How did Steve Vai tune to Drop D on Bad Horsie
A little "Bad Horsie" history-
The song that appears on the actual cd wasn't recorded with the Bad Horsie guitar, it was recorded with another JEM, which has a naturally finished body. (I believe pics are on Jemsite.com..) I believe the recorded guitar had an ash body as well. The Bad Horsie does indeed have an ash body.
Also, the guitar is tuned to C-G-C-F-A-D, which, as someone stated earlier, is Drop D, down a step.
Also, Bad Horsie was used on the G3/Fire Garden tours for "There's A Fire In The House" as well.