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The Edge

Background information
Birth name David Howell Evans
Born 8 August 1961 (1961-08-08) (age 46)
in London, England
Genre(s) Rock, post-punk, alternative rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, activist
Instrument(s) Guitar, keyboards, vocals, bass guitar
Years active 1976 - present
Label(s) Island (1980-2006)
Mercury (2006-present)
Associated acts U2
Website U2.com
Notable instrument(s)
Gibson Explorer
 Fender Stratocaster Gibson Les Paul 

David Howell Evans (born 8 August 1961 in Barking, East London, UK), more widely known by his moniker The Edge, is a musician known best as the guitarist, keyboardist, and main backing vocalist for the Irish rock band U2. His distinctive electric guitar timbre and percussive style of playing, along with his innovative use of digital sound processing — delay in particular — have been instrumental in defining U2's unique sound. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine named The Edge #24 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".[1] The Edge may refer to: Artists The Edge - musician David Howell Evans, member of the Irish rock band U2. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (451x724, 174 KB) (All user names refer to en. ... is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Contents

Biography

The Edge was born to Welsh parents Garvin and Gwenda Evans.[2] When he was a year old, his family moved to Malahide in County Dublin where The Edge attended St. Andrew's National School. The Edge received piano and guitar lessons and often performed with his brother Dik Evans before they both answered an advertisement posted by Larry Mullen, Jr. at their school, Mount Temple Comprehensive School, seeking musicians to form a band.[3] This band would go through several incarnations before emerging as U2 in March 1978 (Dik Evans left the band just before the name change[4]). U2 began performing in various venues in Ireland and eventually began developing a following. Their debut album, Boy, was released in 1980. WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference O225462 Statistics Province: Leinster County: Elevation: sea level Population (2002) 11,596  Website: www. ... A short grand piano, with the lid up. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... Richard Dick or Dik Evans is the brother of David The Edge Evans, U2 guitarist. ... Larry Mullen, Jr. ... Mount Temple Comprehensive School is a secondary school located in Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland, originally notable as the first non-sectarian public (state funded) school to open in Dublin. ... Alternate cover U.S. and Canada cover Singles from Boy Released: August 1980 Released: October 1981 Boy is the debut album from Irish rock band U2, released in 1980. ...


In 1982, The Edge came very close to leaving U2 for religious reasons, but he was persuaded to stay.[3] During this period, he became involved with a group called Shalom, in which bandmates Bono and Larry Mullen Jr. were also involved.[5] Shortly after deciding to remain with the band, he wrote a piece of music that was to become "Sunday Bloody Sunday".[3] The Edge married his secondary school girlfriend Aislinn O'Sullivan on 12 July 1983.[6] The couple had three daughters together: Hollie, in 1985, Arun, in 1986, and Blue Angel, in 1989.[5] The Edge and O'Sullivan separated in 1990 but could not divorce due to Irish law; divorce was legalized in 1995 and the couple legally divorced in 1996.[5] For other uses, see Bono (disambiguation). ... Sunday Bloody Sunday is the third single and opening track from U2s 1983 album, War. ... is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ...


During U2's groundbreaking Zoo TV Tour, The Edge met Morleigh Steinberg, a professional dancer and choreographer. The couple began dating in 1993, and had their daughter, Sian, in 1997, and a son, Levi, in 1999.[5] Steinberg and The Edge were married on 22 June 2002.[5] For the fan club-exclusive album released from this tour, see Zoo TV Live. ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


