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Old 12-19-2014, 03:12 PM   #1
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How do Edge and Dallas do silent guitar changes during a show?

I know some artists mute their systems with a tuner, or ABY pedal, but what do Edge and Dallas do?

Do they use an ABY pedal, or do they simply mute their system using a tuner pedal, I am interested to see as they make a lot of guitar changes in a show, and they manage to pull it off without noise.
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I'm guessing there's a main mute switch at the mixing desk. If only guitar players like you and I would have that luxury!

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Pretty sure there's a kill switch in there somewhere


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Pretty sure there's a kill switch in there somewhere


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Could he be using the white switches on the right hand side of the pedalboard as a mute/kill switch for guitar changes?
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How do Edge and Dallas do silent guitar changes during a show?

He's definitely using something. It's not being done at the sound board imo.

I guess I don't get the question or why it's so important to know which piece exactly he uses. Anything that breaks the signal chain including a button on the Skydstrup could do the trick.


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Old 12-20-2014, 01:07 AM   #6
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He uses a rack where is dallas. He switch every wireless and wired guitars
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Old 12-23-2014, 03:46 AM   #7
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He uses a rack where is dallas. He switch every wireless and wired guitars
Any pics of this rack?

I am sure that wireless boxes are in there, but there must be a multi-input selector or something, to control the guitar lead inputs too.
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There are pictures. Look the last video of dallas schoo in the underworld in the 360 tour
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I've read that Matt Bellamy uses a custom guitar switchinng unit in his rack where the guitar tech can switch between 4 wireless and 2 wired inputs. So I assume that when a song is over he switches off the input from the used guitar and activates the input from the guitar he's going to give to Bellamy next. Seems like very standard gear for any guitarist in a major band that constantly switches guitars between songs. On the other hand I know that Tom Morello just hits the standby switch on his amp as a mute during guitar changeovers.

Personally I always use a guitar tuner to silence my setup during guitar changeover. Easiest solution is generally always the best solution.
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I think that tuner we see should be doing some muting function. Other than that, it should be in his Skrydstrup rig
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I think that tuner we see should be doing some muting function. Other than that, it should be in his Skrydstrup rig
I would agree. Look at the picture of his pedalboard here. I think that he just steps on the tuner at the end of a song and then mutes the rig.



Also, I think that when the rack was onstage, there may have been a separate mute switch. Look at the photo, and see, on the ground just below the rack, there is a 2 button switch-possibly for muting, as the cables attached into it go back underneath the rack.

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Tje tuner doesnt mute the guitar. Look live from chicago when he playa electric co. Youll see the tuner working
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Then, that switch by the rack must be silencing the guitars, then. Or, he's got so many individual wireless packs so majority of the times, I don't think he needs that.
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If he disconnect the amps switch in the midi board the guitar eon't siound.... It's logicall...
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I still think you guys are pursuing the wrong angle. Since he's the guy who is changing the guitar Dallas is most likely who does all the muting and switching. Methinks by the time Dallas hands Edge his next guitar the old one is already muted and the new one is active. It may be that Edge has a muting system of his own on his board but that's more likely to be secondary.
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