November 2018

Steve Vai

ARTICLES

Zappa Family Trust Announces Frank Zappa Hologram Tour

November 7, 2018
“The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa” will include longtime and legendary Zappa players Ray White, Mike Keneally, Scott Thunes, Robert Martin and Ed Mann with Joe “Vaultmeister” Travers.
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Watch Steve Vai's Otherworldly Video for "Dark Matter"

October 23, 2018
The video was shot entirely on green screen utilizing a full Blackmagic Design pipeline.
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Carvin VLD1 Legacy Drive Review

August 30, 2017
Steve Vai’s fly-in solution is a formidable preamp for backline and recording situations.
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First Look: Carvin Legacy Drive VLD1

April 10, 2017
PG's John Bohlinger enjoys his first dance with Steve Vai's new signature preamp pedal.
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Steve Vai and Carvin Audio Announce the Legacy Drive VLD1

February 13, 2017
The pedal uses real 12AX7 tubes, utilizing the full Legacy preamp circuit.
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Ibanez Celebrates the JEM with 30th Anniversary Model

January 19, 2017
The limited-edition JEM777 model is available in three eye-catching colors.
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PG Exclusive! Devin Townsend Interviews Steve Vai

October 10, 2016
More than two decades after Townsend’s big break as a teenager singing for guitar “Svengali” Vai, the pair convenes to discuss the recent project that brought them full circle.
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Ibanez Introduces New Steve Vai Signature Model

September 13, 2016
The latest edition features a rosewood top with a distinctive wood pickguard.
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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
PG gets 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 Valley Arts T-style, and Vai's unreal guitar collection.
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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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