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Old 05-20-2015, 07:18 AM   #1
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The Edge's new Fenders thread

Obviously, we all know that Edge must be pulling a few strings (no pun intended) at Fender now that he is on the BOD. He has got new strats and a telecaster, all likely from the Custom Shop. So, I have decided to start THE NEW FENDER COUNT.

1. Blonde Tele with Black pickguard.

This guitar first appeared when Edge used it for 'California' on the Jools Holland Show last October. It has been used live for 'California' also.


2. Silver Sustainer Strat



Having first been used when U2 played WOWY with Chris Martin in Times Square last December. It seems to have taken over sustainer duties from the Fernandes Retrorocket.

So far, I have not been able to find a video of WOWY with good shots of Edge and his guitar from the shows at Vancouver or San Jose. Edge used a strat alright, but the question is, which one?

3. The silver strat used for 'I Still Haven't Found...' in Times Square.




As far as I can tell, this is this guitars only appearance. I do not think that this guitar has been used live on the I and E tour.

4. The 'Blackie' strat with the Rosewood fingerboard.


Used live on the I and E tour for 'Bullet' and ISHFWILF, this guitar is one of the few strats that Edge uses with a Rosewood fingerboard.

This was the guitar that Edge was using when he fell off the stage in Vancouver on the opening night.
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Theres another one that likes the old strat #2 used on Iris in E flat
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I am sorta surprised that he only uses a few of custom-made Fenders and the fact that he still uses his LPs: as I said in the other thread, he would've used some Fender guitars or related brands (Gretsch, Guild (not anymore, but still), and some superstrat companies like Charvel and Jackson) for that humbucker guitars.
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In San Jose II he uses this blk/rosewood strat for Bad and a silver/white strat for With or Without you.
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Here is the 'Iris' strat:Click image for larger version

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There is another Black/Black Strat with rosewood fingerboard and white pickups. Edge used it for Sunday Bloody Sunday (San Jose # 2). I think for Pride, also - Both are played with the guitar tuned down a whole step to D.



Looks to have tape on the headstock, notating the tuning
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In Pride he uses his main old Blackie #1
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What i can see here... The Blackie is not the original Blackie... It's new one...

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Looks like Edge might be playing Pride lower down the neck, on a standard tuned Strat?

Interesting to see if he used the same Strat last night. I will have to look for a clip.



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What i can see here... The Blackie is not the original Blackie... It's new one...

How can you see this? Which specs do you see in this video? Some more infos would help
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Here is the 'Iris' Strat:

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How can you see this? Which specs do you see in this video? Some more infos would help

The screw for regulation of the neck in the headstock was visible in all his Strats 70 and in this on no. That is inside like modern strats
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Moral of the story:

The Edge sounds like The Edge (which is brilliant) whether it's a vintage Stratocaster or one just off the Custom Shop production line.
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Well, I have just found this...

Edge has ANOTHER new sustainer strat. These pics are from the LA shows. In some pics, the strat appears white, but in others it appears silver. The lighting could be playing tricks on us,though. This is either a brand new sustainer strat, or it is the silver one with the black pickguard used for WOWY in December at the gig in Times Square, but with a white pickguard now, not a black one.

This is the guitar being used for WOWY on the I and E tour.

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