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by 8bigtubes
Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: How to reproduce this beautiful sound in Steve Vai video?
Replies: 9
Views: 6045

Re: How to reproduce this beautiful sound in Steve Vai video?

I know my response may seem overly simplistic but if you really want to emulate a particular tone from a particular guitarist, in this case Vai, then I would get the guitar and amp he uses. You're still not gonna get his exact tone though. Close but not exact cos' simply put, you don't have his fing...
by 8bigtubes
Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Steve Vai's potentiometers in his personal Jems.
Replies: 9
Views: 6993

Re: Steve Vai's potentiometers in his personal Jems.

loran333 wrote:Image
Thanks for that :D

I guess I was wrong :wink:
by 8bigtubes
Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Steve Vai's potentiometers in his personal Jems.
Replies: 9
Views: 6993

Re: Steve Vai's potentiometers in his personal Jems.

Yes I read the same thing about the 1meg volume pot too in a Guitar World interview he did when Fire Garden was just released.
by 8bigtubes
Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: What TYPE of tubes???
Replies: 5
Views: 3103

Re: What TYPE of tubes???

well, does that matter? I´ve never read about this, and usually I´m pretty accurate if it comes to my sound...really, I don´t think this is an important spec if nobody ever takls about it^^. But feel free to explain what it is, maybe I´m wrong :) Of course it matters. There is a difference in tone ...
by 8bigtubes
Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:02 am
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: New Jem? -Forget it - I say re-issue Ibanez Jem 77BFP
Replies: 20
Views: 10940

Re: New Jem? -Forget it - I say re-issue Ibanez Jem 77BFP

And I am serious - I would buy it on the spot if it was priced around 3K Would you? Go buy a used one today on the spot- you'd probably save $1000 too from 3k Great advise - and would you suggest where to go to get one for that price??? Constantly check Ebay and Craigslist. I've seen some BFPs and ...
by 8bigtubes
Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: New Jem? -Forget it - I say re-issue Ibanez Jem 77BFP
Replies: 20
Views: 10940

Re: New Jem? -Forget it - I say re-issue Ibanez Jem 77BFP

Jeminator wrote:And I am serious - I would buy it on the spot if it was priced around 3K

Would you?
Definitely not. For 3k I'd rather get a Tom Anderson or a Suhr

And for goodness sake bring back the VSBL :x
by 8bigtubes
Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: New Jem? -Forget it - I say re-issue Ibanez Jem 77BFP
Replies: 20
Views: 10940

Re: New Jem? -Forget it - I say re-issue Ibanez Jem 77BFP

I'd hope any Jem reissue would have the appropriate bridge instead of what they are putting on the new Jems. Ibanez needs to get their act together on this issue. I'm not buying a Jem without the edge/lo-pro edge until Steve starts using a newer bridge. That's why I'm never buying a new Ibby again....
by 8bigtubes
Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: What Tubes does Vai use?
Replies: 9
Views: 4978

Re: What Tubes does Vai use?

No one short of Thomas Nordegg will be able to tell you that.

Sure the Legacy amps come stock with GTs but I'm pretty sure they get changed to whatever Vai prefers
by 8bigtubes
Thu Dec 25, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Steve's Cables and Power Supplies
Replies: 9
Views: 3876

Re: Steve's Cables and Power Supplies

lydian2000 wrote:lol... funny noone is actually capable(willing?) of writing at least ONE specific cable brand used by steve(dimarzio endorsement aside).
Exactly. Then again, I'm done caring :roll:
by 8bigtubes
Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Jemini pedal
Replies: 327
Views: 157849

Re: Jemini pedal

Patill wrote:So does Steve always use an extra amount of gain (like the Jemini, or DS-1 or TS) for solos?

I mean live and for the recordings?
I would say that 95% of the time, yes he does use a boost for solos.
by 8bigtubes
Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Bad Horsie Liberty Wah
Replies: 8
Views: 3564

I'm all for the red, white and blue but that just looks tacky IMO
by 8bigtubes
Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Does Steve use and Delay/Reverb pedal?
Replies: 10
Views: 8858

No pedals. Just the TC G-Force
by 8bigtubes
Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: How does Steve keep his rig so quiet?
Replies: 53
Views: 22558

pagliai wrote:jeries is correct at all,so with low gain around 6/7 my legacy is quiet ,guys i don't know what else i must tell you.
I never used a noise gate in my life,your heads play a noise like ssssssssscccccccccccccc or what else?
How high do you have your master volume when you play ?
by 8bigtubes
Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: How does Steve keep his rig so quiet?
Replies: 53
Views: 22558

I wish they produced more of your Legacy model. Mine is noisy as F*&^K on the gain channel even with the volume turned down on my guitar. I need to use a decimator to quiet that beast. Of course you can't get away with using some sort of noise gate :roll: As long as you have the distortion any high...
by 8bigtubes
Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Love your guitars
Replies: 24
Views: 10638

I've had my '89 77FP for ten years now. A while ago I started establishing a custom guitar. It has an RG470 body with Lo-Pro Edge and Gotoh tuners & locking nut. And a Jem7vwh neck. I'm finding it to be better than my 77FP! Just need to upgrade the pickups for better ones. With less hum. Mandatory ...