I’ve posted about this a couple of times now – first when it was announced, and then when it was previewed at NAMM – but the Synergy Amps Steve Vai Signature module is now available and ready to drop into your online shopping cart and then slot into your Synergy gear. I’m super-excited about this because I trust Steve’s ears to develop great-sounding gear that works not just for him but for all of us mortals.

Press release is below. Oh and if you missed the news, I’m writing a book on Steve’s Passion And Warfare album, with cooperation from the man himself. More info here.


Synergy Amps proudly introduces the first ever signature module, designed with Steve Vai – without a doubt, one of the most iconic artist and guitar players in the guitar industry.

Over the past decades, Steve Vai has become synonymous with tone, technique, and all aspects of the electric guitar with tenacious, creative energy that explodes through his music, performances, and especially his signature gear designs.

When it came time for Steve to evaluate a new amplifier to endorse, he played them all and after months of consideration – he chose Synergy. The Synergy system allowed Steve to play an all tube system with the versatility of having pre-amps from Friedman, Soldano, Bogner, Diezel, ENGL, Morgan, Fryette, Metropoulos, etc.

“Why play one great amp, when with Synergy, I can play them all.”

Steve Vai Signature Preamp Module Features:

• Built in U.S.A.
• All-tube preamp module custom designed by Synergy and Steve Vai
• Two channels offer switching between clean and overdrive to distortion tones
• Channel Blue: Clean – Gain, Volume, 3-Band EQ, Fat and Bright Switches
• Channel Red: Overdrive – Gain, Volume, 3-Band EQ, Bright and Boost Switches
• 2 x 12AX7 preamp tubes ensure rich harmonic performance
• Easy to install and remove from Synergy preamp docks
• Dual/Single switch allows the module to be used with older Egnater and Randall
• Three-position cathode select switch allows you to configure the input tube bias
setting for optimum input gain and bass response