In the Holy Smoke official video Janick appears to play a natural finish stratocaster with an uk flag sticker on it! Not sure if is natural or yellow, the image is not good!
It's a stripped 70's strat that has Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounders. Used to be black when he played with Gillan and White Spirit. It was his main guitar before Maiden. In White Spirit it had a black pickguard, but with Gillan it already had this one and the GB sticker.In the Holy Smoke official video Janick appears to play a natural finish stratocaster with an uk flag sticker on it! Not sure if is natural or yellow, the image is not good!
Yup, probably a loaned guitar. Janick is also playing what looks like a loaned white Strat, Steve is playing his 1 signature bass (probably loaned, again) and Dave is playing the HSS non-floyded Strat he was using on DOD.In the Rainmaker video, Adrian seems to play a Gibson Les Paul Custom in Alpine White with a black pickguard.
He had a Charvel with it during No Prayer sessions (Holy Smoke video)... But I can imagine why he doesn't. It's because he would probably cut his hand badly with it while doing his stage tricks (FR's are quite dangerous for windmills and things like that).Does Janick ever use Floyd Rose?
Locking tuners, graphite, lots of guitar changes (15 on the current tour, he is basically changing guitars before every song that has a bit of clean in it or needs a wireless guitar; the only 2 times he plays 2 songs in a row with the same guitar is FTGGOG -> Wicker Man and SOTC -> Icarus, because the latter two have no clean playing in them) and almost no tremolo use.I can’t understand how his guitar stays in tune during the entire concert without the Floyd.
Well, I doubt that, since Ade is a tunning nazi (according to his own words) and would probably drive him crazy).Also, Janick's guitar is probably a bit off anyway, it just isn't as noticeable since Maiden has three guitarists. It was definitely out of tune for basically all of the 90s live releases (even the bootlegs) although admittedly back then he actually used the tremolo which would affect it.
New member hi everyone, what is that piece of white scratch plate I see sneaking through behind the SG that is on the front right of shot?
OMG, the guy selling this thing is such a tool. He is selling it for $25,000.
Saw this interesting video today. Shows an ESP Firebird-style guitar apparently owned by Dave around the Seventh Son-era. Not the type of guitar I'd expect to see him using!
This studio isn't very far from where I live, so I could go along and give it a play if I wanted...