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Old 07-20-2006, 05:15 PM   #1
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Edge's favorite or most used guitar?

It's a tie between...

Les Paul Gibson


This one is used in songs such as:

Electric Co.
New Year's Day
Zoo Station
One
Kite
Until The End Of The World
I Will Follow (Popmart)
Walk On
Desire


Then this one, which I don't know the name of... but is used for various songs including:



All I Want Is You
Where The Streets Have No Name
Pride
I Still Haven't Found
An Cat Dubh
Bullet The Blue Sky
40 (Adam takes over)
Bad
Two Hearts Beat As One
Discotheque


I think it's safe to assume that these are the two most used and prefered guitars for Edge. Rarely you'll see other guitars used on this tour...

I Will Follow / Out Of Control / Miracle Drug / Beautiful Day all share the same guitar.

City Of Blinding Lights / Crumbs / All Because Of You use the same guitar, but I've seen 'One' and 'All I Want Is You' performed with this one too...
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What about the Gibson Explorer? He used that heaps in the early days and it's still in use today on songs like Beautiful Day.
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What about the Gibson Explorer? He used that heaps in the early days and it's still in use today on songs like Beautiful Day.
Yeah, I always thought the Explorer was his favorite, too.
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What about the Gibson Explorer? He used that heaps in the early days and it's still in use today on songs like Beautiful Day.

yes I thought it was his favorite too
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I think there was an interview where when he was asked about his favorite guitar he said that he is most attached to his Explorer.
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Remember when he lost some of his guitars in a big storm? He mentioned that he was especially relieved that his Explorer was OK.
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Holy shit this thread has content! Things are improving
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boo...look to the past not the future
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I think there was an interview where when he was asked about his favorite guitar he said that he is most attached to his Explorer.
Wasn't it his first (or one of the first) guitar too? I believe he bought it in New York not long after U2 became a band. Someone correct me if I'm wrong there.

Also, is he still using the plain black Strat? He used that and the Explorer primarily through to the UF Tour, but I don't recall when I last saw that black Strat.

I really don't think how many songs Edge plays on a guitar is indicative of how much he likes the guitar itself; it probably has more to do with his desired sound for those songs.
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Also, is he still using the plain black Strat? He used that and the Explorer primarily through to the UF Tour, but I don't recall when I last saw that black Strat.
He used it during Bad on the Elevation DVD, that's all I know.
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His Favorite as said countless times is his Gib Explorer

Most Used : Les Paul Custom , aka the same of ......

Zooropa songs
Walk On
In A little while
Zoo Station

And so many others ......
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Also theu2fly you are mistaken on something , the photo you posted is the old one Stratocaster Special Clapton Signature , which he gave for the Rn'R Hall of Fame . This Guitar was used on Fly and Desire on the ZOOTV

The guitar you listed the songs , is his old and news black/white Strats
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He used it during Bad on the Elevation DVD, that's all I know.
Ah, of course, I should've remembered that.

Anyone know if it has been used on Vertigo?
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Ah, of course, I should've remembered that.

Anyone know if it has been used on Vertigo?
i'm not sure maybe when they played Bad? i haven't seen a video of it from this tour so i have no idea
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Anyone know if it has been used on Vertigo?
The Chicago DVD has it on Streets and 40.
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The Chicago DVD has it on Streets and 40.
I thought he was using the black and white Strat for Streets? I wish I'd taken more notice at the concerts I saw, but I was too busy enjoying the music to notice anything apart from the Explorer (and I can't be bothered buying the Chicago DVD).
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He used it during Bad on the Elevation DVD, that's all I know.
I'm sorry but did you mean the 100% black strat , coz that's not what He's playin on Bad , he's playin his 70's B/W strat
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I'm sorry but did you mean the 100% black strat , coz that's not what He's playin on Bad , he's playin his 70's B/W strat
Is he? I'll have to get out the Boston DVD, I haven't played it in over a year.

By the way, what guitar has Edge been using for I Will Follow this tour? I don't think I've seen video of it from Vertigo. Is he still using the Explorer? I know he was at some 2004 promo dates ...
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Since I got a free time , let's do some insights

This is the 2nd guitar , U2thefly , showed , which is the

Fender Stratocaster 89 Clapton Sign




He played on Fly and Desire

This is from the Notre Dame DVD , during Bad





His 70's Strat B/W

And finally his another 70 Strat , the all black one , which he returned on the Vert Tour

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