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Steve's a wanker!

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:47 am
by codnchips
I've just watched the Jemini pedal video and LMAO!!! :lol:
It's so funny - Especially when he calls himself a wanker!!! :lol:
Just curious now, does "wanker" have the same meaning in the US as in the UK?? :oops:

Steve & Steve, what a great duo - Excellent music & comedy all under one roof!!! :lol:

That was great to come to today!!! Cheers Steve! :D :D :D :lol:

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:04 pm
by Instrumentalrockrocks
Steve actually speaks quite a lot about wanking...
his track "When I was a little boy" well... I often take that as a story about it :lol:

A few years ago he said in an interview for the dutch magazine "Gitarist":

quote Steve Vai:
"Often people see me playing the guitar and ask the question to themselve:

That wanker from the 80's.... is he still playing the guitar??!!?" :wink:


Shred ON :guitar

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:27 pm
by Kilar
This was a pretty damn funny video and one of the coolest I've seen in a while.

Good stuff to Steve and all involved.

Re: Steve's a wanker!

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:53 pm
by boswell
codnchips wrote:It's so funny - Especially when he calls himself a wanker!!! :lol:
Just curious now, does "wanker" have the same meaning in the US as in the UK?? :oops:
I got the impression he was playing with the words different connotations either side of the Atlantic :D

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:11 am
by lydian2000
Just checking: Meaning either someone showing off, or "playing" with his "thing"?


Funny, because the same word in french has both meanings!

:lol:


:peace

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:44 am
by guyver_dio
with hands like steve's you wouldn't let that go to waste :wink:

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:47 am
by Big Bad Bill
As per usual, Steve takes an idea (a demo) and just makes it so much better :lol: Excellent stuff.

The left-hand side really does nail that think, middley Vai sound, doesn't it? The 'clean' channel section at 5:15, clearly isn't clean-its heavily laden with chorus or detune or something similar so I guess it won't sound quite as full and ballsy in reality.

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:01 am
by codnchips
I've always assumed the "Peach fuzz" song was about wanking (It still makes me laugh!!) :lol:

Now that you mention that interview "Instrumentalrockrocks", I remember reading\hearing steve say that somewhere...

Now I'm thinking about a section in "The real Frank Zappa" book, which talks about rock guitarists and "Guitar masturbating", moving up the neck and repeating the last few notes as they squirt "guitar jizz" over the audience (Really funny book if you haven't read!!!) :lol: :lol:

I hear ya BBB - I cannot recall a gear demo that has made me laugh out loud!! Love it!!! :lol:

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:06 am
by lydian2000
I just wanted to add that the video is highly entertaining, and very funny.

But does it sell the pedal well enough? not too sure.

I would have liked to see different settings, and first his carvin high gain settings.

And I also hear chorus and delay on the left side, that's ok but Steve could have said it. To me a chorused distortion sound very different than a straight one in any context.

And tough luck, it appears on the market as the same time as another famous guitarist's which (according to detailed youtube reviews) seems to have a much wider range of sounds.

I'll definitely try it if appears in my local shop though.


:peace

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:08 am
by Big Bad Bill
lydian2000 wrote:And tough luck, it appears on the market as the same time as another famous guitarist's which (according to detailed youtube reviews) seems to have a much wider range of sounds.
To be fair the review in Guitarist UK suggested that the Jemini was for those looking for a very close approximation of Steve's guitar sound rather than one that produces many different sounds so i don't think Jemini and the other you don't mention (Satchurator perhaps) are competeing for the same market. I have to say, I'm quite tempted to get one-never thought I'd say that about a distortion pedal!

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:22 am
by codnchips
I'm gonna get one - They sound great & look great!
Call me a fanboy, call me a wanker - I don't care - It's here!!!! :D :D :D

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:09 am
by Svelt Pen
Big Bad Bill wrote:
lydian2000 wrote:And tough luck, it appears on the market as the same time as another famous guitarist's which (according to detailed youtube reviews) seems to have a much wider range of sounds.
To be fair the review in Guitarist UK suggested that the Jemini was for those looking for a very close approximation of Steve's guitar sound rather than one that produces many different sounds so i don't think Jemini and the other you don't mention (Satchurator perhaps) are competeing for the same market. I have to say, I'm quite tempted to get one-never thought I'd say that about a distortion pedal!
Well, the Satchurator is marketed as "Joe's sound in a box", and after purchasing the pedal I can say that claim is true so they are definitely competing for the same market. The Satchurator may appeal to a wider audience, however, because it's tonal options are greater for those who don't necessarily want to sound like Joe...

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:53 am
by Azrael
The entire thing was hilarious. The best part was where Steve was like "Screw you" and then other Steve says "You wish." and they both sit there and think about that.

Pedal looks like good stuff, but right now I'm at my full capacity for gear.

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:09 pm
by beggz
I must admit i was initially shocked when he said it but Laughed so much afterwards ..what a great clip

Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:44 pm
by pjaydee
Whilst delving into some heavy whammy bar abuse..my friend came into the room and said "you wanking that guitar again" "YES!" I said "masturbation is not a crime dammit!!" :D