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

Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
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And what you think about his new black Les Paul - I think it's pretty awesome ! If he uses this guitar on previous tours ?
 
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Confeos

Game time started.
It's the 2nd signature strat (the Sunburst California Series one), but he basically uses the original guitar live and in the studio and has, since 2003. He has stated in the IMFC magazine that it is his desert island guitar. But I think that he used Les Pauls (Axcess, 2002 Classic and ES-Les Paul) on TBOS mainly .
Makes sense, I just assumed he referred to the one based on the Kossof Strat, since he's pictured with that one. He does indeed say that he used the LP Axcess on most of the songs. The article even lists a Telecaster as well, but he doesn't mention this one himself, so I don't know if it was used on anything.
 

matic22

Ancient Mariner
Makes sense, I just assumed he referred to the one based on the Kossof Strat, since he's pictured with that one. He does indeed say that he used the LP Axcess on most of the songs. The article even lists a Telecaster as well, but he doesn't mention this one himself, so I don't know if it was used on anything.
I think he just dug up the Telecaster from IM warehouse to take it back to Hawaii, because he stated something like; It's to valuable just to be stored. The Martin Barre strat was used by Adrian (I think on the solo of Tears Of A Clown, that sounds like a strat, but it could still be the Jackson 8432 Prototype, since it has a single coil in the neck position).
 

Confeos

Game time started.
I think he just dug up the Telecaster from IM warehouse to take it back to Hawaii, because he stated something like; It's to valuable just to be stored. The Martin Barre strat was used by Adrian (I think on the solo of Tears Of A Clown, that sounds like a strat, but it could still be the Jackson 8432 Prototype, since it has a single coil in the neck position).
Interesting :) the Barre Strat is definitely one I 'd be interested in knowing more about... maybe something will come up later.
 

matic22

Ancient Mariner
H's guitars throug the years (With photos) part 1. Not a complete list, but the most important ones are here:

Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Goldtop, Early 70's.
-Appeared on most of the albums H ever recorded
-Retired from the road (1985-1995,1999-2009,2015-...)
-Flight Of Icarus was written on this guitar in a toilet in America
-Has had pickguard reinstalled for ME tour



Hamer Explorer

-Used on Killers
-Backup to his Les Paul in the early 80's
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Ibanez Destroyer II, Candy apple red
-Used on most of Number Of The Beast
-Has had a white stripe added and neck pickup cover removed before POM tour
-Was destroyed somewhere between 2003-2010 in a flood
-It's now on the wall of H's home studio


Gibson Melody Maker, double cutaway, Black
-Routed for humbuckers
-Used on Piece Of Mind


Dean Baby ML, sunburst
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Used on POM tour
-Reappeared on Chemical Wedding tour as a detuned guitar for the title track


Gibson SG, 1972, Walnut
-This guitar firstly appeared on POM tour
-It was still used on the first leg of World Slavery tour
-It was called back from retirement for the Early Days tour
-It had it's Bigsby removed after first few shows of Early Days tour and a peace sticker applied over the holes a year later.



Ibanez Roadstar, Blue Sunburst
-Used on the whole Powerslave record
-Never used on stage, since H didn't like how it sounded live


Lado Earth, Black
-H's main guitar for the first half of World Slavery Tour.
-Started off with stock Lado tremolo, which was soon replaced with chrome Rockinger locking tremolo and later, a gold Floyd Rose
-The bridge pickup was replaced with white Dimarzio Super Distortion


Lado Earth, Silver Sunburst
-Was one of two H's main guitars on the latter part of WST (the other was the Goldtop)
-Had the stock bridge pickup replaced by a black DiMarzio Super Distortion
-Had the stock tremolo replaced by a locking Rockinger tremolo
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Charvel Stratocaseter, Black
-Used in the Wasted Years video
-Carried as a backup
- The original Charvel neck was replaced by a Jackson one, probably at the same time when he recieved the 2nd neck for HSH Jackson (the one without a painted headstock)


Jackson Superstrat, White, HSH comfiguration with Jackson pickups
-This guitar had a neck with matching headstock first, but it was soon replaced by a neck with natural headstock (I assume H ordered a custom neck, but had to wait for it to be made).
-This was H's main guitar from 1986-1995
-Nowadays it sports H's signature model pickguard and it's usually used as a dressing room guitar
-It was used on 2011 TFF tour as a main tremolo guitar




Lado Stratocaster, White
-Started out with Bill Lawrence pickups, the bridge one was soon replaced by Super Distortion
-Used as a main Jackson backup


Jackson Custom Stratocaster, Roland Guitar synth installed
-Used on Somewhere On Tour


Lado Laser, Blue Sunburst, Roland synth installed
-Used on Seventh Tour


Roland Synth guitar
-Used on Somewhere In Time



That covers the 80's. Will try to do all of the important ones up to today soon.

 

matic22

Ancient Mariner
It's a Lado Earth Silverburst 2004, if anybody wants I can get a hold of Joe Kovacic and ask about Adrians build specs on his Lados
That would be cool. I'm interested about when the Synth Laser was built. I also want to know when did they build the Lado Strat with BL pickups.
 

Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
Can someone do all of the Steve basses and Nicko drum kits over the years with pictures ?
With Bruce, the microphones.... uhhhh no ! But with him it would be cool to do a stage costumes over the years with pictures.

And for Adrian,Dave and Janick would be cool to do it with pictures like @matic22 do for Adrian - awesome work ! ;)
 
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Ruflux

Ancient Mariner
Can someone do all of the Steve basses and Nicko drum kits over the years with pictures ?
With Bruce, the microphones.... uhhhh no ! But with him it would be cool to do a stage costumes over the years with pictures :cool:

And for Adrian,Dave and Janick would be cool to do it with pictures like @matic22 do for Adrian - awesome work ! ;)
Steve is pretty simple. It's a Fender Precision Bass he plays, and has always played in Maiden. Been repainted a couple of times, has a split Seymour Duncan pickups, a Badass bridge and Rotosound custom flatwound strings. The tone control is hardwired because people kept messing with it during gigs.

He also carries around a couple of extras on tour (I believe variations of the Fender signature model) that he sometimes (fairly rarely, honestly) plays during encores.

e: I guess you could could also mention the experiments with other basses around 1984, but who really keeps count of that stuff?
 
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