Steve Vai teams with Synergy for hugely versatile signature preamp module

(Image credit: Synergy Amps)

Steve Vai recently unveiled his new Ibanez PIA electric guitar, but he clearly was going to need an amp to plug that baby into. Enter the Synergy Steve Vai preamp, the company’s first signature module. 

The little green man is loaded with a pair of 12AX7 preamp tubes and sports Blue (clean) and Red (overdrive) channels, each with Volume, three-band EQ and Fat and Bright switches.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.