Steve's Amp Settings

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Steve's Amp Settings

#1 Post by johnz » Thu Dec 25, 2003 4:03 pm

Hey-
I was wondering if anyone knows what settings Vai uses on his amps?
It would be a great help. :)
thanks-John

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#2 Post by Jippy » Fri Dec 26, 2003 9:52 pm

I thought Carvin's website featured a few favorite settings of Vai's. I'm sure their around. Also, have a look at recent live photos in the G3 tour forum. Some of the closer shots will have one or two shots of Vai's Legacy heads there. With the chicken-head knobs, it's pretty easy to tell what he's doing.

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#3 Post by Ffats » Fri Dec 26, 2003 10:16 pm

Don't forget the Boss DS-1 Distortion! :wink:

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thanks

#4 Post by johnz » Fri Dec 26, 2003 10:53 pm

Thanks guys,
My next gig will be great 8)

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#5 Post by Ffats » Sun Dec 28, 2003 1:11 pm

Steve Vai Legacy Settings according to Carvin.

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#6 Post by Vegas_Blues » Sun Dec 28, 2003 10:58 pm

I have a video of a G3 soundcheck.....and it has a close-up of Vai's amps.....none of the settings on those heads were anywhere near the settings Carvin gives you as "Steve's favorites."

Personally....I think Steve liked those settings after first playing with the amp, and has changed since.

Also, remember that his amps he uses on stage and in the studio are not the same amp you buy from Carvin.

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#7 Post by shader » Mon Dec 29, 2003 5:20 am

Whats different about them?

And didn't Steve use Bogners on the G3 tour?

*thinks the tone on the 96 G3 DVD is steve's best*

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#8 Post by Vegas_Blues » Wed Dec 31, 2003 12:42 am

This was a G3 show with Petrucci, not way back then.....he was using the legacy(s).
Everything was different. All of the settings.

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#9 Post by Knightmeir » Wed Dec 31, 2003 4:47 am

Actually, the amps you buy from carvin are the same as the amps Steve uses. They've already been modified to his specs, so the amps he uses don't need to be modified. When it comes to effects, that's a whole different story.

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#10 Post by Vegas_Blues » Wed Dec 31, 2003 9:48 am

The amps steve uses were the first proto's.....only he and.......I cant remember who he gave one to.....but they are different....
Also....Steve uses Celestian Greenbacks in his amps, and the ones Carvin sells have Vintage 30's in em. That's a HUGE difference.

and whats up Knight, noticed you are from Vegas too......did it snow where you live? What a trip!

Floods, snow.......this just isnt right lol

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here are some pics of his amp settings

#11 Post by wireman24 » Fri Jan 02, 2004 6:51 am

Hello
I got to go backstage at the G3 show n Chicago and i took a bunch of pictures of steve's gear. Here is the link to some of the pictures and there are pictures of his amp settings.
http://www.newnorth.net/~keipe1/g3/
enjoy
:)

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#12 Post by RoadStarII » Fri Jan 02, 2004 9:31 pm

WHere on Carvin.com does it tell you this ?

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#13 Post by bkornaker1977 » Wed Jan 07, 2004 10:10 am

steves amp settings are.........(acording to the live dvd of london and alot of internet photo hunting....)

dirty channel

presence-6 (sometimes 6.5)
highs- 6.5 (sometimes 6)
mids -4
bass- 6
drive -7
volume- 4

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Re: here are some pics of his amp settings

#14 Post by Little_Alligator » Sun Jan 25, 2004 4:26 pm

wireman24 wrote:Hello
I got to go backstage at the G3 show n Chicago and i took a bunch of pictures of steve's gear. Here is the link to some of the pictures and there are pictures of his amp settings.
http://www.newnorth.net/~keipe1/g3/
enjoy
:)
WOW! You got to hold Evo. That rules. I would have been so scared of dropping it (mind you, it's probably been through worse!!)

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#15 Post by wireman24 » Mon Jan 26, 2004 11:10 am

holding EVO is onw of the greatest things i have ever been able to do. It was very sureal and just thinking about how many songs steve vai wrote on this guitar that i was holding. it was really a high point in my life :)

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