Is EVH the only guitar player in history that ...

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  1. FuzzyAce

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    OK, we'll all just confirm your thought!
    EVH is the only one who has done it.

    Give Zakk Wylde some time.
     
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    Well, the EVH branded stuff has only been out for just over a decade. If I remember correctly, the EVH 5150 III came out in late 2007/early 2008 & the EVH Wolfgang in late 2008/early 2009. Has it been successful for it's first decade? I would like to think so since it's still around & one of the bigger non-standard lines in the Fender lineup. Due to it's very high gain potential, all incarnations of the 5150 are extremely popular in the death/black metal world. As far as the EVH Wolfgang as opposed to the Peavey Wolfgang & even the EBMM EVH, I don't see a ton of them being played, by either big bands or locals. IMO, they are overpriced for what they are. Plus, the EVH version doesn't offer nearly as many options in the color/top department as the Peavey used to. That's probably a factor as well.

    To end it, the pedals are great. Basically your standard MXR Flanger & Phase 90 with the tiny toggle to go straight into Ed mode. The 5150 Overdrive is the balls as well. Regarding the signature wah, it sounds just like an original Crybaby to me. I prefer the 535Q to any other wah. I know they also came out with a Chorus last year, which I have not tried.
     
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    His first Fender deal was the Charvel stripe line, right?
     
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    I would say Steve Vai has done a pretty good job of branding himself too.
     
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    I'm perplexed as to why there isn't an EVH Variac. :cool:
     
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    Not until Ibanez starts putting Vai on the headstock instead of Ibanez.
     
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  8. Alchemist XP

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    Satriani and Vai are the two closest that I could come up with ... but, neither one has their own brand.
     
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    True, but no reason to change a good thing I would imagine. I'm sure if Vai wanted it that way, considering how successful the run has been spanning decades, Ibanez would have done it.
     
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    I get that.
    However , Vai has been heavily branded via the Jem.
    Even though his name isn't printed on the headstock.

    Steve has never "jumped" to a different company. :)
     
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  11. Scary Uncle G.

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    Well, there IS that Les Paul fellow. I hear he's had some success with signature gear.
     
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    This whole thread is about the name being on the headstock
     
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    Yeah, the only way I think that would happen is if he jumped ship and made basically the same gear with another company.
     
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    Les Paul has signature basses! Any of these other noodlers have those?
     
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    I completely understand that.
    My point is , when one sees or plays a Jem ; do they think Ibanez or Steve Vai? :wave
     
  16. Alchemist XP

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  17. FuzzyAce

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    Or, make a line of guitars licensed by Ibanez called Vai. But again, no reason to do that considering the current relationship has made them both lots of money.
     
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  18. Scary Uncle G.

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    Yup. Les Paul and Gibson are so intertwined that there are some who think all Gibson makes is "Les Paul guitars".
     
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    It's gotta be one of the more successful signature guitars of all time for sure.
     
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    I’m not sure.

    They look like Korn guitars to me.
     

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