Steve explains his live setup for the tour in 2012

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Samuele
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Hey, I thought some of you may be interested in this. It's Steve himself explaining most of the details behind his live rig for The Story of Light Tour.

Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NojHp-uiznw

Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6byu0R277t0

Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8loIp2sE6g0

Now go and duplicate it if you can! :)
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really? At the very end- I guess I should show you all this on evo... End music. Lol I wanted to see that :cry: :D
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Very cool, thanks for sharing. It was a great tour, the rig certainly worked!
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Nice, thanks Samuele! :)
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Great vids!

Never knew EVO had a push/pull pot in the volume position. I was always really happy with the way my JEM cleaned up on it's own.

And Vai isn't the one who took a blowtorch to the FTLOG UV-

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"Steve Vai is great to work with because he always knows exactly what he wants says Ibanez representative Scot Schwestska. But what he wanted in this case was pretty crazy. Steve asked if we could create a finish that would make one of his JEM Universe guitars look like the Stratocaster Jimi Hendrix burned at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival.

We knew that Frank Zappa owned the actual Monterey Strat, so we hunted down a picture of Frank with the legendary instrument. Then next thing we did was sprinkle mineral spirits on the body of a standard JEM Universe, and carefully started burning it to emulate the look of the Hendrix guitar.

It was like a family barbecue! We had a group of people around to help cook it in just the right places. People were saying things like "Yo, turn it over" and "Is it done yet?" After the body was cooked to satisfaction, finish expert Matt Duffin slightly toasted a neck, and one our technicians, Jim Donahue, assembled the instrument. The guitar is completely functional when it is equipped with new pickups. The pickups in the picture, however, were unfortunately fried to a crisp. "
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Evo received the push/pull pot recently. It was before the Vienna show.
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