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

Ruflux

Ancient Mariner
Custom Jackson. That's all. It was used as a warm-up guitar during AOB-TCW era I believe (before the HSH Jackson got that spot after H bought his 2nd sunburst Strat) .
Did he ever use the HSH Jackson superstrat on stage with Bruce's solo band? Or actually ever even with Maiden before it got the signature pickguard? I haven't seen any footage of that, just the few instances it's been spotted (or played) backstage.
 

matic22

Ancient Mariner
Did he ever use the HSH Jackson superstrat on stage with Bruce's solo band? Or actually ever even with Maiden before it got the signature pickguard? I haven't seen any footage of that, just the few instances it's been spotted (or played) backstage.
Well, with Bruce's band it was a backup for his #1 Sunburst Strat, but I think that nothing has ever gone wrong with that guitar (at least there are no bootlegs of it...), so probably not.

With Maiden (pre SBIT, when he recieved the signature pickguard), I think the closest it got to the stage was DOD tour, when #2 Sunburst Strat was actually his main drop D guitar and the Jackson became a backup for #1 Sunburst Strat again. Again, no bootlegs show stage use.
 

Moonchild88

Prowler
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!
 

matic22

Ancient Mariner
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.

Warning for the haters... Vintage Janick prancing.

 
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matic22

Ancient Mariner
In the Rainmaker video, Adrian seems to play a Gibson Les Paul Custom in Alpine White with a black pickguard.
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.
 

matic22

Ancient Mariner
Does Janick ever use Floyd Rose?
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).
 

mihai

The Prisoner
I can’t understand how his guitar stays in tune during the entire concert without the Floyd.
 

matic22

Ancient Mariner
I can’t understand how his guitar stays in tune during the entire concert without the Floyd.
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.

But still, even with a traditional Strat trem, some people manage to keep the guitar in tune. Jeff Beck, EVH (1st album) and Gary Moore in the early/mid 80's for instance.
 

Ruflux

Ancient Mariner
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.
 
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