Vai Updates His Gear...

In one of his regular personal updates to his homesite, guitar deity Steve Vai has let slip a couple of details regarding upgrades to his gear plus some details on a new live DVD coming in Spring 2009.

“A few other things in the works are a new Legacy II amp.” He says. “Just did the photo shoot today. I don't want to blow any of the surprises so I'll make sure when it's announced you'll know about it.

“And yup, a new Jem. This is different than all the other Jems in that it´s a h--- t---
“ (we reckon this means it´ll be a hard tail...) . Now you don't want me to give it up, do you?

“Both of these exquisite little dynamos will be announced and shown at NAMM. I will be there on the 16th and 17th at the Carvin and Ibanez booths. Not sure which one on which day though.”

Looks like 2009 will be yet another good year for Mr Vai and, as soon as we get the chance, we´ll be chatting to him about all sorts of things...

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Simon Bradley is a guitar and especially rock guitar expert who worked for Total Guitar magazine and has in the past contributed to world-leading music and guitar titles like MusicRadar (obviously), Guitarist, Guitar World and Louder. What he doesn't know about Brian May's playing and, especially, the Red Special, isn't worth knowing.