Steve Vai – 1999



A detailed gear diagram of Steve Vai's stage setup that traces the signal flow of the equipment in his 1999 guitar rig.

Artist/Tech Quote:

"The Boss DS-1 has always been one of the key elements of my overall sound. It's a very responsive box and reacts well to my playing." - Steve Vai

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GuitarGeek Notes:

Steve was interviewed via telephone from his home in sunny California.

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