The Bad Horsie Guitar

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#1 Post by Ffats » Thu Apr 14, 2005 6:45 pm

I noticed at the Chicago show that the Mirror Jem (I don't believe it's the one with light-up LEDs but I can't verify anything) is named "Chu" in the usual spot.

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#2 Post by Hobophobic » Thu Apr 14, 2005 7:53 pm

He was obviously using the backup mirror Jem... there must have been a problem with "Fuman". :P

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#3 Post by Mikey » Thu Apr 14, 2005 11:07 pm

"Chu" Is used for the song "Building The Church".

It's one of 3 new mirror-top Jems on this tour. The two others are named "Bo" and "Mojo".

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#4 Post by Hobophobic » Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:20 am

C'mon Mikey... you know that was funny! :D But thanks for the real info.

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#5 Post by Andelusion » Fri Apr 15, 2005 1:35 pm

Does Chu have a sustainer?

I thought he used Flo for Building The Church =)

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#6 Post by eyebnez » Fri Apr 15, 2005 5:57 pm

Andelusion wrote:Does Chu have a sustainer?

I thought he used Flo for Building The Church =)
http://www.vai.com/realillusions/01buil ... hurch.html

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#7 Post by resha » Sat Apr 16, 2005 7:58 am

any pics of the new babies? :wink:

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#8 Post by JemEVORob » Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:48 am

Dont you think its a shame that the Bad Horsie Jem has no fret of life? I would have thought its his trade mark design for all Jems, but hey... I was offered yesterday the Bad Horsie Jem (Dunno which one) for £1999.99, which I think is pretty good, but I think it just had standard pearl fretting. One thing that pisses me off about the Jems are the machine heads on volume and tone, my lickle baby Encore from like years ago has the exact same machine heads, my Ibanez S520ex however has the aluminium black "Grippy" heads... you'd think after all that quality goes into making a Jem that they'd use like gold coloured heads for volume and tone like on some other expensive Ibanezes.

Anyways, thats my lot, laters!

Rob :P

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#9 Post by Allen Garrow » Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:57 am

Hey Mikey,, I noticed on at least one of the Mirror top Jems that it had a big peace of Neon Orange tape? What's that all about?

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Re: Frets

#10 Post by GTR-MAN » Thu Apr 21, 2005 12:41 am

JemEVORob wrote:Dont you think its a shame that the Bad Horsie Jem has no fret of life? I would have thought its his trade mark design for all Jems, but hey... I was offered yesterday the Bad Horsie Jem (Dunno which one) for £1999.99, which I think is pretty good, but I think it just had standard pearl fretting. One thing that pisses me off about the Jems are the machine heads on volume and tone, my lickle baby Encore from like years ago has the exact same machine heads, my Ibanez S520ex however has the aluminium black "Grippy" heads... you'd think after all that quality goes into making a Jem that they'd use like gold coloured heads for volume and tone like on some other expensive Ibanezes.

Anyways, thats my lot, laters!

Rob :P
The "tree of life" or "vine" inlay is NOT a Steve Vai exclusive. Ibanez used the "Vine" on Tama acoustics in the mid seventies. The disappearring pyramids were made for Vai, but the Vine was not.

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#11 Post by Tom Gilroy » Thu Apr 21, 2005 12:17 pm

I'm not too interested in it. Add a chrome vine and I might be.

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#12 Post by Ffats » Thu Apr 21, 2005 7:21 pm

Allen Garrow wrote:Hey Mikey,, I noticed on at least one of the Mirror top Jems that it had a big peace of Neon Orange tape? What's that all about?

Regards,
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On most of Vai's guitars, he tapes the treble side of the neck humbucker - apparently, he has been quoted as saying that his aggresive playing style always led him to get the high E string stuck underneath the "bezel" of the Dimarzio Evolutions. I hope this is the piece of tape you're talking about.

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#13 Post by Mikey » Thu Apr 21, 2005 7:51 pm

A number of the guitars have a piece of tape on the side of the body with their "names" written on them. These were put on the guitar by Steve's tech Thomas Nordegg to help him spot a guitar quickly in the rack.

By the way, I forgot to mention another not-often seen Mirror-top that is out with us on tour called "OBY". It's a backup for EVO.

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#14 Post by EyE » Fri Apr 22, 2005 5:56 am

Mikey wrote:By the way, I forgot to mention another not-often seen Mirror-top that is out with us on tour called "OBY". It's a backup for EVO.

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Mikey, i hope all Steve's guitars are soon to seen on "Steve's Guitars"!!!

John :wink:

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#15 Post by laficojr » Fri Apr 22, 2005 8:15 am

yeah me too!!

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