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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-13-2008, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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What's the green rubber thing on Vai's neck pickup?

I was watching the ZPZ dvd, and I was wondering: What's the green rubber thing on Vai's Jem neck pickup? It covers about 1/4 of both pickup coils on the treble side... weird. Anyone know?
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Re: What's the green rubber thing on Vai's neck pickup?

Go here to get all your Evo info. Click on Evo.

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The reason why the tape is on the pickup is because sometimes Steve hits the strings so hard the high E string would have a tendency to get stuck under the pick up. Hey, a little spit and glue can go a long way. The word “KONX” is an ancient alchemist mantra word that is believed to have originated with Aleister Crowley. It’s meant to be used in various incantations that are supposed to invoke disembodied entities from the abyss to materialize into the physical.

Please don’t try that at home...
So the green rubber thing does the same thing as the "konx" tape?
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I am pretty sure it is just green tape.
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Re: What's the green rubber thing on Vai's neck pickup?

...and it's lemon-lime flavour for when he licks it.
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Re: What's the green rubber thing on Vai's neck pickup?

I thought it was just a chunk of snot. Live and learn eh?

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Re: What's the green rubber thing on Vai's neck pickup?

You should all know in this day and age ya gotta use rubber things for protection
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You should all know in this day and age ya gotta use rubber things for protection
Since Vai started using pickup condoms, we ain't seeing those silly Jem Juniors anymore.
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Pick up condoms............
Hmmmmmmmmmmm........

Ribbed for her pleasure, ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!

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...and it's lemon-lime flavour for when he licks it.
Which in turn triggers a gigantic fan just off-stage.

Alternately, it signals the mothership from Steve's home planet.
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...and it's lemon-lime flavour for when he licks it.
LOL! Nice.
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