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 Post subject: Satriani Vs Vai
PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2003 2:21 am 
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Wich one do you prefer? And Why?<br>My favourite is VAI... I think he is absolutely better than Satriani as a composer. Tecnically they are both monsters but Vai's got something magic, he is less cold than Satriani, he is more Italian! Sorry for this last love-declaration to my country.<br><br>Ciao

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 Post subject: Re: Satriani Vs Vai
PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2003 2:44 am 
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he's got more hair

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 Post subject: Re: Satriani Vs Vai
PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2003 6:16 am 
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I don't know, it's a close call. I think I like Satriani's guitar more but Vai's Flex-able is a great album. I think that, in my opinion, it's a draw.

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 Post subject: Re: Satriani Vs Vai
PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2003 11:01 am 
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i'd give the edge to vai...beacause (imho) vai has more versatlilty, joe's sound is the same across many albums & song types (again imho)

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 Post subject: Re: Satriani Vs Vai
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i like both but as mr.canadian rightly points out vai has a certain extra dimension to his work  - i  dunno what it is exactly  but ill risk being called an old hippy ( which i aint ) - its spiritual. something like alien love kiss, for example sounds just like what i would expect  two aliens engaged in the act  to sound like - well to me anyway. <br><br>mungo

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 Post subject: Re: Satriani Vs Vai
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2003 8:10 am 
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Vai. <br><br>

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 Post subject: Re: Satriani Vs Vai
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2003 8:13 am 
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Joe's a technician.<br><br>Steve's a musician.<br><br><br>'Nuff said.

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 Post subject: Re: Satriani Vs Vai
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i'd also agree with the consensus<br><br>VAI<br><br>he is an open channel, his influence is spontaneous and divine..........<br><br>i mean come on, every album practically has a song, at least one, that is so amazingly feeling with an emotional solo, it's jaw dropping...............<br><br>i remember when i first heard 'for the love of god' for the first time, where he does this solo that is just incredible, the riff he pulls from the highest string down to the low seventh string on that ibanez, and then pulls it up the register again, is STUNNING !<br><br>i also saw the G3 tour, and Vai was superb, Satch and EJ were stale, compared to him   IMHO<br><br><br>spidey


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 Post subject: Re: Satriani Vs Vai
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2003 5:10 pm 
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I think Canadian and pretty much everyone else summed it up. <br><br>VAI <br><br>not even close.


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 Post subject: Re: Satriani Vs Vai
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2003 3:02 am 
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absolutely vai  8)

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 Post subject: Re: Satriani Vs Vai
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2003 3:21 am 
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I'd go for Vai too.<br>As someone stated he's more a MUSICIAN.<br>But I'd like to spend a few words about JS, first of all I wouldn't say that his gtr tone is any worse than Steve's! More, I think that his legato feel is unbeatable and the voice of his gtr is one of the best I ever heard. Joe has the sound in his fingers. <br>Said that, I agree that technically speacking and even concerning the musical coices Vai is on another planet.<br><br>PS- A friend of mine bought an Ibanez JS model years ago and said that it was really uncomfortable to play it if you are an alternate picking type, same guy tryed the JEM and said it was a great guitar. Another point for Mr. Vai

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 Post subject: Re: Satriani Vs Vai
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2003 4:58 pm 
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<br>  regardless,   VAI kicks SATRIANI in his ass.<br>    we all know why!


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 Post subject: Re: Satriani Vs Vai
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2003 6:25 pm 
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I do know why i pick vai- the guy is sly- bye :-/

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 Post subject: Re: Satriani Vs Vai
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2003 7:15 am 
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Vai all the way. <br><br>Satch DOES have a nasty tone that reeks of ibanez.  I was not dissapointed with Live in SanFran.  Satch is more "radio friendly".  I actialy heard mystical potatohead groove thang on the radio as a comercial for a pub.  <br><br>The Audience is Listening is the first thing I heard from Vai (the video) and it still amazes me!<br><br>Although I've never played a Jem, I did play a Satch-ish Ibanez and I loved how it played.  The tone however, sounded like I it had been filtered thru a Wah on full treble.

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 Post subject: Re: Satriani Vs Vai
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2003 7:28 am 
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Oh yeah, Vai has more pants.<br><br>Interview with Satch and Vai in Guitar FTPM.<br><br>Satch:"You should see the pants this guy has"  :P

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 Post subject: Re: Satriani Vs Vai
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<br>  vai does sport some unique pants ....<br><br>   they usually hurt my eyes.<br><br> i wonder if he can still fit in them...


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 Post subject: Re: Satriani Vs Vai
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I pick Steve also.  I think of Steve as a composer and think of Joe more as a guitar player.  <br><br>I've gotta say, tho, that some of Steve's newer stuff sounds more like Satch--less composition and more gymnastics.  I miss stuff like Salamanders in the Sun, Bledsoe Blvd., Chronic Insomnia, and the Attitude Song.  Many of his songs are now just a guitar riff with a little melody over it and a big solo; kinda like Joe (and Viv Woman, which I still love).  Apparently, he's got a big Japanese symphony thing now that I've gotta hear so I can prove these statements wrong!<br><br>With this said, I have no doubts that FZ's monicker of the "Little Italian Virtuoso" is still applicable.  Even on a Satrianai-esque tune, there is no doubt in my mind that he can make that guitar do anything he wants it to. Plus, he wrote me a letter and autographed a copy of Stucco Homes for me when I was a kid, so I love Steve.<br><br>Plus, I had a religious kinda experience like that detailed above when I saw Vai w/FZ in 1980 w/Vinnie and Arthur . . . I will NEVER forget that night.<br><br>OK, that's it:  I pick Steve!<br><br>VCF

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 Post subject: Re: Satriani Vs Vai
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2003 6:33 pm 
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Having seen them both live (G3 and solo) I would have to say I preferred Steve Vai. He's the showman out of the two and although Satch is one mean fuckin' guitarist he's never gonna win this argument on an FZ forum is he...??


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 Post subject: Re: Satriani Vs Vai
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2003 5:54 am 
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[quote author=Latex Solar Beef link=board=rant;num=1047903712;start=0#9 date=03/18/03 at 10:13:46]Joe's a technician.<br><br>Steve's a musician.<br><br><br>'Nuff said.[/quote]<br><br>Agreed. Well-put.

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