kyle am I wrote:
What the fuck are you talking about
I didn't try to sound like Steve. Nobody tried to sound like Steve while we were there. Just because I played FLO through his rig with his band dosent mean I tried to sound like him. Nobody can sound like him. Even through his amps.
I really don't think you understand.
The way you play IS YOUR TONE. It's the way you hit your note, saying in the fingers really means in the mind, soul, technique, etc.
You can try to insult me or jeroen or however but it really won't work, I'm beyond caring what people on the internet say by years now, and I think jeroen is the same way as well.
I would like to see you playing the guitar since you seem to know so much about tone. Punk rock players are very well known for their technique and soul while playing.
You've also discredited yourself so any point you try to make is merely entertainment
How am I insulting you or jeroen?
my point and the title of my thread is still valid
no matter how much gear you get, you won't sound like vai, that doesn't mean you can't get his tone or something close. I clearly put on my title, that you won't sound like him
. I never said anything about tone.
My point about gear being different is also valid, many people here try to copy vai's gear to the last detail, yet cannot, because there are certain things about his gear that cannot be copied to 100%, you can get close to his tone though.
If you play through his setup gear, YOU WILL HAVE THE SAME TONE, BUT YOU WILL NOT SOUND LIKE HIM
WHY CAN'T YOU GET THIS DIFFERENCE?
You have a terrible misconception of what tone is, you believe tone, is your soul, the sounds comes from fingers lol that is not tone, in reality, tone, is the mixture of all the equipment working together. If you play through someone else's already setup gear, you will have his tone. The tone and fingers crap is just a cool thing to say. Tone has everything to do with equipment.
Even though the video sucks, the tone that I hear from it, is the same as vai, same distorsion, same mids, lows, highs, same everything, except the fact that your technique and style is different from his, that makes a huge difference in sound and how the listener perceives you, but the underlined tone is the same, you don't sound like him, but the tone coming from the amp, is the typical vai tone.
Play a single note through his setup, and it will sound exactly the same way as if steve, played one single note, why, because is the same tone, same setup, same everything, it will sound the same
The difference comes when playing solos, where technique and all those little nuances, that separate players, come to play, this is where you sound different, this is where listener will perceive you differently
When people say, that you will not sound like him, it has everything to do with his technique and personal style, which is unique, and cannot be copied
IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH TONE, anyone can emulate his tone, if you play through his gear, you will have his tone, but you will not sound like him
others will not perceive you as him, they will not that you are not steve