The Edge's hair started thinning in his early twenties, and as a result, he has worn hats or caps on stage, in photo shoots, and on album covers since The Joshua Tree album and tour. From the period of The Joshua Tree up until Achtung Baby and early Zoo TV, he had very long hair.[7][8] He now wears a wool cap at all times in public, and even wore one at his wedding to Steinberg in 2002. He has since made very few public appearances without a hat or cap, such as during the 1995 "Pavarotti and Friends" concert where he performed "Miss Sarajevo" and "One" with Bono. This cap has become part of his distinctive "look". He has also been distinguished by wearing shirts with numbers during the Elevation Tour, and by a cowboy hat and handlebar mustache during the PopMart Tour. He is currently focusing his humanitarian efforts on Music Rising, a charity that provides musical instruments to those who lost instruments in Hurricane Katrina. For other uses, see Joshua tree (disambiguation). ... Luciano Pavarotti performing on June 15, 2002 at a concert in the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI[1] (October 12, 1935 – September 6, 2007) was a celebrated Italian tenor in operatic music, who successfully crossed into popular music becoming one of the most... Miss Sarajevo is the only single from Passengers 1995 album, Original Soundtracks No. ... Achtung Baby track listing Even Better Than the Real Thing (2) One (3) Until the End of the World (4) The Best of 1990-2000 track listing Electrical Storm (William Orbit Mix) (4) One (5) Miss Sarajevo (6) U218 Singles track listing Sunday Bloody Sunday (11) One (12) Desire (13... The rock band U2s Elevation Tour took place in 2001 in support of their album All That You Cant Leave Behind. ... The Popmart Tour (often referred to as just Popmart) was a concert tour by the Irish rock band U2, which took place from 1997 to 1998, in support of the groups 1997 album, Pop. ... A charity founded (with support from U2s The Edge) to help in the purchasing of new instruments for the musicians of New Orleans affected by Hurricane Katrina It was announced in early September 2006 that Green Day would join U2 in the studio to record a cover version of... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ...


Nickname

There is considerable speculation as to how he received his nickname "The Edge". Bono made reference to the name in the commentary track of the movie The Million Dollar Hotel, saying that The Edge tends to stand close to the edges of buildings because of his comfort with heights. In another, book-length interview with Michka Assayas, Bono mentions both the sharp profile of his face and nose, and the "insane love he had for walking on the edges of very high walls, bridges, or buildings".[9] The book U2 by U2 states that the name originates from his angular facial features, which is then supported by The Edge's claims himself. During an interview with Channel 4's weekend television programme T4, The Edge was asked how he got his nickname and replied "it's the nose," referring to both his nose and angular facial features. The Million Dollar Hotel is an English language 2000 movie based on a concept story by Bono of Irish rock band U2 and Nicholas Klein and directed by Wim Wenders. ... This article is about the British television station. ... T4 is a scheduling slot on Channel 4 (UK) from about 9 a. ...


Music

Performing in Pittsburgh on the band's Vertigo Tour in 2005
Performing in Pittsburgh on the band's Vertigo Tour in 2005

Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (820x1270, 787 KB) The Edge, performing Electric Co. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (820x1270, 787 KB) The Edge, performing Electric Co. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... The Vertigo Tour was a concert tour by the Irish rock band U2, which took place in 2005 and 2006 in support of the groups 2004 album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. ...

Guitar playing

As a guitar player, The Edge is recognised as having a trademark sound typified by understatement, a chiming, shimmering sound that is achieved with extensive use of digital delay effects, reverb, and a focus on texture and melody. To achieve an "Edge-like" sound, the digital delay's delay is set to around an eighth note note or a quarter note triplet, and its "feedback" adjusted until the number of repeats is about 4 or 5 - half a bar or so. Delay is an audio effect which records an input signal to an audio storage medium, and then plays it back after a period of time[1]. The delayed signal may either be played back multiple times, or played back into the recording again, to create the sound of a repeating... This article is about audio effect. ... Look up melody in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Figure 1. ... In music, a quarter note (American) or crotchet (Commonwealth) is played for one quarter of the duration of a whole note. ... In music a tuplet is a note value whose relationship with the next larger note value is more or less than (not equal to) half as long as the next higher note value, usually indicated with a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) bracket with a number. ...


