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Maidens "Rig Rundown"?

Discussion in 'The Iron Maidens' started by Paincakes, May 17, 2014.

  1. Paincakes

    Paincakes New Metal Member

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    Hey peeps,

    as a guitar gear nerd, I love watching those youtube videos where guitarists/bassists reveal all the live equipment used in the signal chain.

    I'd love to know what kind of gear the Maidens use in their current live shows... like... I'm talking the entire signal chain (from pick to amp, and everything in between). What kind of channel switching presets are used, etc...

    For example, Courtney's Gear is listed here:
    http://www.guitargirlmag.com/interviews/the-iron-maidens--brave-new-women
    I'd love to know:
    - How are the Peavey Valve King channels configured? I'm guessing Clean / Rhythm / Lead?
    - What effects are in front of the amp?
    - What effects are in the effects loop?
    - Any new toys since the article?

    Cheers!
     
  2. Paincakes

    Paincakes New Metal Member

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    Bump for gear nerds :D
     
  3. Doodoobubbachuck

    Doodoobubbachuck Maidens' drums

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    DOH! Sorry I wouldn't be of much help here on this one! :kickass: I'll send some stringers this way! :kickass:
     
  4. Steph Harris

    Steph Harris Maidens' Bass

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    Nikki_Stringfield New Metal Member

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    :kickass:Here's a list of my gear.. this might take a while haha..

    Guitars:
    Schecter Avenger SLS FR-S (with sustainiac)
    Schecter Banshee FR
    Schecter Blackjack SLS FR

    Picks:
    Dunlop Jazz 3s

    Amp:
    Schecter 100 USA Head
    Here's the link: http://schecterguitars.com/amplification/hellraiser-2013-12-23/hellraiser-100-usa-head-detail
    The only difference with mine is that it's a prototype so it doesn't have the noise gate. My cab is a Peavey.

    Pedal effects chain through the front of the amp:

    Sennheiser wireless
    Korg Pitchblack Tuner
    Boss AW-3 Dynamic Wah
    ISP Decimator I
    Boss Metalzone (only for travel/over seas shows where I can't use my amp)

    Effects loop chain:

    MXR ZW-38 Black Label Chorus
    MXR Carbon Copy Delay
    BBE Boosta Grande
    BBE Sonic Stomp Maximizer
    TC Electronics Hall of Fame

    I think that should sum it all up! :headbang:
     
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  6. Paincakes

    Paincakes New Metal Member

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    Thanks Linda! I have love for drums too!! Feel free to chime in!! And thank you for having the stringers chime in! These are great answers!

    Very cool! Thanks Wanda!

    Thanks Nikki! I've been meaning to check out the Schecter head. I didn't know they had a built-in noise gate!
    Love the MXR Carbon copy! Do you just enable the loop for leads, or do you manually turn things on / off as needed?

    Thanks again!:headbang:

    -Matt
     
  7. Kirsten "Bruce Chickinson"

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    Doesn't anyone wanna know what kind of batteries I use in my mic? :lol:
     
  8. Paincakes

    Paincakes New Metal Member

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    I hear vintage Swedish batteries from the mid 70's are where it's at.
    Confirm / Deny? ;)
     
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    Metallicat180 Rockstar-In-Training

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    Dunlop Jazz III's ftw!!!! Good choice Nikki!!
     
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    Doodoobubbachuck Maidens' drums

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    :loco::headbang::kickass: Silly you!!
     
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    woodystanford New Metal Member

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    Howdy, I'm the newest member here at your forum. I just wanted to say something to see if my profile's set up right, but this thread was very cooool I gotta say.

    I've played a little guitar (and I do mean very little compared professional musicians like yourselves) but I tend to be a technical person by nature so I copied down what you said. I like The Iron Maidens style so knowing what you use to get your particular sound is something I want to look into down at Bizzare Guitar down where by I live (I live just over in Phx).

    Quick question while I have some master's around. I finally found a sound I like...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTx1BiK1S9Y . Anyone have any ideas what "signal processing" (can't think of a better term than this) this guy uses? I'm just making conversation, but I am wondering...any help would be appreciated.

    Anyways...just wanted to check in and say hi'z to you all and I will be back. Love your guys' music, I listen to it literally every day. Peace.
     
  13. Paincakes

    Paincakes New Metal Member

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    I definitely hear a chorus effect, and a noise gate. Hope this helps!
     
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    woodystanford New Metal Member

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    Actually, yeah @ Paincakes. Hey if I have some technical questions, can you give me your opinion? Every once in a long while I need a question answered...you know one that would take forever to figure out but just finding the right person and asking get's it answered right away. Not just PC but anyone.

    Some thoughts (I'm like relaxing from work right now and had a chance to do some reading): @Nikki S. that's a nice amp, but $1700...wow...talk about a major commitment. I like how it has tubes I have noticed the difference between like FET's and tubes, but even for a handsome unit like that (I love that Hellraiser though, just b----ing about the price, the guitars are a bit pricy too) just seems a bit much.

    Anyways, I'm new and I know I can be a real chatterbox at times, so I'll just leave it at this for now, other than to say that reading Ms. Cox's interview was a really cool experience...for someone who describes herself as non-technical, I could feel her intelligence. Not just some dumb musician is my point...
     
  15. Paincakes

    Paincakes New Metal Member

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    Holy necro bump!

    I just thought I'd add a picture from Courtney's instagram. I don't recall how old it is, but check this:

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    It looks like the signal chain goes like this:

    Guitar -> Line 6 Relay G30 -> Boss Tuner (TU-2 or TU-3, can't tell) -> Amp (Peavey Valve King?) -> Effects Loop: BBE Boosta Grande -> Boss Digital Delay (DD3?) -> Boss Super Chorus (CH1).

    I'd love to hear of any updates any of you may have done to your rigs!

    Cheers! \m/
     
  16. CCshred

    CCshred maidens guitar

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    Nothing has changed much since that article hahah

    peavey valve king- Channels: Clean, Distortion
    front of amp: boss tuner, line 6 wireless
    effects loop: chorus ( boss), Delay (boss), boost (BBE)



    new toys : Caparison Horus-M3 Aqua Blue
    Caparison TAT Special Trans. black cherry
    Custom Courtney Cox Caparison Horus-M3 in green
     

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