Happy 2001!

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Attention rock guitarists! Tonos, Ibanez and Steve Vai are looking for you to show us what you’ve got. Visit the Tonos/Ibanez Guitar Challenge page at Tonos.com and find out how you can get noticed, win an Ibanez guitar, and get a 1-on-1 mentoring session with Steve Vai! Full contest rules are provided and your entry must be received (in mp3 format) by January 25, 2001, so get going to Tonos and maybe we’ll all be hearing from you soon.


In other news, say hi to Morley’s newest offspring, the Little Alligator volume pedal – Morley will launch it at NAMM this month and we have 3 amazing packages of fun from Morley to give away soon! One will be given away on this site, another through Greasy Kid’s Stuff (the printed Vai fanzine), and the third will be given away through the official Vai e-mail newsletter! Details coming in these next few days…







Steve Vai and Morley have done it again! First, they teamed up to make the world’s #1 switchless wah pedal, the Bad Horsie. Now they’re doing for volume what they did for wah by introducing the Little Alligator Volume Pedal! Designed to be rugged and meet Steve’s demanding specifications, the Little Alligator is housed in a heavy-duty metal chassis. The Little Alligator is equipped with Morley’s studio-silent Electro-Optical circuitry to ensure noise free, dependable operation. The consistently smooth audio taper is set to Steve’s painstaking specifications. Minimum Volume knob allows smooth transition between rhythm and lead volumes. Equipped with easy access battery compartment, gator green LED indicator and Morley’s standard two-year warranty. Turn it up! Suggested Retail Price is $139. Scheduled for release January 2001. Visit www.morleypedals.com for more details.


Want one for free?

Stay tuned for an announcement soon. I’ve got three very cool packages from Morley, including the Little Alligator volume pedal, the Bad Horsie wah pedal, a Steve Vai CD called “Bad Squad” that’s a super-rare Morley-exclusive promotional CD (with music available nowhere else), and other Morley fun to give away. Details soon!





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