another site:

"seven different Marshall 100 watt heads were used throughout the recordings, all modded by Jose Arrendondo.

They were run differently at different times for a desired effect. Sometimes I went out of the line level to the Bradshaw Rack, and sometimes it was just directly out of the head into the cabs.

On the tune "Liberty," a specially made direct box was constructed for me by Steve Firlotte. It utilizes an old transformer I had laying around. It's extremely clean and useful. "

Hopefully, someone knows more about these specific amplifiers and what makes them tick...

Re: True or False??

Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:03 pm
by DomitianX
I've never seen specs on his mods, but the Passion and Warfare book has a section dedicated to the gear he used on that album.

Re: True or False??

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