1987's The Joshua Tree is probably the best example of the 'U2 sound', with songs like "With or Without You" and "Where the Streets Have No Name" being among the band's most critically acclaimed and best loved works. The album was recorded at the height of the 1980s "shred-metal" era, but The Edge's guitar playing on it could not be further from the emphasis of the time on technique and speed. The album showcases The Edge's approach to the guitar: rather than trying to push his guitar to the front of the mix and make his contributions obvious, The Edge focuses on the song and the mood, often contributing just a few simple lead lines given depth and richness by an ever-present digital delay. For example, the introduction to "Where the Streets Have No Name" is simply a repeated six-note arpeggio, broadened by a modulated delay effect. The Edge has said that he views musical notes as "expensive", in that he prefers to play as few notes as possible. He said in 1982 of his style, "I like a nice ringing sound on guitar, and most of my chords I find two strings and make them ring the same note, so it's almost like a 12-string sound. So for E I might play a B, E, E and B and make it ring. It works very well with the Gibson Explorer. It's funny because the bass end of the Explorer was so awful that I used to stay away from the low strings, and a lot of the chords I played were very trebly, on the first four, or even three strings. I discovered that through using this one area of the fretboard I was developing a very stylised way of doing something that someone else would play in a normal way."[10] For other uses, see Joshua tree (disambiguation). ... The Joshua Tree track listing I Still Havent Found What Im Looking For (2) With or Without You (3) Bullet the Blue Sky (4) The Best of 1980-1990 track listing New Years Day (2) With or Without You (3) I Still Havent Found What I... The Joshua Tree track listing N/A Where the Streets Have No Name (1) I Still Havent Found What Im Looking For (2) The Best of 1980-1990 track listing Bad (6) Where the Streets Have No Name (7) I Will Follow (8) U218 Singles track listing Stuck... Various arpeggios as seen on a staff Notation of a chord in arpeggio In music, an arpeggio is a broken chord where the notes are played or sung in succession rather than simultaneously. ...


The Edge's guitar technique has been shaped by many different influences. His first guitar was an old acoustic guitar, with which his brother Dik Evans and he experimented with.[10] He said in 1982 of this early experimentation, "I suppose the first link in the chain was a visit to the local jumble sale where I purchased a guitar for a pound. That was my first instrument. It was an acoustic guitar and me and my elder brother Dik both played it, plonking away, all very rudimentary stuff, open chords and all that."[10] Acoustic guitar can refer to the following musical instruments: Nylon and gut stringed guitars: Renaissance guitar Baroque guitar Romantic guitar Classical guitar, the modern version of the original guitar, with nylon strings Flamenco guitar Steel stringed guitars: Steel-string acoustic guitar, also known as western, folk or country guitar Twelve... Richard Dick or Dik Evans is the brother of David The Edge Evans, U2 guitarist. ...


The Edge has stated that many of his guitar parts are based around guitar effects. This is especially true from the Achtung Baby era onwards, although much of the band's 1980s material made heavy use of echo. His influence as a guitarist can be seen on many popular rock bands still active such as Radiohead, Muse, Coldplay, Angels & Airwaves, progressive metal pioneers Dream Theater, and much of the indie and alternative scene, such as current act the Editors. His style has also been widely copied by bands such as Switchfoot. Singles from Achtung Baby Released: 21 October 1991 Released: 24 November 1991 Released: March 1992 Released: 8 June 1992 Released: August 1992 Achtung Baby is the seventh studio album by Irish rock band U2, released on 19 November 1991. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Radiohead are an English alternative rock band from Oxfordshire. ... For other uses, see Muse (disambiguation). ... Coldplay are an English rock band. ... Angels & Airwaves is a rock band fronted by former blink-182 and Box Car Racer guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge. ... Progressive metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music which blends the powerful, guitar-driven sound of metal with the complex compositional structures, odd time signatures, and intricate instrumental playing of progressive rock. ... Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band comprising James LaBrie, John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, John Myung, and Mike Portnoy. ... For other uses, see editor. ... Switchfoot is a Grammy-nominated alternative rock band from San Diego, California, United States. ...


