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Steve Vai

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Gallery: Generation Axe Tour 2016

July 14, 2016
Take an in-depth look at the shred-tastic gear used by Vai, Malmsteen, Bettencourt, Wylde, and Abasi.
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Joe Satriani Announces the 2016 G4 Experience

April 13, 2016
Once again, Satriani attracted some of the instrument’s foremost talents as instructors, including Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Alex Skolnick, Mike Keneally, and more.
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10 Things We Learned from Steve Vai

October 1, 2015
The shred guru waxes poetic on his infamous 10-hour workout, improvisation, and Bette Midler’s bees.
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Top 5 Studio Rig Rundowns

January 21, 2015
Witness the gear of these studs as we go into their recording spaces and get personal with Larry Carlton's famous ES-335, Brendan Benson's closet full of stomps and amps, Russian Circles' Custom Shop First Act axes, Brent Mason's coveted Valley Arts T-style, and Vai's unreal collection of guitars at his Harmony Hut.
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Titans of Tremolo

October 4, 2013
A tribute to the visionaries of vibrato—from the brilliant minds that concocted its mechanics to the players who hooked us on its intoxicating effects.
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TC Electronic Releases Steve Vai Toneprint

June 11, 2013
Steve Vai and TC Electronic have teamed up for a new Toneprint, Ocean Machine.
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GALLERY: Hard Rock Collection’s Iconic Axes, Part 2

April 3, 2013
Pieces of rock history owned by Jimi Hendrix, John Entwistle, Dave Mustaine, Ted Nugent, Steve Vai, Scotty Moore, and more.
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1986: EVH on “5150” vs. Vai on “Eat ‘Em And Smile”

January 10, 2013
How Van Halen''s split broadened the musical landscape of the mid-''80s.
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Interview: Steve Vai - The Gospel According to Steve

August 10, 2012
The revered prophet of the 6- and 7-string parts the shroud to reveal the mysteries of his tones, compositions, and gear on "The Story of Light."
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Rig Rundown - Steve Vai

August 8, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location at Steve Vai's Harmony Hut studio in Los Angeles. In this video, Steve shows you which of his signature Ibanez guitars he's taking out on tour and which made an appearance on his latest album, how he uses his signature Carvin Legacy Amps, and why the Axe-FX II has replaced most effects in his rig.
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GALLERY: Inside Steve Vai's Harmony Hut Studio

August 7, 2012
See the guitars, amps, effects, and recording gear in Steve Vai''s home studio. Photos by Lindsey Best.
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Carvin VL300 Legacy 3 Amp Review

June 8, 2012
Steve Vai and Carvin''s latest collaboration.
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NAMM '12 - Ibanez 25th Anniversary RG, S, and Steve Vai JEM/EVO, M8M Meshuggah 8-String

February 1, 2012
PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Ibanez booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their newest guitar products -- 25th Anniversary RG & S Models, 25th Anniversary Steve Vai JEM/EVO, M8M Meshuggah 8-String, and RG 8-String models.
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NAMM '12 - Carvin Allan Holdsworth Signature HH2 & Steve Vai Legacy 3 Amp Demos

January 23, 2012
PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Carvin booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of the Allan Holdsworth Signature HH2 & Steve Vai Legacy III amp.
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Ibanez JEM7V

September 18, 2009
Ever since it was designed and built in 1987, Steve Vai’s signature Ibanez has been one of the most instantly recognizable guitars in rock. Numerous visual features make this one
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Steve Vai: The Man Behind the Icon

September 18, 2009
Steve Vai talks about guitars, his new concert DVD (Where the Wild Things Are), and the exact right way to use a fan onstage.
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