Silence is Violence
- Jan 14, 2009
- Reaction score
- Melbourne, Australia
I‘d be curious to know how many Vai has snapped over the years doing that same thing. Doesn’t seem to hold him back, though!
Probably a fair bit, but considering he changes the whole Edge bridge on his EVO every 6 months (!) I can't imagine the bar being a problem.
On the topic of unison bends, I remember Satch mentioning that he has to practice compound bending by bending both strings to pitch. It takes a lot of work and ear training to get it right with a floyd, especially with the extra tension you have to fight against.
Towards the end you can hear Rob getting a few imperfect bends (then flutters it). But in this case it works since the bends are so primal and full of emotion, as well as sounding cooler with heavy fluttering.