Thomann's Guitar Tech Tips series offers a valuable insight into what makes an acoustic and electric guitar (opens in new tab) play well. Hosted by Kris Barosci, it also allows us to see exactly how great players like to have their guitars set up. We've already heard from John Petrucci's tech Maddi Schieferstein and now it's the turn of Thomas Nordegg – Steve Vai (opens in new tab)'s longtime wingman on tour.
Nordegg reveals how Vai's Ibanez signature guitars are se tup – including some excellent advice for anyone who uses a locking tremolo system. The tech has worked with Yngwie Malmsteen (opens in new tab), Frank Zappa (opens in new tab) and Dweezil Zappa too so he has some great stories to share.