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    Big Foot Guitar

    Hey,

    Did anyone see that crazy Big Foot guitar that was at the NAMM Show last week? It was a giant foot. Looked cool, but I wonder how it handles? I saw a pic in the paper on Monday.

    Glad to be back!

    scottie

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    Why a foot, though?

    I think Ron Thal created a guitar (with Vigier) that resembled his own foot, but with a bumblebee pattern.
    When he depressed the whammy bar, the guitar would sprout wings (no joke!)

    Ron also created a swiss cheese guitar from an old Ibanez Roadstar.

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    Do you mean Bigfoot, as in Sasquatch or Yeti?

    A big furry, chewbacca type creature that walks in the woods?

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    Yeah it was like Sasquatch's foot. With the toes and fur, pretty crazy. But funny. I remember Vai having a swiss cheese guitar, but I think that was one that got stolen. I believe he also lost one of the flame guitars, and the Playboy guitar. Something like they were stolen off of the tour bus.

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    Yeah, plus his Jackson eyeball guitar!

    Ive been listening to the old Vai stuff (Zappa, Flexable, Alcatrazz) and he was so much more interesting back in those days.

    I really enjoy his playing in those days.

    Today it's so perfect & sterile.

    Back then it was very Zappa-esque & off the wall.

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    I'd have to agree. Vai's playing now is so over produced. Almost too perfect.
    He had some killer axes back in the old days. Great to talk to you Unchained!

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    Yeah, he really was an interesting player.

    The solo in 'Stevie's spanking' is just frantic!
    He trades off with a 15 year old Dweezil Zappa on that one.

    I loved his old pre-Jem axes, like the Charvel green meanie & the assorted Jacksons.
    He also had a root-beer stratocaster.

    Nice chattin' with ya, SH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unchainedguitars View Post
    Yeah, he really was an interesting player.

    The solo in 'Stevie's spanking' is just frantic!
    He trades off with a 15 year old Dweezil Zappa on that one.

    I loved his old pre-Jem axes, like the Charvel green meanie & the assorted Jacksons.
    He also had a root-beer stratocaster.

    Nice chattin' with ya, SH.
    yeah, the Green Meanie was his "Frankenstrat" and as I read, he used it up till the day that he ripped the Floyd Rose bridge out of the thing because of heavy use. I also remember a lot of his guitars getting stolen some time in the 80's, like the "Eyes" guitar and the Flame guitar... if you check out his website, he has about pictures and descriptions of about 100 guitars and a special section for "Evo" his main axe. very cool stuff.
    "December 16th, the Dude abides..."

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    I wanna make a guitar in the shape of a hand giving "the finger!"
    No foot for me!
    Ready, Eddie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by unchainedguitars View Post
    Yeah, plus his Jackson eyeball guitar!

    Ive been listening to the old Vai stuff (Zappa, Flexable, Alcatrazz) and he was so much more interesting back in those days.

    I really enjoy his playing in those days.

    Today it's so perfect & sterile.

    Back then it was very Zappa-esque & off the wall.
    Watch "Vai Live At The Astoria London" you'll change your mind. killer grooves, phenominal solos and Mr. Sheehan by his side doing it as well.
    "December 16th, the Dude abides..."

 

 

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