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Old 02-08-2006, 10:42 AM   #1
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Edge's Overdrive Sound

Does anyone have any tips as to how to achieve Edge's overdrive sound? Currently using BOSS multifx with COSM amp modelling. If anyone reading this has managed to get a decent Edge overdrive sound with BOSS Multifx gear could you post your settings, I'd be most grateful. Cheers, Karl.
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Old 02-19-2006, 01:47 PM   #2
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Honestly I was shocked how close a Vintage Rat sounded for things like Sunday Bloody Sunday Gain 9oclock(ish) Filter 11oclock.. Roll back your guitar volume a hair and your pretty close.. A tube screamer or Boss Overdrive will get you there as well.. The rest is in the hands, and the mixing...
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a vox ac30 tb helps. a lot.
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Old 02-22-2006, 11:14 PM   #4
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Vox AC30 + Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive pedal. The SD-1 has a beautiful distortion that retains a lot of the melody of a note and gives it just enough bite when you slam down a chord. Edge has one on top of the current rig, the yellow one.
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^ edge doesn't use the SD-1 anymore. the yellow boss distortion he has now is the OD-2
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^ edge doesn't use the SD-1 anymore. the yellow boss distortion he has now is the OD-2
The OD-2 was only used for Until the End of the World and is no longer in his rig. He replaced the SD-1 with a TS9.
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Karl which Boss Multi effects are you using??
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What overdrive did edge use during the rattle and hum period. It was like a very bright overdrive tone.
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^ i think that was the sd-1
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Karl which Boss Multi effects are you using??
Gareth, currently using BOSS ME-50.
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Old 02-25-2006, 06:05 PM   #11
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Sweet! I am too! I've tried a number of settings to get an Edge overdrive sound and nothing seems to be working, I think it's my humbucker. Nevertheless, I'm hoping this thread could solve one or two issues.

You managed to get any other Edge style sounds, cleaner etc? Plus, what guitar are you using? sorry for so many questions.
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Old 02-28-2006, 06:27 AM   #12
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Using a black 70's Fender Strat, it's the business!! Great for clean sounds with the Boss gear. (had the pickguard and pickup covers changed to black so it looks the part too!!)
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Awesome!

I'm using a cream 80's Japanese strat (Jap Squier, on the same level as US Fenders of the day!) with a Seymour duncan HotRails pickup the previous owner put in which can be quite overwhelming at times with clean sounds but after a little tweaking sounds great, especially through an ME-50...[not that you asked ]
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Old 03-03-2006, 05:37 PM   #14
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Doesn't edge use a compression pedal with his overdrive sometimes?
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Doesn't edge use a compression pedal with his overdrive sometimes?
Sometimes for solo. You hear the compresson on the solo on NYD. He also uses the boost compo on the custom line 6 distortion pro for the slid stuff on COBL, Sometimes, Miracle Drug...
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Old 03-03-2006, 08:40 PM   #16
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What about on the solos on rattle hum,like silver and gold or in god's country etc.?
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Old 03-17-2006, 09:17 AM   #17
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I'm not sure about solos from the R&H era. However, I'm looking for a way to create a UTEOTW live sound on my Line 6 amp, with a Gibson Les Paul. Should my Vox setting have a clean tone with a Tube Screamer picking up the drive, or should the Vox's drive be up with the TS? And for a general question, with most of the Edge's songs what could his volume and tone controls be set at on his guitars?
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