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Adrian, Janick and Dave's guitars over the years

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

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. AlexS

    AlexS Trooper

    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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  4. 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.
  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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.
  8. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    That would help greatly...
  9. mihai

    mihai Prowler

    Could you please tell us in which show did H use the Rosso Corsa LP ? I smashed my head looking for this...

    Many thx.
  10. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    All the shows until the LA 2nd night on FOTD and IM.
  11. mihai

    mihai Prowler

    Much appreciated, @matic22 !

    As regards the white guitar, I suppose that it is not Adrian's, but borrowed from Vivian Campbell - he may be seen playing it at the beggining of the video...
  12. eaeolian

    eaeolian Prowler

    I know this is like insane thread resurrection, but we opened for Bruce on this tour, and H also had the Somewhere On Tour/Seventh Tour white HSH Jackson Dinky and a white Jackson RR1 with black bevels.
  13. IWishIHadAdriansDT300

    IWishIHadAdriansDT300 Clive Burr's right foot

    Looks like Dave's Kossof Strat did have some sort of locking trem on it at some point, as evidenced in this video

    I've seen photos on bootleg covers where you can see some sort of locking nut on it and never quite figured it out. Maybe an identical one to the Kossof strat?
  14. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    Search for my post a few pages ago (or in TBOS 2017 thread, I can't remember where I posted about this...).
  15. mihai

    mihai Prowler

    Does anybody know since when has been Adrian using his black LP Custom? Initially, I was under the impression that the guitar appeared sometimes around 2000, however I have recently discovered some old videos of '83 (Flight of Icarus and TNOTB ) where Adrian was playing this beauty (or a similar one).
  16. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    That was loaned gear. I think the current Custom first appeared on the BNW tour as a replacement for the goldtop, which was at that point retired from the road. It was played/on the road until the Early Days tour, when it was replaced by a 72 SG. It re-appeard on ME tour, but this time without the pickguard.
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  17. IWishIHadAdriansDT300

    IWishIHadAdriansDT300 Clive Burr's right foot

  18. IWishIHadAdriansDT300

    IWishIHadAdriansDT300 Clive Burr's right foot

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