Am i the only one who likes to play and experiment with his volume/tone knob on his guitar (really important thing)? The tone is MY tone, not a Vai-ish tone. Maybe it could sounds like him because the song recalls Steve´s tone but its not the same. I use a Mesa Boogie triaxis ver.2 for distortion (most the time) and he uses a Boss DS-1 i think. Try with some "creamy" dist to sound like Vai, with a lot of treble (carefull to not sound like the fly efect...noizy!) and mids for sustain. A good compressor and learn the legato technique as him. I mean, like him because his style is very particular. I dont think no one on earth could sound like him. Maybe closer but not like him. Its like he were talking on legatos.... sorry for the long talk, and thanks for your comments:thumbup:keihan said:Verga, how do you get that wet sound like Vai. He uses that sound heavily in Blood & Tears, but haven't been able to grasp it. It sounds like the wah pedal is partially active. Is there another effect used as well?
Awesome work BTW, as always. :woot:
Hehehehee, you wouldnt beliebe man.... the clean part was recorded with a digitech GNX unity that i just got as a 2nd place prize on a shity jazz contest. Its NOT a clean sound at all. Its an acoustic simulator with a bit of gain on an Ibanez RG550 single coil pickup Haerd to beliebe uh? Digitech is nasty on some things but is superb in other efects :icon_peac Im not a triaxis lover that much Doc. I bought it because i was obsessed with Dream Theater and particullary with Petrucci dist sound. I think the same about the clean patch there too. Thanks for your comments man, you know you are the man.DrCode said:What were you using for your clean sound, was that the TriAxis too?
The same for you man. That was killer! This looks like is going to be a hard battle:rock: Rock on!GuitarsAndTacos said:hey verga that was really good... i like the playing and tone in your take on Boston Rain Melody... Great technique!!!! :bowdown: