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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-30-2002, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Vai´s EVO : same than the usual Ibanez 7VWH

Except for the neck changing, do you guys believe Vai´s EVO is the SAME guitar than the Ibanez Jem 7VWH ?

If it really is, why the hell Vai asked his techs to test a lot of different necks on his Evo instead of buying another one ?


And someone said Vai´s Evo has gold wires to conduct better, and the alder comes from Fender,...

do you guys know anything about these rumours ?
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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-30-2002, 11:17 PM
 
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Changes have been made.
the guitar has broken several times....the neck is different, the wires may be different, whatever.
If you ask steve, my bet is that he'll tell you in its original form, it was a jem 7vwh.
And even if evo has changed, steve has about 652,667,554 stock ibanez jems.
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post #3 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-30-2002, 11:30 PM
 
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I think it was a prototype.
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post #4 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-01-2002, 12:46 AM
 
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It was built in the custom shop

EVO was built by Mace Baily who used to be with Hoshino USA.
The guitar was a custom built prototype; but it is essentially the same thing you get from a production model. The subtle differences are probably so small that most people would not even notice.
I seen Vai at a guitar clinic were he played through a stock JEM 555 that they gave away at the end of the clinic and it still sounded exactly like VAI.
So it really has more to do with the player then the guitar. When I was a teenager I used to think that the big name players had special guitars that were like secret weapons and because of these guitars they could play better then us normal people LOL But that's just not so one time I got to noodle around on one of Joe Satriani's guitars and it felt no different then the one I had at home other then his action was a little lower then mine. From that day forward I was convinced it is mostly the player that makes the difference not so much the guitar.
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post #5 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-02-2002, 02:38 PM
 
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the only real difference is that evo has an entirely different neck, with a much more wizzard-like feel to it. Cant remember where I read that one tho. I think thats the only thing different from a stock 7VWH. Steve!!?! fill us in here!;D
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post #6 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-06-2002, 10:10 PM
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You guys might find this puts the debate to rest:

The new "All About Evo" Gallery on Vai.com - with comments from Steve.

http://www.vai.com/updates/index.html

- MM
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post #7 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-06-2002, 11:30 PM
 
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that is fu**ing cool
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post #8 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-07-2002, 03:37 AM
 
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damn, it sad to see evo's in such a bad shape...
An amazing update tho, i think im gonna fit my jem with that fabric in the back
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post #9 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-07-2002, 05:44 AM
 
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I used some tissue paper and put that under the springs. Works like a treat. No sounds from the springs...

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post #10 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-07-2002, 06:35 AM
 
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VERY NICE UPDATE!!!!
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post #11 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-07-2002, 07:51 AM
 
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Finally, the explanation of konx.
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post #12 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-07-2002, 08:17 AM
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Thanks Mike.

Man I want you to know that we really apreciate what you and Anthony are doing here (telling us things) and on Vai.com
Good job guys.
Keep it up and keep us happy.
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I always thought that tremsetters were attached to the spring-claw...
Can someone explain me how those tremsetters in the pics are attached?
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post #14 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-07-2002, 06:26 PM
 
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well, if Steve made his crew go digging in the garbage for that neck pickup, you'd figure it might be at least a bit different from the stock Evolution
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Moonchild Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2002 12:18 am Post subject:

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I always thought that tremsetters were attached to the spring-claw...
Can someone explain me how those tremsetters in the pics are attached?
Check this out
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