Vocals

The Edge also supplies the backing vocals for Bono. U2's 1983 live album and video release, Under a Blood Red Sky and Live At Red Rocks are good reference points for his singing (as are the live DVDs from the Elevation Tour, U2 Go Home: Live from Slane Castle and Elevation 2001: Live from Boston). For example, he sings the chorus to "Sunday Bloody Sunday" (Bono harmonizes on the final 'Sunday'). U2 used this tradeoff technique later in "Bullet the Blue Sky" as well. His backing vocals are often in the form of a repeated cry. Examples of songs that use this approach include "Beautiful Day" and "New Year's Day". The Edge sings the lead vocal on "Van Diemen's Land", and "Numb", the first half of the song "Seconds", and the bridge in the song "Miracle Drug".[11] His backing vocals are often in falsetto, such as "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of", "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own", "The Wanderer", and "Window in the Skies". He also sings the occasional lead vocal in live renditions of other songs (such as "Sunday Bloody Sunday" during the PopMart Tour and "Party Girl" during the Rotterdam Zoo TV show when it was Bono's birthday[12]). Under a Blood Red Sky is the name of both a live album and concert video recorded by the rock band U2 and released in 1983. ... Sunday Bloody Sunday is the third single and opening track from U2s 1983 album, War. ... Bullet the Blue Sky is a song on U2s 1987 album The Joshua Tree. ... Beautiful Day is a song by Irish Rock Band U2. ... New Years Day is the third song and lead single from U2s 1983 album, War. ... Van Diemens Land is a U2 song, from the 1988 album Rattle and Hum. ... Numb is the third track from U2s 1993 album, Zooropa and was released as the albums first single. ... Miracle Drug is a track on the album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb by U2. ... All That You Cant Leave Behind track listing Beautiful Day (1) Stuck in a Moment You Cant Get Out Of (2) Elevation (3) The Best of 1990-2000 track listing Stay (Faraway, So Close!) (7) Stuck in a Moment You Cant Get Out Of (8) Gone (9... How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb track listing Miracle Drug (Track 2) Sometimes You Cant Make It On Your Own (Track 3) Love and Peace or Else (Track 4) U218 Singles track listing Elevation (15) Sometimes You Cant Make It On Your Own (16) The Saints Are Coming... The Wanderer is the tenth and final track from U2s 1993 album, Zooropa. ... Window in the Skies is a song by rock band U2 and is one of two new songs featured on their 2006 compilation album, U218 Singles. ... The Popmart Tour (often referred to as just Popmart) was a concert tour by the Irish rock band U2, which took place from 1997 to 1998, in support of the groups 1997 album, Pop. ...


Other instruments

He has played piano and keyboards on a myriad of the band's songs, including "I Fall Down", "October", "So Cruel", "New Year's Day", "Running to Stand Still", "Miss Sarajevo", "The Hands that Built America", and "Original of the Species" and others. He plays the organ on "Please" . In live versions of "New Year's Day", he plays both the piano and guitar parts alternately. After opening with the main piano melody, he plays the guitar and piano alternately on the first verse. This is true with "The Unforgettable Fire" too. In most live versions of "Original of the Species" (two notable exceptions being the shows in Milan and Amsterdam), piano is the only instrument played during the song. October is the seventh and title track from U2s 1981 album, October. ... So Cruel is a song from the U2 album Achtung Baby. ... New Years Day is the third song and lead single from U2s 1983 album, War. ... Running to Stand Still is a song on U2s 1987 album The Joshua Tree. ... Miss Sarajevo is the only single from Passengers 1995 album, Original Soundtracks No. ... Original of the Species is the tenth track on U2s 2004 album, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, and was the fifth and final single from the album. ... Please is the fourth single from U2s 1997 album, Pop. ... The Unforgettable Fire, a U2 song from the album of the same name, was the second single released for its promotion. ...


Although The Edge is the band's lead guitarist, he has played the bass guitar on at least one occasion. For the song "40" The Edge and bassist Adam Clayton switch instruments on both the album and live versions (except on PopMart Tour performances, when The Edge played guitar). Lead guitar refers to a role within a band, that provides melody or melodic material, as opposed to the rhythm of the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ... A sunburst-colored Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... 40, the closing track from U2s War album, was the (Germany-only) fourth single release from that album. ... Adam Charles Clayton (born 13 March 1960 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England), is best known as the bass player of the rock band U2. ...


