Custom In-Ear Monitors (CIEM):
Ok starts from the Custom In-Ear Monitors, these little jewelry is very important to them on large stage area (especially Haru cause she is the vocalist), what I mean large is like Budokan and OJH. SCANDAL use FitEar Custom In-Ear Monitors, the problem is that I don't know which series of custom they are using right now (FitEar have a lots of custom series and majority of them is above $1500 USD). For my opinion, I think they use the Pro Audio series which is being use by 80% of artist and sound engineer in Japan. Some of the Example is Maaya Sakamoto
The first information regarding SCANDAL use the FitEar is when SCANDAL do the last Animax Musix performance, the blog said that Rina use Custom FitEar MH334 (translate please thanks, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
But I know you guys already see the custom version of Rina's Monitors (please translate this blog thanks, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
She have 2 Custom In-Ear Monitors
Here's the first one:
Here's the second one:
Now the first time I think only Rina that use FitEar, but when I check the client list of FitEar, I'm surprise that all the member's name are there in the client list of FitEar with some japanese classification that I cannot understand (http://fitear.jp/music/client.html). so I start do some research about their custom in ear monitors and FitEar is the only CIEM makers that use big pin cable to the CIEM.
usual pin is like this
while the FitEar pin is like this (FitEar have the largest CIEM pin):
For the screenshot of unidentified FitEar Monitors of SCANDAL:
I need the help of other members to search for this unidentified Monitors thanks
I believe that they use Shure for the Microphone and The Microphone Stand
their Micropone Stand is also shure, but there is Acoustics logo on it
I don't know which series of shure microphone, for my opinion, automatically the wireless system of their guitar, mics and monitor is shure.
Tomo is rarely using the Ampeg, she use mainly the Ashdown amps with 2 head amp ABM 500 EVO, this combination provides strong growling on the bass and punchy low ends. handling the power beyond 1200 Watts of electricity.
Tomo also rarely using the Custom ESP, because the arrangement of the preamps makes the bass specialized on treble and growl sound, so mainly the ESP is suited for heavy metal than pop rock. the arrangement of the pickups is the same with Tomo's Deluxe Active Precision Bass Special (PJ). The custom ESP is full active bass (I think Tomo is one avid active bass collector hehe
That's it for now folks, I'll try to update some more information (if I have free time) thanks