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Zephyr
post Oct 1 2007, 09:32 AM
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Any tips for nailing that amazing tone in For the Love of God by Steve Vai? I know that it would help immensely if I had a Jem, but that's not going to happen for a long time, I think... sad.gif
Anyways, as your can see in my signature, I have a Schecter C-1 Classic with stock pickups, which are Seymour Duncans, the SH-4 and the SH-2n, and a Boss GT-8... Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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post Oct 1 2007, 08:14 PM
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Hi there!
Im not a Steve Vai expert, but id say the fabulous Jem is only part of the equasion when it comes to his tone. (please guys correct me if im wrong). I know Steve uses an assortment of pedals, Distorion, Overdrive and countless others. He probably also uses a state of the art effects processor too! and some fabulous amps.

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post Oct 1 2007, 08:44 PM
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post Oct 1 2007, 09:28 PM
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Hi Zephyr,
as you have a GT8 have a look at this forum . There's probably a patch on there somewhere (might have to do a search for it and info on how to download it to your GT8.

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post Oct 1 2007, 10:51 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Oct 1 2007, 08:44 PM) *
Let us not forget that a huge part of tone comes from the cleanness of playing as well -


Of course biggrin.gif


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post Oct 1 2007, 11:05 PM
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I think he uses Treadplate sound with more compressor on it than gain, and a bit delay/reverb effect.. i came very close to his sound with my POD2


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post Oct 2 2007, 07:28 AM
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Don't forget the Carvin amps that he uses !!


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post Oct 2 2007, 07:36 AM
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QUOTE (Understudy @ Oct 2 2007, 08:28 AM) *
Don't forget the Carvin amps that he uses !!


I think he didn't play Carvin at that time tho,maybe I'm wrong.
You probably need same gear as he had in studio but his hands and mind too.
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There's not so much drive/gain,lot of sustain,bit of reverb and delay...
You need humbucker for that as well.


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On Saturday night, seemed like he was playing through a tweed fender of some sort ...


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post Oct 2 2007, 08:46 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Oct 2 2007, 09:43 PM) *
On Saturday night, seemed like he was playing through a tweed fender of some sort ...


That's Steve,his path is unknown wink.gif


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I managed to get a sound pretty close to for the love of god with my PODxt, thanks to Andrew and Marcus for helping me around the thing tongue.gif.
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