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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-13-2004, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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the red guitar steve vai played in the movie crossroads

do you know which pickups were used and if the guitar is alder or basswood?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-13-2004, 07:39 PM
 
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I believe they were Paf Pro's and I'm not sure of the wood type. I believe it was alder if I'm not mistaken.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-13-2004, 08:01 PM
 
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The guitar you see is not the guitar you hear... the part was most likely recorded with Steve's "Green Meanie" Basswood body and most likely PAF Pro pups. Others here are more of an authority on that tho...
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-14-2004, 02:12 AM
 
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yeah I meant the guitar he was using in the studio... cause the red guitar in the movie was a "prop"
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-14-2004, 02:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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I'm glad it's a basswood guitar(i have a rg 1570 and i would reallly like to have that lead tone)do you know what amp and what pedals were used?
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-14-2004, 07:16 AM
 
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If i'm not mistaken, the PAF Pro did not exist until after the JEM's production began.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-14-2004, 10:52 AM
 
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PAF Pro's came out in 1986.

Didn't the "Green Meanie" guitar have an X2N in the bridge?
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-15-2004, 11:15 AM
 
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"Vai's main squeeze is the remainder of a green Charvel Strat. This ax was originally built for Grover Jackson, who let Steve play it one day and hasn't seen it since. "Steve always has that ax within arm's reach; that guitar is Steve," says Elwood. The body is made up of basswood and is loaded with custom made DiMarzio pickups; two humbuckers and one single-coil in the middle position. Steve had the inside of the lower cutaway shaved away to just up to the edge of the pickguard to increase his reach on the neck (GW 1/87) "

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