Re: Steve Vai Tone?
DareIbanez back on page 7 is so right.
We all know that Steve Vai does actually have magical fingers which shoot out magical fairy guitar dust when he plays, but hey thats just his awesome technique, the whole circular motion vibrato thing, all that. Although the Administrator of this website just posted a few posts back that Tone IS in the fingers, I still strongly disagree. If I pick up Vai's Evo Jem all ready and plugged into his rig and gear, and play that classic opening riff from For the Love of God; I am going to sound 90% like Vai. Hell, while I'm at it I'll use the exact same pick and strap that he uses, hey, why don't I dress up like Vai while I'm at it? Will I sound even more like Vai then?
To all the people saying tone is in the fingers, here's a theory:
Go find Mr. Vai, chop off his index finger (preferably without him noticing), then try fretting a note on your JEM. Do you sound like Steve Vai now? Oh darn it, all that trouble and you don't, do you?