Re: Jackson Adrian Smith replica
That was just my old Laney GH50L with an overdrive boost in front, for the most part. There's a Digitech RP1000 supplying the effects. Chorus sound is pretty typical 80's; medium depth, slower rate, about 50% mix. Delay I usually do about 350ms with a couple repeats, and the reverb was probably a hall one for the lead tones. I think I'm using the humcanceling neck single coil at that point also. Been 8 months, hard to be 100% sure, and all my patches changed when I sold the Laney.
Really, a good middy "british" sounding amp, doesn't even need to be real high gain, with a TS9 or something similar in front will nail Maiden tones, IMO.
"Better" is really subject for neck shapes. I actually like the Wizard 1 the best of all, but sometimes you just want something different. I also learned to play on old RGs, so these stratty guitars have a unique feel to me.