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by Svelt Pen
Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Steve Vai Tutorial Video...
Replies: 10
Views: 3322

So your not influenced by Steve, or other players then? I agree to chasing your own sound but is it a crime to understand why someone like Steve plays the way he dose? Sure I'm influenced a bit by him, but also by a zillion other artists. It's not a crime to understand why or how he plays, but ther...
by Svelt Pen
Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Steve Vai Tutorial Video...
Replies: 10
Views: 3322

Oh please, cmon guys this is Steve Vai...no offence but if he did make a tutorial dvd it would nock spots off Paul Gilbert...your telling me you wouldnt like to know all about evo??? your telling me you wouldnt want tips on say... how to set up your jem or pedal board or amp settings, recording tip...
by Svelt Pen
Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: My new babies! :)
Replies: 0
Views: 1606

My new babies! :)

http://www.wamplerpedals.com/bsmpedal.htm http://www.wamplerpedals.com/echo.htm The Brent Mason Hot Wired is the best OD I've ever played through...The left side is an overdrive and the right side is a clean boost that you can add grit to. Made my Peavey Classic 30 sound like a modded Marshall. Real...
by Svelt Pen
Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: News
Topic: [News Item]Bid On A Private Guitar Lesson With Steve!
Replies: 18
Views: 6308

What happened to the drummer from Lit?
by Svelt Pen
Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: New pedal!
Replies: 16
Views: 4824

You can get some nice "boutique" fuzz pedals with some pretty extreme sounds in that range, or close to it.
by Svelt Pen
Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Tone
Replies: 94
Views: 34315

Desert_Runner wrote:But would Joe still get his trademark "infinite sustain" effect with that guitar?
If he cranked the amp right up, I would think so.
by Svelt Pen
Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Anybody tried a Splawn Quickrod?
Replies: 3
Views: 1744

I think a plexi with a good mod by lee jackson is so better ,he sells the mod on ebay and i like them so much,but personal taste. Anyway a good van halen tone Have you tried a Custom Audio Amplifiers OD 100 series? (Bob Bradshaw and John Suhr collaboration) I've heard clips in they do a great modde...
by Svelt Pen
Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: How does Steve keep his rig so quiet?
Replies: 53
Views: 27733

Let me clairify something. I didn't plug in to his legacy rig. I stated earlier I played through an amp that was his. It was a roland 2x12 jazz chorus. Thomas nordegg set it up and then handed me a cable. Although I had my pedalboard with me I didn't use it, and used no effects. However my tone was...
by Svelt Pen
Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: How does Steve keep his rig so quiet?
Replies: 53
Views: 27733

Being that he played through the amp, actually making the noise, I would call that first hand knowledge. You hearing the sounds coming out of the amp I would consider second hand knowledge. So you're saying that when Steve plays live, that is not an accurate representation to the concert goers of h...
by Svelt Pen
Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: How does Steve keep his rig so quiet?
Replies: 53
Views: 27733

+2 For Jeries, I think he's more than qualified to comment on Steve's tone because he has firsthand upclose experience :peace Not to beat a dead horse, but do you not think being present at a Steve Vai show is first hand experience? I was 5 feet from the stage. Does it make me less qualified to spe...
by Svelt Pen
Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: How does Steve keep his rig so quiet?
Replies: 53
Views: 27733

i dont get why some things are still being questioned... several people have agreed with me about the Gain thing... DominitianX owns a legacy...i've played through STEVE VAI's amplifier fired up by his tech of almost as long as ive been born... and we're still being second guessed by people that ha...
by Svelt Pen
Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: How does Steve keep his rig so quiet?
Replies: 53
Views: 27733

So you're saying the settings posted by Carvin either A) are not the settings he actually uses or B) that the gain setting on the amp between 7 and 9 is a mild distortion? I'm willing to bet that if he was playing for that many hours in a row at the rehearsal, he wasn't cranked up to full concert vo...
by Svelt Pen
Sat Sep 20, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: How does Steve keep his rig so quiet?
Replies: 53
Views: 27733

I can answer from my first hand account an experiences- His tone isn't created by or with distortion. Overall his tone is much less overdriven-distored-and Gainy as most think. Can you tell us then where you got this information from then? He certainly does use distortion which does affect tone. Ev...
by Svelt Pen
Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: How does Steve keep his rig so quiet?
Replies: 53
Views: 27733

Jeries wrote:
ZappaIrl wrote:to say that steve's sound isnt as gainy or overdriven as people think.....is fairly wrong....just listen to the jemini demo.....its as distorted as you can get!!!!!
OK... And your basis is a video you saw on youtube?
I've seen him live twice, and his sound is certainly very gainy and overdriven.