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by Andrew J Dampier
Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Buying the "same" gear, will not make you sound like Vai
Replies: 31
Views: 28496

Re: Buying the "same" gear, will not make you sound like Vai

Jeries wrote:i took one of your tests

I am unhealth-ily narcissistic

the only thing i'm not narcissitic about is vanity/looks/appearence

other than that- i'm pretty unreasonably and psycho- narcissistic
Hahahah.....narcissism IS a common trait amongst musicians!
by Andrew J Dampier
Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Buying the "same" gear, will not make you sound like Vai
Replies: 31
Views: 28496

Re: Buying the "same" gear, will not make you sound like Vai

orlandopunk, I implore you to take these tests. You may learn something very important to your life.

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by Andrew J Dampier
Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Buying the "same" gear, will not make you sound like Vai
Replies: 31
Views: 28496

Re: Buying the "same" gear, will not make you sound like Vai

orlandopunk wrote:How am I saying that Vai is a failure?

I would ask if you read ANYTHING I wrote, but by your question alone, you obviously didn't. Go back and re-read what I wrote, you will not find anything in there that is even closely related to the question you ask.
by Andrew J Dampier
Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: White Jem has been increasing in cost over the years
Replies: 10
Views: 11322

Re: White Jem has been increasing in cost over the years

The JEM is definitely NOT the most expensive guitar in Ibanez' line-up, considering J-Custom's and a couple other signature models. Ibanez hasn't raised prices on just the JEM. Prices have gone up on all guitars in the same caliber and they released new models to fill the gaps (Premium line). I find...
by Andrew J Dampier
Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Buying the "same" gear, will not make you sound like Vai
Replies: 31
Views: 28496

Re: Buying the "same" gear, will not make you sound like Vai

The amount of inexperience voiced in orlandopunk's statements is glaring in context of his words. Out of curiosity, orlandopunk, have you ever: -Written a (whole) song? -Played in a band? -Played onstage in front of an audience? -Recorded in a real studio? My guess is the answer will be "Yes", but t...
by Andrew J Dampier
Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Ibanez JEM7VWH doesn't comply with Steve's sound quality
Replies: 9
Views: 25433

Re: Ibanez JEM7VWH doesn't comply with Steve's sound quality

That's the sound of a string hitting a fret. Had the same problem on my 7V on the high E string around the 19th fret. I just took a cloth and a hammer and hammered the fret back down, problem solved. Find a good fret guy in your area, a simple fret level should make the problem go away.
by Andrew J Dampier
Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Steve explains his live setup for the tour in 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 6630

Re: Steve explains his live setup for the tour in 2012

Great vids! Never knew EVO had a push/pull pot in the volume position. I was always really happy with the way my JEM cleaned up on it's own. And Vai isn't the one who took a blowtorch to the FTLOG UV- Collectors Choice Centerfold - GW 4/91 "Steve Vai is great to work with because he always knows exa...
by Andrew J Dampier
Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: New for 2013, Jem 7V7, that's right, a seven string version!
Replies: 11
Views: 10554

Re: New for 2013, Jem 7V7, that's right, a seven string vers

Just the bar- UTA20 - Ultralight Tremolo Arm All JS and JEM's will come with one, and the regular bar. It's a bar made from a carbon fiber shaft affixed to the shank of a regular bar. It is very lightweight. You can also buy as a part, list $124, I have them coming in. $90. quote That's from Rich Ha...
by Andrew J Dampier
Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: New IBANEZ JEM 70V Premium
Replies: 65
Views: 50219

Re: New IBANEZ JEM 70V Premium

There is so much half-truth information in this thread I can't even begin to sort through it all. I've played 15-20 LACS guitars in the past, from different artists as well as the models they sold for a while in the 90's. How were they different from any other Ibanez? They had a different stamp on t...
by Andrew J Dampier
Thu May 24, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: The Story of Light photos and the maple board JEM
Replies: 5
Views: 5529

Re: The Story of Light photos and the maple board JEM

Never saw that one before. Looks Baby/Powder blue with the same color inlay, it's pretty light colored. Maple board. Definitely not a production JEM. Looked like it might have been a pearloid guard.
by Andrew J Dampier
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: I don't like the 'Legacy tone'
Replies: 23
Views: 14988

Re: I don't like the 'Legacy tone'

I owned one of the first run Legacy's when they first came out. Killer sounding amp! I sold it because it was 'too Vai' for me. That said, I much prefer his tones pre-Legacy days. Alien Love Secrets is a benchmark of tone for me....just amazing tones. Ever since he started using the Sustainer...thin...
by Andrew J Dampier
Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: what brand is the fan that blows steves hair
Replies: 11
Views: 7330

Re: what brand is the fan that blows steves hair

REALLY?!?! The BRAND of the fan?!

It's a FAN. It works like every other fan does.
by Andrew J Dampier
Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: What wah pedal does Steve use in 'For the Love of God'?
Replies: 9
Views: 8681

Re: What wah pedal does Steve use in 'For the Love of God'?

Steve was also using EMB wah's on the Whitesnake tours, good chance he could have used one of those in the studio. They recently started the company back up and are in the process of coming out with some new wah's. For those who don't know about EMB's, they're like the Dunlop Rack Wah, being that yo...
by Andrew J Dampier
Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: It's official, Steve's now on the fractal audio artist list!
Replies: 34
Views: 19739

Re: It's official, Steve's now on the fractal audio artist l

Could be a W/D/W set up if he's running that first head into a cabinet as well. That would essentially be using the 2 other Legacy heads as slaves.....