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Adrian, Janick and Dave's guitars over the years

Discussion in 'Maiden Chat' started by matic22, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    It seems like the red strat is a Lado and it was a backup to the 64 Kahler strat. The white japanese Squier with a kahler was used on most shows for Iron Maiden. The blue Lado was used also for Iron Maiden on some shows. And that's all that I know. Also the first page is probably from 1988 and the other two are from 1985 (H didn't have the MIDI Laser until 1988 AFAIK). The picture of H and his guitars (second photo bottom left) is also from a different (European) part of WST (no Goldtop, no Floyd on the black Lado), while the other photos were made later. Also love how the Goldtop hasn't changed a bit from then until today (apart from the pickguard being on and off and a few battle scars).

    P. S. Are there any Japanese people here who can translate this?
     
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  2. IWishIHadAdriansDT300

    IWishIHadAdriansDT300 Clive Burr's right foot

    On the subject of the Goldtop...
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  3. IWishIHadAdriansDT300

    IWishIHadAdriansDT300 Clive Burr's right foot

    Also at a different angle, the red Strat is indeed a Fender with 3 humbuckers
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  4. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    Well there is one thing clear. It's not a Fender (no jack-plate). I'll try to find something about that. Can you post a close up of the Floyded Black Lado please?
     
  5. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    Scrap that. If it has 22 frets it's a '85 Japanese Fender Contemprary stratocaster with changed electronics.
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  6. IWishIHadAdriansDT300

    IWishIHadAdriansDT300 Clive Burr's right foot

    Looks like a cream Super Distortion in the bridge instead of the Lado Hawk pickups, though judging by what little Japanese I can understand it might be a PAF
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  7. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    It's probably Super Distortion (no screw pole pieces). At first sight I thought it was a Paf Pro, but it was introduced in 86. Interesting that they opted to leave the Rockinger nut and not replace it with a Floyd one. The only thing I can understend is tat it is a Floyd Rose 5.
     
  8. AlexS

    AlexS Invader

    That Japanese magazine shows what must be Dave's "Heritage Series" Les Paul that was in the gear listing in the Live After Death booklet. That was Gibson's 1980-81 attempt to re-create the '58-59 Bursts as closely as possible, and from what I've read they did a pretty good job. The pickups were designed by Tim Shaw to be very close to original PAFs; I used to have an Epiphone Spirit with those pickups in it and they sounded fantastic. Never seen a photo of Dave using it on stage, but it apparently traveled with them on the '84-85 tour, and maybe others.
     

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  9. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    The pickups in that LP are DiMarzios.
     
  10. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    I really hope that Fender issues a Signature Murray model of the Vintage White strat. I prefer maple necks and 22 frets... I think it would be a cool option (for those who don't like sunburst finishes, prefer maple necks or need 22 frets).

    Should I write to Fender? Naaah, they wouldn't do it.
     
  11. IWishIHadAdriansDT300

    IWishIHadAdriansDT300 Clive Burr's right foot

    So..... They using the same gear as last year? (Hopefully they do a live album)
     
  12. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    A reminder to all: use spoiler tags when discussing the setlist and details of the stage show anywhere outside of the 'spoilers allowed' thread.
     
  13. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    See the spoilers thread.
     
  14. Guitarnerd666

    Guitarnerd666 Prowler

    Hi all, new member. Brilliant forum, I've spent the last hour going through this thread with great interest! I went to see the band in Sheffield UK last night (10 May 2017) and Adrian Smith used his black Gibson Les Paul Custom on a couple of songs.

    Any info on this 3 pickup Gibson SG that Dave Murray is playing? Looks like the photo was taken sometime in the early 1980's.
     

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  15. TheTalisman

    TheTalisman F├ągel

    It's in the booklet of the Killers 1998 remaster CD, so propably it's from that tour. I wonder if the used it on the album too?
     
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  16. AlexS

    AlexS Invader

    The block inlays peg it as a Custom, which came with 3 pickups; but I don't know SGs well enough to pinpoint when it might have been made. The small pickguard like the one in the picture was used in the 60s and 70s, but some of the late 60s-early 70s SG Customs had the larger pickguard.
     
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  17. Guitarnerd666

    Guitarnerd666 Prowler


    Thanks! I was thinking that it might be a 70s Custom, as the neck pickup is right up against the neck - no small pickguard between pickup and neck.
     
  18. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    I indeed think it's a custom. Angus Young's Back In Black tour SG (now repainted black whith middle pickup removed) is probably twin guitar to that one. Considering that the picture can be from before '79, it could have been sold to make money for the purchase of the Kossoff strat (which Dave got around that time). The DiMarzio .X2N's were also introduced in '79 so that could be the year when this picture was taken
     
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  19. Welsh Phantom

    Welsh Phantom Educated Fool

    This pic is on the back of the original vinyl release of Killers, so it was taken 1981 or earlier. ;)

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  20. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Probably 1980 (can't imagine they used seventies footage around this time). Maiden did not play gigs in 1981 prior to Killers.
    I thought it could be from the Live at the Rainbow vid but some people wear different clothes there. @Robert E (Robert Ellis) made the photo and he is a member of this forum. He probably knows the exact date.
     

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