Solo recordings

In addition to his regular role within U2, The Edge has also recorded with artists like Johnny Cash, B. B. King, Tina Turner, and Ron Wood. For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ... B. B. King (born Riley B. King on September 16, 1925) is an American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, widely considered one of the best and most respected blues musicians of all time. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) November 26, 1939) is an 11 time Grammy Award-winning (sharing three), American Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Executive Producer, Film Producer, Actress, Writer, Performer, Songwriter, Author and occasional Painter whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The Edge connected with Brian Eno and Lanois collaborator Michael Brook (the creator of the infinite guitar, which he regularly uses), working with him on the score to the film Captive (1986). From this soundtrack the song 'Heroine', the vocal of which was sung by a young Sinead O'Connor was released as a single. Brian Eno (pronounced IPA: ) born on 15 May 1948 in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England) is an English electronic musician, music theorist and record producer. ... Daniel Lanois (born September 19, 1951 in Hull, Québec) is a Canadian record producer and singer-songwriter. ... Michael Brook (born 1952 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian guitarist familiar with many disciplines including rock, minimalism and film scores. ... An infinite guitar is a delay system which feeds the input signal back through the pick-ups of an electric guitar in order to make the string vibrate without interaction from the player (i. ... The soundtrack for the movie Captive is the only solo album to date by The Edge, guitarist of U2. ... Sinéad OConnor (born December 8, 1966) is an Irish pop singer and songwriter. ...


He also created the theme song used Season 1 and 2 of The Batman. The Batman is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ...


Musical equipment

The Edge plays electric guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards, piano, bass guitar (on "40" and "Race Against Time") and lap steel guitar. He has also played the banjo during a live studio performance of 'Vertigo' which appeared on a bonus DVD with the special edition version of 'How To Dismantle An Atomic bomb'. For other uses, see Banjo (disambiguation) The banjo is a stringed instrument developed by enslaved Africans in the United States, adapted from several African instruments. ...


Compared to many lead guitarists, The Edge is known for using many more guitars during a show. According to his guitar tech Dallas Schoo, a typical lead guitarist uses four or five different guitars in one night, whereas The Edge takes 45 on the road, and uses 17 to 19 in one 2.5-hour concert. He is estimated to have more than 200 guitars in the studio.


Guitars/keyboards

The Edge donated his cream Les Paul Custom to an auction to benefit Music Rising.

When he takes over for bassist Adam Clayton for the song "40", he used the Ibanez Musician in The 1980s and the Lakland Daryll Jones Signature for the more recent Vertigo Tour. The Gibson Explorer (now marketed as X-plorer and Explorer Pro), made its debut in 1958, then known as the Futura. ... Stratocaster redirects here. ... Peter Frampton is seen playing a Black Beauty on stage. ... A charity founded (with support from U2s The Edge) to help in the purchasing of new instruments for the musicians of New Orleans affected by Hurricane Katrina It was announced in early September 2006 that Green Day would join U2 in the studio to record a cover version of... The Gibson Les Paul is a popular solidbody electric guitar originally developed in the early 1950s. ... The Gibson Les Paul is a popular solidbody electric guitar originally developed in the early 1950s. ... A charity founded (with support from U2s The Edge) to help in the purchasing of new instruments for the musicians of New Orleans affected by Hurricane Katrina It was announced in early September 2006 that Green Day would join U2 in the studio to record a cover version of... The Gibson SG is a popular model of solid-bodied electric guitar that was introduced in the early 1960s. ... The Fender Telecaster, also known as a Tele, is typically a dual-pickup, solid-body electric guitar made by Fender. ... The Fender Jaguar is an electric guitar that was introduced in 1962. ... Rickenbacker 330JG Rickenbacker International Corporation, also known as Rickenbacker (pronounced ) [1]), is an electric guitar manufacturer, notable for having invented the first electric guitar during the 1930s. ... Gretsch is a U.S. musical instrument manufacturer currently being distributed by guitar company Fender and drum craft company Kaman. ... The Gretsch White Falcon is a visually distinct guitar commercially introduced in 1955 by Gretsch. ... The Line 6 logo. ... Epiphone Casino VT The Epiphone Casino is a true hollow body electric guitar manufactured by Epiphone, a branch of Gibson. ... Epiphone Emperor The Epiphone Company is a guitar manufacturer. ... Epiphone Emperor The Epiphone Company is a guitar manufacturer. ... A charity founded (with support from U2s The Edge) to help in the purchasing of new instruments for the musicians of New Orleans affected by Hurricane Katrina It was announced in early September 2006 that Green Day would join U2 in the studio to record a cover version of... The Gibson Guitar Corporation, of Nashville, Tennessee, USA, is one of the worlds best-known manufacturers of acoustic and electric guitars. ... Fernandes is a guitar and guitar accessory manufacturer. ... Fernandes is a common surname in the Portuguese language, namely in Portugal and Brazil. ... Fernandes is a common surname in the Portuguese language, namely in Portugal and Brazil. ... The ES-175, next to the L5, is the most famous jazz guitar in history. ... The Gibson ES-330 is a semi-hollow electric guitar model produced by the Gibson Guitar Corporation. ... The Gibson ES-335 was the worlds first commercial semi-hollowbody electric guitar, released by Gibson Guitar Corporation in 1958. ... The Sonex guitars were a range of budget Gibsons launched in 1980. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... A washburn Washburn (full name: Washburn Guitars) was established in 1883 in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Taylor logo. ... Yamaha may refer to: Yamaha Corporation – A manufacturer of a diverse range of musical instruments and electronics. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... A short grand piano, with the lid up. ... Adam Charles Clayton (born 13 March 1960 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England), is best known as the bass player of the rock band U2. ... War track listing Surrender (9) 40 (10) N/A Under a Blood Red Sky track listing New Years Day (7) 40 (8) N/A 40[1] is the tenth and final track from U2s 1983 album, War. ... This article is about the guitar manufacturer. ... Lakland Musical Instruments, LLC, produces bass guitars. ... The Vertigo Tour was a concert tour by the Irish rock band U2, which took place in 2005 and 2006 in support of the groups 2004 album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. ...


