There is no string spacing issue. The neck is just slightly misaligned/tilted towards the treble side. Easy fix by taking the strings off, loosening the neck screws, aligning it and tightening the screws again.
No hype. Expensive strings that feel rough to the touch and lasts about 2 days longer than their XL range. I say this as a diehard d’addario fan who switched to Elixir Optiwebs due to them crushing everything else out there in tone and longevity.
I don't think OP realises that autotuning/tuning vocals is pretty much standard practise in any production
OnT: Song is alright, but I'm definitely biased towards the older Maiden so my opinion is moot
Not quite. The clamp works like the Boss NS-2 does - it doesn't track anything through the loop, but putting pedals such as drives there helps clean up noise before the gate as you wouldn't have the drive pedal messing with the front end of the gate and the gate would clamp down on the built in...