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Old 01-25-2009, 10:57 PM   #1
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Edges acoustics

When Edge plays his acoustic, how does he get that twangy metallic sound, when I play it sounds much more full bodied
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:52 PM   #2
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Its probably because he has new strings on before each show, that really gives a metallic twang, and he usually uses jumbo acoustics. And probably since he plays them with pickups in them, instead of micing them. Hope that helps
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:20 PM   #3
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I was lucky enough to be on the stage apron in front of The Edge on the last tour, it was amazing. Especially when he noticed I was watching him closley as he started to point to settings on his effects rack. He had a big smile when he opened Vertigo on his acoustic (an amped Ovation graphite body) and the sound was incredible as it almost sounded like his Flying V. He definetly uses a compressor , chorus and fuzz peda (in unision)l for the tune and I susupect alot of the crunch sound from his acoustic came from this. Hope this helps.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:54 PM   #4
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Edge has a Flying V? I never knew that!
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:04 PM   #5
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Yes he has a cream colored V but I meant his Journey Explorer (Gibson) my bad , the wood finish one he has had since the bands inception. Both the V and Explorer have that same humbucker pick up set that Gibson trademarked sound wise. They are both super heavy guitars (the Explorer being the heaviest thus the V created later to keep the sound but lighten the load.
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I never knew that! Got any pics of him with the V?

His Explorer is the best thing ever. But one thing I've always wondered about. It seems like a thin, small guitar, is it light too or not?
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They are both super heavy guitars the Explorer being the heaviest thus the V created later to keep the sound but lighten the load.
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Look in the avatar section there is a pic with The Edge and some of his guitars (said to number approx 300) you can see both the V and the EXY
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He has a V?!
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Look in the avatar section there is a pic with The Edge and some of his guitars (said to number approx 300) you can see both the V and the EXY
I don't see it, can you show me a picture?
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:37 AM   #11
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Old 02-20-2009, 02:21 AM   #12
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Without commenting on whether or not Edge has a V, I'll just reply to the OP that during the Popmart and Elevation tours Edge tended to use Taylor acoustics, which are known for their bright (some might say metallic) sound.
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:55 AM   #13
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I've never seen Edge playing a flying V.
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Because he doesn't have one. The person who claimed it has talked around it a lot but never showed proof.
He most likely meant the Explorer and didn't want to admit he made a mistake.
And I mean, VERTIGO on an accoustic? Since when?
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Because he doesn't have one. The person who claimed it has talked around it a lot but never showed proof.
He most likely meant the Explorer and didn't want to admit he made a mistake.
And I mean, VERTIGO on an accoustic? Since when?
I think he meant the Line 6 Variax Acoustic and the song was Love and Peace or Else. I have a pretty good knowledge of Edge's guitar collection and I have never heard of Edge having a V. It's not to say it's impossible, he does a lot of guitars, but unlikely.
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Actually I stand corrected. According to U2 by U2, Edge and his brother played a yellow flying V like guitar that was home made. Maybe Edge painted it cream colored, eh?
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I wonder if Edge or Dick still has that homemade guitar. I'd love to see a picture of it. The person claiming he knows Edge has a V has lived up to his name since GaleonGirl and Mike D called him on it.
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Actually I stand corrected. According to U2 by U2, Edge and his brother played a yellow flying V like guitar that was home made. Maybe Edge painted it cream colored, eh?
Well that doesn't count, since it's not a real one. And I think that U2 by U2 also mentions that they broke that guitar..


And as branwalls already said, I think it says enough that the guy who claimed he had one isn't responding anymore.
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I've never seen Edge playing a flying V.
Never seen Edge with a V. Don't think he owns one. If by chance he does, never seen any pics of him playing one.
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