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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-22-2009, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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steve vai using 555 neck ! :O

Hey Everybody,
I picked up steve vais ' infinite anthology' cd and on the back of the cd where it has the song list , the background pic is steve playing a jem with a 555 neck if im not mistaken .
Others who have the cd , could you back me up here?
Just letting you know about my observation :P
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Re: steve vai using 555 neck ! :O

Yes, Steve's guitars have had many necks, including the 555.
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i think it was because at one point he wanted a rosewood fretboard and he was using ebony or something and the only rosewood jem necks he had were from 555's so he used that one.
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Re: steve vai using 555 neck ! :O

He was waiting for his 7v neck in rosewood to arrive during that time so he uses the 555.
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ohh thanks
was curious
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He was waiting for his 7v neck in rosewood to arrive during that time so he uses the 555.
Not at all, he simply preferred the feeling of that neck (which was on FLo at the time).
That neck was used for quite a while (few years).

He has another Jem with a 555 neck.

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He has another Jem with a 555 neck.

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"POGO" If I remember correctly, because I have a poster of Vai with POGO and am pretty sure it's a 555 neck
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http://www.vai.com/sights_sounds.html
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"POGO" If I remember correctly, because I have a poster of Vai with POGO and am pretty sure it's a 555 neck
Could be, a lot of neck switches have happend. Pogo had a normal neck when it was given away to Roger Bell though.

G had a 555 neck and I believe that one got renamed a few times to POX and now Roxy and was a throw-around axe for in the Mothership studio, you can see it here, 3rd and 4th pic.. the black one is a complete 555.

http://www.mothershipstudio.com/studio/index.html

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Actually it wasn't "POGO" on my poster but "POX", which is also illustrated here :

http://www.jemsite.com/jem/model/vai_jem.htm

Anyhow he seeems to have fiddled quite a bit with the 555 necks at some point.
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i take it that the 555 necks he used on some of his guitars were custom necks by ibanez because they have the dot inlay at the 24th fret, not "steve vai"?
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No, just ordinary 555 necks, although he had the 'Steve Vai' inlay removed and replaced by a piece of rosewood & two dots, if you look carefully, you'll see that on most pics of FLo, that part is slightly lighter colored wood.
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No, just ordinary 555 necks,
Last year, when I still had my JEM555BK (sold to fund an UV7BK) I used to love the feel of the neck.
With proper setup, the guitar played very very good, indeed.
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