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GALLERY: Iron Maiden's 2010 Touring Gear

The gear Adrian Smith, Dave Murray, and Janick Gers are using onstage

Dave Murray Signature Fender Strat (closeup)
"Except for the Floyd Rose trem, this Fender Dave Murray Signature Strat is exactly the same as Fenderуs production model, which is based on Murrayуs у57 Strat that originally belonged to the late Paul Kossoff. When on tour, Murray plays this Strat every night on рIron Maiden.с The guitar features DiMarzio Super Distortion pickups in the neck and bridge positions."

With a team of experts on hand, we look at six workhorse vintage amps you can still find for around $1,000 or less.

If you survey the gear that shows up on stages and studios for long enough, you’ll spot some patterns in the kinds of guitar amplification players are using. There’s the rotating cast of backline badasses that do the bulk of the work cranking it out every day and night—we’re all looking at you, ’65 Deluxe Reverb reissue.

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Rivolta Guitars' Sferata | PG Plays
Rivolta Guitars' Sferata | PG Plays

PG contributor Tom Butwin dives into the Rivolta Sferata, part of the exciting new Forma series. Designed by Dennis Fano and crafted in Korea, the Sferata stands out with its lightweight simaruba wood construction and set-neck design for incredible playability.

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The "Sandblasted" SE Series features a swamp ash top with a unique sandblasted finish in five color options.

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We’re unpacking Reid’s playing—from his early days in the NYC jazz underground through his work with Living Colour and into supergroup superstardom—and his longstanding gear-acquisition-syndrome.

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