sweetastic! thanks for the listen axe2grind. the portion you mentioned, the tapping, i've actually done it a thousand times better (more notes tapped, greater range of sound...etc) in more recent attempts but all of those were just jams without the recorder on
haha. thanks for the listen man. JS and Vai are top notch musicians...thats for sure. and that makes for some fun learning and playing!
(i use the side of the pick mainly because i suck at using my picking hand's fingers for tapping...gotta work on that!)