Iron Maiden Guitar Lesson – Guitar Made Easy

July 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

adrian-smith-iron-maiden-guitar-lessonsAdrian Smith and Dave Murray developed the trademark Iron Maiden sound by combining their lead guitars to make dual solos. Smith left the band and was replaced by Janick Gers, but when Adrian Smith later rejoined Iron Maiden the trio setup was born. Adrian built his own style by fusing blues-influence licks, arpeggios and some modal playing. This combination gave him a more melodic sound, but at the same time maintained a blues-rock feel with the aggressive metal guitar sound. Read more

Iron Maiden Dave Murray’s 1957 Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar

September 10, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Iron Maiden Dave Murray’s 1957 Fender Stratocaster Electric Guita“There’s a little bit of history behind the guitar,”says veteran Iron Maiden guitarist Dave Murray of the 1957 Strat he used to produce the wailing sounds heard on each of Iron Maiden’s first eight albums. “It used to belong to Paul Kossoff of Free. I bought it in 1976, a year after he died. Read more

New Fender Iron Maiden Signatures For NAMM

December 20, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

In this industry the mad holiday season is in full bloom with Christmas and the New Year’s right around the corner, but closely following the rush is a breathe of fresh air for some of us. Which includes a trip to the Anaheim Convention Center from January 15th to the 18th, to be precise. That’s right the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is next month.

Throughout the year, hundreds of news releases regarding new music equipment we’ve received are displayed live for people to see. Some of the products are from your favorite brands and companies. However, a story that is buzzing concerns the soon-to-be-officially-announced brace of new Iron Maiden signature models: the Fender Dave Murray Strat, Steve Harris Precision bass, and Jackson Adrian Smith Signature guitars.

We’ve managed to disclose some shots (which are below), although we’re yet to receive official word as to the specifications of the instruments. What’s for sure is that they’ll appear at our site, with a much closer investigation.

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So, here’s the Dave Murray Strat. We believe it will be a lot like the HST-57DM model which has been available in Japan for a time, we’ll have to wait and see!

Dave Murray Fender Strat Stratocaster

The Jackson Adrian Smith reflects the MIDI’d-up version he used for most of the “Somewhere In Time” / “Seventh Son” album in tour rotations, and you’ll recognize the guitar on the right (in the photo) from the thievery that took place during Iron Maiden‘s tour back in August 2008: the guitar has since been recovered and returned, we hear.

Jackson Adrian Smith Guitar

And here (in the bottom photo), for completion’s sake, is a shot of the old Steve Harris IM bass guitar. All we know of the newbie is that it too will be finished in metallic blue and it’s likely to offer a Badass bridge and a brace of Seymour Duncan Quarterpounders.

Steve Harris IM bass guitar

What about the Janick Gers model, we hear you ask. Um, we’ll get back to you on that one…

More info, once it appears, from Fender Guitars. Stay tuned.


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Jackson Guitars Adrian Smith model

December 19, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

Jackson Adrian Smith GuitarWith the ongoing history that is being built between Iron Maiden’s Axeman Adrian Smith and Jackson Guitars, it’s no surprise that the two are teaming up to populate Adrian Smith’s Signature Custom Superstrat. As listed on Jackson Guitar’s site, it states that the following – Read more