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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-07-2007, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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How does vai get this tone?

Hey guys! I love the very percussive sound that vai uses a lot (ex. 4:02 of this video http://youtube.com/watch?v=MCdMY2Y_iOI). Have any of you guys been able to replicate that sound? and how?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-07-2007, 12:50 PM
 
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Re: How does vai get this tone?

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Remove the ) at the end.
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Re: How does vai get this tone?

He just rolls the volume down and is probably using the single coil, hard to tell tho.

This is from claptons crossroads guitar festival, he played it way better in live in denver.
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Re: How does vai get this tone?

Hehe haven't seen any Vai in ages

Aye Crevis summed it up pretty much, it's probably the 2nd pickup position, low volume. Half of the tone there is in his fingers though, those fast strumming parts he does always sound awesome.
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Re: How does vai get this tone?

That would be a tube amp (volume up) and just put the volume down at the guitar

Offcourse vai's hands wouldn't hurt either...
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Re: How does vai get this tone?

Weiner's blood red LACS 7 is so freaking sexy, damnit.
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Weiner's blood red LACS 7 is so freaking sexy, damnit.
He has very good taste in finishes, and good to see a quality burst nowadays.
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Re: How does vai get this tone?

ages and ages of playing his guitar... that is the key !!! and of course a good amp wouldnt hurt... nah just grab an amp that you like and voila!!
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Cheers for the post Marvel enjoyed that. Man they do have fun on stage, seen them twice and even got steve's pic. Woot !
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Re: How does vai get this tone?

in that vid you can actually see the selector switch is on the neck pickup, so he must have the volume rolled off loads judging by the tone and the lack of sustain when he does that G before everyone else comes back in
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He just rolls the volume down and is probably using the single coil, hard to tell tho.

This is from claptons crossroads guitar festival, he played it way better in live in denver.
Tony sounded horrible.

Regards

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Re: How does vai get this tone?

Tapping @ 6:36 = very nice note choices.
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Offcourse vai's hands wouldn't hurt either...
Hmmm how much do those go for on e bay?
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-08-2007, 09:29 PM
 
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Re: How does vai get this tone?

The root of his tone is the approach, the attack and dynamics which is in his fingers.

Plus his secrets to create the guitar & amp tone which he applies his fingers, mind & soul to.
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