The Gibson Explorer is The Edge's signature instrument; he said of the Explorer in 1982, "I think it's the most distinctive of my guitars. It seems that the body shape affects the sound somehow. It's a very vibrant guitar with lots of treble. I had a Strat what I wasn't that pleased with in those days, and when I was in New York with my parents, I went to some stores to look around. I picked up this secondhand Explorer and played around on it for a while. It was just so naturally good, and it felt right, so I bought it. It was quite cheap as well, about 450 dollars. A lot of people look at it and think it's one of the originals (under 100 of these were made in 1958 and they are very rare) but it's one of the '76 limited edition reissue models."[10]


Amps

  • Vox AC30- his 1964 AC30 has been used to record every single U2 album and has been used for every single concert. He has said in interviews that he owns over thirty AC30's.
  • Fender Deluxe Tweed
  • Fender Blues Jr
  • Roland JC120

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Pedals and rack

  • "Floor board" - Digitech WH-1, Dunlop Wah, Skrydstrup SC-1 (foot controller which controls the gear in rack, and the pedals as well.)
  • "Rack" -Lexicon PCM, TC 2290 Dynamic Delay, Line6 Pod Pro, Korg SDD 3000, AMS S-DMX, Korg A3, Line 6 CUSTOM Distortion Pro, Rockton DVC
  • "Pedals" - BOSS CS-2, BOSS DD-3, BOSS FA-1, BOSS GE-7, BOSS PW-2, EHX Big Muff, Ibanez Tube Screamer, Lovetone Doppelganger, Lovetone Meatball,

NYC re-issue & a Russian Sovtek version The Big Muff is a famous distortion box produced in New York City by the Electro-Harmonix company, along with their Russian sister company Sovtek, primarily for use with the electric guitar. ... Ibanez Tube Screamer exterior The Ibanez Tube Screamer is a distortion effects pedal produced by Ibanez. ...

See also

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References

  1. ^ 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time
  2. ^ U2 Limited (2006). U2 by U2. London: HarperCollinsPublishers, 21. ISBN 0-00-719668-7. 
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  4. ^ U2 Limited (2006). U2 by U2. London: HarperCollinsPublishers, 117-120. ISBN 0-00-719668-7
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