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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-28-2012, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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which of Steve Vai's background guitarists do you like better?
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-28-2012, 07:18 PM
 
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Re: Dave Wiener Vs. Tony Mcalpine

I like the story about how dave meet vai, also if you go to daves sight you will see he actually answers threads and what not which is more than vai will do,.
so ill pick dave on this one .
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Sorry....I can't make a pick. They're both top of the line players!!!
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Mike?

Vai used to be a lot more active, in the late 90's he had his own chat room on Vai.com and he popped in several times and talked to the people who used to hang there. Mike Keneally and others from the band also joined, it was great fun. As all good things it came to an end.
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Re: Dave Wiener Vs. Tony Mcalpine

I think Tony is simply ridiculously shredder-riffic. Dave is more of a supporting player.

I love all Dave's solo CDs so far to death. T-Mac's stuff is technically very impressive but leaves me a bit cold.

If I had to pick one or the other to be in Vai's band, I'd pick Dave. He's no slouch in the shred department and he sits in the mix better, IMO.
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Mike?

Vai used to be a lot more active, in the late 90's he had his own chat room on Vai.com and he popped in several times and talked to the people who used to hang there. Mike Keneally and others from the band also joined, it was great fun. As all good things it came to an end.
I remember the 90s at vai chat ,it was alot of fun,I used to see dave in the chat room alot though always missed vai himself,..
I remember you the euphor there though.
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post #7 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-29-2012, 03:55 AM
 
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Gasp! Yes, I was addicted to that chat for some time. I hope I was nice! May I ask what your used as a disguise back then? I don't remember many names, but you never know.

And indeed, Dave was there more than Vai.

[Fun thing, I also met Ron Thal in that chat room, which eventually lead to meeting him in 2005. Just the two of us was online and he asked if there were any new good guitarists. I answered that he should check out Ron Thal. He then revealed his identity and also sent me one of his out of print CDs. Nice guy. ]
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post #8 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-29-2012, 10:08 AM
 
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Re: Dave Wiener Vs. Tony Mcalpine

Have to pick Dave on this one. He's just a really great guy that gives back to the community a lot plus his solo work is fantastic. I like Tony, but I find his sound a bit lacking to my tastes compared to Dave.
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Re: Dave Wiener Vs. Tony Mcalpine

I chose Dave, but I liked Devin Townsend also. Although he only was with Vai for a short period of time.
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post #10 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-29-2012, 03:46 PM
 
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I voted for Dave. He's been with Vai the longest and I really like his style and tone.
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post #11 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-29-2012, 04:20 PM
 
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Re: Dave Wiener Vs. Tony Mcalpine

Strange question, one of them are sort of so much better than the other that is like comparing a farmer team with the NHL winner.

Not meaning in supporting Vai (I have no idea about that) meaning as a guitar player.
One are really really good and one an average guitar player that you can find loads of in any town in the world.

/Magnus
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I don't like MacAlpine's solo work, and I've never listened to Weiner's. But every note I've ever heard MacAlpine play in a Vai song was beautiful, and I like the keyboard/guitar combo, so I vote MacAlpine.

Edit: Listened to some Weiner solo work; first impression is that it's heavily, heavily Vai-influenced. Sounds good, but not very original nor technical relative to Vai (again, this is only my first impression).

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As i understand this poll it's about who of the 2 is the best guitarplayer and not a question of taste. And the question is quite easy, Macalpine is a Virtuoso and can't really be compared to Dave(even tho Dave is a good guitarplayer). Tony kicks ass as far as guitar playing goes and he should be compared to another Virtuoso in order for a poll to be any match.
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Re: Dave Wiener Vs. Tony Mcalpine

Tony MacAlpine for sure, one of the greatest guitarists I have ever heard.
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Gasp! Yes, I was addicted to that chat for some time. I hope I was nice! May I ask what your used as a disguise back then? I don't remember many names, but you never know.

And indeed, Dave was there more than Vai.

[Fun thing, I also met Ron Thal in that chat room, which eventually lead to meeting him in 2005. Just the two of us was online and he asked if there were any new good guitarists. I answered that he should check out Ron Thal. He then revealed his identity and also sent me one of his out of print CDs. Nice guy. ]
hey thats awesome, I used to go buy the name Dragon back then ,.and yes you were cool,.I had a great time at vai.com back then .These days at vai.com you only need to sneeze and you get jumped on.That site is no fun any more, though there are some cool people there , but not many.

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