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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 07-07-2003, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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Holy New JEM's batman! what the heck is steve playing?!?

photos from firestrings have been realized on vai.com, and steve is playing a very special axe that I think you'd all like to see.

I don't believe this is being discussed elsewhere yet.


It is pure awesome! Here's a taste of what to expect from vai.com

http://www.vai.com/SightsSounds/fire...trings_11.html
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That series of pics says "July 24th, 2002"


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Looks like the prototype for the so-called "Ultra JEM", complete with a built-in FX processor, Double Edge, etc. (and a Roland MIDI pickup too!)
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That series of pics says "July 24th, 2002"


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yeah, thats when firestrings happened wasn't it?
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Can we already hear (or see) anything of it? A CD, a bootleg?

Or did anybody see these shows?
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looks pretty cool. look at the amount of switches on that thing.
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That thing r0xX0rz, but the amount of switches on it is just nutz0rz.
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My mistake, I would have thought a guitar he was using a year ago would have been disected to death by now. Maybe it hasn't been released because it needs two right hands to operate?
http://www.vai.com/SightsSounds/fire...trings_04.html

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The photos of the guitar were just posted on www.vai.com today - they've not been seen before, so nobody really knew that he'd used the guitar as a backup for "Fire Strings"
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That has almost enough switches to satisfy me

Have it control my Line6 amp, and give me one with 7 strings, and I'll be happy for years
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That has almost enough switches to satisfy me

Have it control my Line6 amp, and give me one with 7 strings, and I'll be happy for years
hehe, stick a tea party sticker on it, and your really set!
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6 switches!! 3 knobs!!!...Holy Lord...why do you make such things possible?

Actually it's worse..I watched it again! That's 7 switches!!! And some ppl wonder why he's called the alien!
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Burt777: Steve told me that he has a recording of the shows, but I'm not sure if anything's going to come of them anytime soon. I hope to hear it, plus their 'Rite of Spring' afterwards!
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Whats with the single pickup for the sustainer? Is it a prototype sustainer pickup as well? i cant say as how I like that. That looks like a stock sustainer kit truthfully, and those are WAYYY too man switches for me. Why doesnt he just run an extra cable and use a floorboard controller? probably be easier. I remember vai bitching once about a bc rich he had once that had way too many switches on it
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