How does Steve Vai mkes that "cat purring" effect

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How does Steve Vai mkes that "cat purring" effect

#1 Post by precario » Wed Nov 24, 2004 2:37 pm

How does Steve Vai mkes that "cat purring" effect ???

I always wanted to know.

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Re: How does Steve Vai mkes that "cat purring" eff

#2 Post by Jemfever » Wed Nov 24, 2004 2:47 pm

precario wrote:How does Steve Vai mkes that "cat purring" effect ???

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#4 Post by precario » Wed Nov 24, 2004 3:32 pm

It may be the LIZARD DOWN THE THROAT, I don't know, I just know that Steve makes it on Blue Powder and in the end of he fast solo of For The Love Of God.

Steve himself refers to it as a cat purring.

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#5 Post by RAI » Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:49 pm

Tremolo flutter....?

That's when you give your whammy bar a little whack, which makes it vibrate really fast.

Sounds pretty darn cool.
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Re: How does Steve Vai mkes that "cat purring" eff

#6 Post by Leftymonster » Thu Nov 25, 2004 9:49 pm

precario wrote:How does Steve Vai mkes that "cat purring" effect ???

I always wanted to know.
...i found the secret!!
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#7 Post by stu_hig » Fri Nov 26, 2004 12:19 am

lol :lol:

Perhaps you are refering to the 'cat purring' at the start of Whitesnakes 'Kittens got claws' that Steve plays over the samples of the cat meows?

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#8 Post by NeeWhan » Fri Nov 26, 2004 11:58 am

Try Brad Gillis' pre~Ozzy work.

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#9 Post by Mikey » Fri Nov 26, 2004 2:48 pm

stu_hig wrote:lol :lol:

Perhaps you are refering to the 'cat purring' at the start of Whitesnakes 'Kittens got claws' that Steve plays over the samples of the cat meows?
It's all guitar. There are no cat samples in that track.

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#10 Post by ExELCiS » Fri Nov 26, 2004 6:07 pm

its the same thing like the end of ''tender surrender'' but you must only do it in a high note or string that will give you a really louud and high sound like a ''screaamm''' and make down and up really fastly in you bar..... :wink:

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#11 Post by Rochus » Sat Nov 27, 2004 6:27 am

Nah... just point the bar down (towards the jack input), hit a note and hit the end of your tremelo bar..that'll make the bridge flutter real quick and you'll get the purring sound.

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#12 Post by ultrazone_seeker » Sat Nov 27, 2004 6:44 am

haven't heard the WS tune, but i'll mention all the cat-sounding tricks i know of...

as already mentioned...
fluttering the whammy (AKA gargling)
Lizard Down the Throat (as in Call It Sleep and Satch's Ice 9 - slide a note up or down a string and simultaneously bend in the opposite direction w/whammy bar, attempting to keep approximately the same pitch.)

and one more... got this out of a book, i think it was a trick of Adrian Belew's...
you'll need a volume pedal for this, and probably a bit of distortion or overdrive too.
1. select your neck pickup.
2. volume pedal at "0" to begin with.
3. tap HARD on the 3rd string just beyond the end of the fretboard with RH finger.
4. (don't waste any time between step 3 and this :P ) slide toward the bridge and simultaneously swell in with the volume pedal.
5. put the volume pedal back to "0" before you release the string so as to avoid any unwanted "pop" or other string noise.

hope that's a good enough explanation.

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Re: How does Steve Vai mkes that "cat purring" eff

#13 Post by jemgirl » Sat Nov 27, 2004 7:57 am

Leftymonster wrote:
precario wrote:How does Steve Vai mkes that "cat purring" effect ???

I always wanted to know.
...i found the secret!!
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hahaha brilliant!!! :P :P

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