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by Simon
Mon Apr 04, 2005 5:34 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: I love Steve Vai
Replies: 35
Views: 6428

I love Steve Vai

Does anyone else here love Steve Vai?

Just wondering.
by Simon
Thu Feb 03, 2005 6:23 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Discuss the Real Illusions: Reflections Previews!
Replies: 161
Views: 45007

Listened to the snippets, not that impressed. Sounds like Vai by numbers. What happened to the artist who had the vision to create Passion & Warfare, and album which blew up the guitar world? To me this just sounds like generic Dream Theater or 80's hair metal ballad style rock backing tracks with t...
by Simon
Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:32 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
Replies: 4
Views: 1370

I though the tone was lovely. I haven't had a chance to record my amp cranked up yet, but live in the studio I have cranked it up and used the amps own distortion which I think is excellent. I have the gain turned up about 3/4 and that is enough for me. When playing solos the distortion has a real b...
by Simon
Mon Jan 17, 2005 5:05 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
Replies: 4
Views: 1370

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

Just brought one of these amps and used it for the first time with my band in rehearsal at the weekend and it sounds amazing! I am playing a Gibson Les Paul Studio (1993) through it and it does a fat lead sound and the most beautiful bell-like clean tone. It fills out with a fat rumbling bass when I...
by Simon
Wed Jan 05, 2005 5:55 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: New Satriani interview to hear
Replies: 4
Views: 1202

Yeah it's cool to hear him talk indepth about his early playing experience and attitude towards music. I agree though the backing beat thing is very irritating. That's Radio One though eh?
by Simon
Thu Nov 04, 2004 7:07 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Steve Vai Shivers
Replies: 18
Views: 4358

Steve Vai Shivers

I know there are tonnes of great Vai moments in his tunes, but which is your favourite 'shivers down the spine' moment from any of his recordings?

Mine is in Tender Surrender, the bit where he first turns on the full gain and does a massive bend whilst picking the same string loads. 8)
by Simon
Fri Oct 08, 2004 1:44 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Sweet child o mine solo
Replies: 27
Views: 5030

To anyone who says the solo is easy I challenge you to record it and post it in Self Promotion Showcase. :twisted: I'm sure that noone can get the phrasing down like Mr Slash 8)

Come on, don't be shy :oops:
by Simon
Thu Oct 07, 2004 4:26 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Ashlee Simpson and MTV
Replies: 48
Views: 8485

Two things 1. Yes Ashlee Simpson being handed everything on a plate when there are thousands of talented struggling bands not getting anywhere is very unfair, but the world is an unfair place, which is why I live in a nice civilised westrn country and many others live in poverty, under tyranny and i...
by Simon
Fri Oct 01, 2004 12:42 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Sweet child o mine solo
Replies: 27
Views: 5030

Actually I'm seven, but that's neither here nor there! 'real playing'?? By that you mean playing note-perfect, complex scales with some shred thrown in? By that dictum Hendrix wasn't a 'real player' either!! The reason I thought you were so young is because you describe a work of music that millions...
by Simon
Tue Sep 28, 2004 5:33 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Sweet child o mine solo
Replies: 27
Views: 5030

Shredi Master wrote> are you kidding, slash is one of the worst profesional guitarist out there. its nothing but a blues solo set with distortion and high volume. i could play that piece of shit behind my head and not miss a note One of the worst professional guitarists? :lol: Are you judging that b...
by Simon
Thu Sep 23, 2004 3:58 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Sweet child o mine solo
Replies: 27
Views: 5030

It's a funny thing that solo, even though on paper it is easy I have never ever heard anyone play it and get the phrasing down properly, even top notch guitarists. I think it is a brilliantly constructed piece of music and performed perfectly on Appetite.
by Simon
Fri Sep 17, 2004 2:40 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Velvet Revolver Gig Review
Replies: 7
Views: 2139

But they want to move forward and write new stuff. If I was them I'd feel a little depressed playing the same tunes they played 15 years ago, it's like admitting you're no good at writing any more. I agree though, I would rather see them play GNR tunes. Maybe one day Axl will stop being a dick and g...
by Simon
Tue Sep 14, 2004 1:14 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Guitar Videos
Replies: 7
Views: 1613

I love watching instructional videos, not only to learn but just as an opportunity to watch a great guitarist playing with a steady camera so you can appreciate the technique involved more fully than on a concert video. I have a Malmsteen REH vid called 'Classical Style' or something like that. It i...
by Simon
Fri Sep 10, 2004 12:57 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Velvet Revolver Gig Review
Replies: 7
Views: 2139

To be honest it was a Thursday night and I had a heavy day at work the next day so I was kinda glad it didn't go on too late (esp having been to see Dream Theater and praying for them to finish after 3hr 15!!) I think it goes with their punk ethic, to do a short, sharp shock of a show and it did wor...