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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-28-2013, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Vai Push-Pull Pot

Does anyone know what kind of push-pull pot's Steve Vai is using in his guitars? More importantly, how do you think he has them set up?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-28-2013, 04:11 PM
 
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Re: Vai Push-Pull Pot

He has a push-pull in his guitars?
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-28-2013, 04:18 PM
 
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Re: Vai Push-Pull Pot

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He has a push-pull in his guitars?
This was my question hahaha.
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Re: Vai Push-Pull Pot

Vai's guitar tech Thomas shows it in this video. It's on real EVO and fake EVO. Thomas says something about it being a filter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py9lA0xnF4k
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Re: Vai Push-Pull Pot

News to me! Cool! If he calls it a filter, its very likely its just a high pass filter, same as the js series guitars. Knowing him, its most likely a dimarzio push pull, although any push pull will work. Ill find you a wire diagram later, its not difficult.

Anyone know when he installed this. Has to be quasi recent.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-25-2013, 03:30 AM
 
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Re: Vai Push-Pull Pot

On "flo" he uses a sustainer. It's controlled be a push/pull option or toggles it's the consumers option. Though his main (main) axe is EVO. He is also starting to use custom neck from some Scandinavian company,(?Finland?)
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-25-2013, 03:33 AM
 
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Re: Vai Push-Pull Pot

So,duh, either Scandinavia,Finland or Norway.....?
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-25-2013, 03:45 AM
 
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Re: Vai Push-Pull Pot

I've one item shy of my DIY JEM. It's built like a Floral Pattern JEM except I used an aqua & blue paisley pattern . I must say it looks AWESOME . GRAVITY STORMS in the bridge & neck a and the same single in the middle as his top of the line guitars.
However,I am having extreme difficulty in finding the correct potentiometers. I already have custom abalone "knarled" volume& tone knobs. Does anyone know this final piece of the JEM puzzle?
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