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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-23-2009, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Jems & Universe & colours

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As a new member here and an individual who has never owned a jem or universe, but a fan of Vai since the Alcatrazz days, I was wondering why there are no coloured jems/universes anymore? Just white or black... Is Vai less flashy these days, or what? The Jemini stomp box is colourful and swirly... But the guitars? Quite boring... I would really, really like to see some colours and patterns again. Maybe I would even consider buying one of these guitars then...

Anyone sharing my opinion?
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Welcome, and to answer your question, possibly the entire forum.
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Haha... I thought so...
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-23-2009, 08:31 PM
 
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Its 2009 his getting old and toneing it down and as we have seen with the new jem, Ibanez runs the show these days and black is what sells white is what he uses. The hole forum wants colour but its not going to happen in the foreseeable future.
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I once watched an interview about his reasonings for flashy guitars and one of them was to stand out on stage when he played huge arenas, and wanted the audience in the back rows to be able to spot him.

Now that Vai is the main star of his shows, its not really an issue for him anymore is my guess...
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Keep your chins up gents.
They just re-issued the original colored 550's, so maybe there is hope.

Until then, enjoy the quest to find an original swirl of your own like the rest of us.

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Big difference between a production model and the 550 I think, I cant see them reissuing a JEM unless its a anniversary or Steve wants it to happen.
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I'm guessing its because he has matured... People's likes change with age.
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cant ever seeing steve vai playing another neon coloured guitar again,that was a 1980s thing.times change,although i wouldnt totaly right off a new swirl guitar,suppose that might have possibilities.its a shame cos these were the best jems in my book.cant beat those old 777s
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He played the triple neck heart guitar in the Fire Garden concerts. Don't see why he wouldn't play a neon cause it's an 80's thing.

I reckon he just knows and loves EVO. It's like home. Which is why he probably won't play an old neon jem any time soon.
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In terms of age evo is about 60 years old shes got another couple of years left but were getting the funeral organized. Who knows what will happen when she goes.
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You tell me which Vai fan would be upset if you went to one of his concerts and he came out on stage with an LNG....

Vai needs to get back to his roots and ditch the White and Gold rubbish...
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In terms of age evo is about 60 years old shes got another couple of years left but were getting the funeral organized. Who knows what will happen when she goes.
I don't know about that. They had that crack in the body repaired. I think it will be his main guitar for a while still.
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People live to 100 these days :P
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