Adrian, Janick and Dave's guitars and Steve's basses

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

  1. Zare

    Zare sorry Zed

    My point is they didn't have them installed, they had them mounted on. Look at that Jackson and routing and control hell in woodwork.
     
  2. Edington

    Edington More Than Two Problems

    I'm still baffled by the selector switch placement. Doesn't seem that awkward, but it really shows how much they must've carved out.
     
  3. Zare

    Zare sorry Zed

    ^ I would presume :

    Three low pots are volume control for each of the 3 magnetic pickups
    The upper pots are speed, max. velocity and a third MIDI transcription parameter.
    The little switch is divided pickup (MIDI pickup) on and off.
    The side pot is the MIDI volume
    The side switch is usual 5 way for three normal (magnetic) pickups
     
  4. matic22

    matic22 Ancient Mariner

    The bottom controlls are all for MIDI and are probably directly from GR 707. I think Jackson gutted a Roland and installed the synth into that guitar.
     
  5. Zare

    Zare sorry Zed

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    Well the bottom controls aren't MIDI they are for normal pups on 707. And the upper controls which I would presume are MIDI are labeld like they directly control the synthesis, and not the translation. Very weird control for modern standards...

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  6. We've discussed this before. They simply took the G-707 electronics & transferred them into Adrian's Jackson for the purposes of touring. He used the controller in the studio as pictures from SiT recording show.
     
  7. matic22

    matic22 Ancient Mariner

    It's very possible that H wanted a master volume, so they placed it behind the bridge. From what I've seen from bootlegs, he is using that pot as a volume control.
     
  8. mihai

    mihai The Prisoner



    I'm not sure if that is necessarily a volume control. This video (around 0:28) seems relevant for the purpose of that pot. When switched at maximum level, it appears to activate the guitar tone, while when it is at minimum, the MIDI sound takes control.

    As a note, my knowledge on MIDI stuff is close to zero, so the above might be non-sense.
     
  9. matic22

    matic22 Ancient Mariner

    It's the magnetic side master volume. Case solved. MIDI sound is always present, because H is standing on the Hold button on his Synth pedalboard.

    So when H solos -> he hits a chord, steps on the Hold button on his synth pedaloard, opens the magnetic volume and solos over synth chord.
     
  10. mihai

    mihai The Prisoner

    Thanks, that makes sense. This is probably why Adrian did not move around at all.
     
  11. The MIDI cable was also quite short & nobody but Roland were making them. That's also why he probably wasn't able to move very far. Plus, he's Adrian Smith.
     
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  12. Zare

    Zare sorry Zed

    Its AI is improving well with the 4.1.3 release
     
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  13. Pinkoboe

    Pinkoboe Prowler

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    No, that is a real pre-cbs strat. The strat reissues in the 80’s had incorrect narrow spacing of the fret markets at the 12th fret. The guitar he is holding has the 12th fret markers properly lined up and centered under the A and B strings.

    The narrow fret markets werenot corrected on the reissues until the late 90’s.
     
  14. matic22

    matic22 Ancient Mariner

    Then it's a 60-63 Strat. Thanks for the info.
     
  15. KostamojeN

    KostamojeN Prowler

    Cool pic of Adrian and his 12string Ovation.

    His beard style (and photo quality) suggests it's from a recent tour, rather than from Bruce's solo years.
     

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  16. mihai

    mihai The Prisoner

    This is from TBOS tour. He used the Ovation on Children Of The Damned.
     
  17. Kalata

    Kalata Out of the Silent Planet

    And he also used a yellow one in Wacken 2016.
     

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  18. matic22

    matic22 Ancient Mariner

    He used 3 Ovations during this tour.

    P.S. I already posted this pic. This is where I got the Jackson serials :p.
     
  19. mihai

    mihai The Prisoner

    Speaking of which.. Do you think anything new shall appear in terms of guitars in 2019? :D
     
  20. matic22

    matic22 Ancient Mariner

    Possibly some kind of new CS Jackson, I think.
     

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