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Old 05-23-2005, 06:04 PM   #1
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Edge's Rig

Since u2sound is no longer around I thought it would be great to have a place to house the entire list of Edge's rig (or at least the rig that we could know about). I'm talking about everything having to do with guitar. I could care less about his vocal mic preferences, but add it on if you want. I know a lot of stuff is tied to years or eras of the band, so if you know of when approximately it was used include that (primarily effects). I'm thinking I'll start the list, then you can take and add to it (there will be a lot of adding b/c I can probably barely scratch the surface of this set up).

Guitars

- 19XX Gibson Explorer
- 19XX Gibson Les Paul Custom (cream/faded to yellow)
- 19XX Gibson Les Paul Goldtop (gold/cream pickguard, showed up at Popmart era)
- 19XX Gibson Les Paul (mirrored, used in Pop promo stuff)
- 19XX Rickenbacker 330/12 (red sunburst/white pickguard, showed up around Zoo TV)
- XXXX Rickenbacker 330/12 (black/white pickguard, seen on Boston DVD)
- XXXX Rickenbacker 330/12 (natural/white pickguard, showed up on Vertigo tour)
- 1957 Fender Stratocaster (Sunburst finish with a white pickguard. Used on Rattle and Hum Video. Used on the album, The Unforgettable Fire, particularly I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For and Pride (In The Name of Love). Also for the Popmart and Elevation live tours).
- 1964 Fender Stratocaster (Natural finish. Built in 1964. Used on the Unforgettable Fire album and on Stuck In a Moment You Can't Get Out Of).
- 1964 Fender Stratocaster (Black with a white pickguard)
- 1979 Fender Stratocaster (Black with a black pickguard. Serial number S916792. Built in 1979. Used throughout The Edge's career, including the Joshua Tree album, the Rattle and Hum film, the Boy tour, An Cat Dubh, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, I Threw a Brick Through a Window, Into the Heart and Pride).
- 1970's Fender Stratocaster (Sunburst finish, large headstock)
- 198X Fender Stratocaster (Black with a white pickguard. Early 80's model. Now resides in the Hard Rock Café).
- XXXX Fender Stratocaster (Black with a black pickguard. Used on the Joshua Tree album and tour).
- 1976 Fender Stratocaster (Black with a black pickguard. Built in 1976 and modified on a number of occasions. This is the Edge's main Strat, used on several albums and tours).
- 197X Fender Stratocaster (Black with a white pickguard. Large Headstock Early-seventies model. Used on the Joshua Tree tour).
- Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster (Cream finish with Lace Sensor pickups. Built in 1989. Used on Rattle and Hum album and Lovetown Tour).
- Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster (Red finish with a white pickguard. Built in 1989. Used on Rattle and Hum album and Lovetown Tour).
- Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster (Pewter finish with white Moto pickguard. Used on the Zoo-TV and Zooropa tours).
- “The Strat®” (Black with a black pickguard. This discontinued model was used on the performance of Helter Skelter on Rattle and Hum).
- XXXX Fender Telecaster (Blue Sparkle finish. Used on How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb).
- 19XX Fender Telecaster (Natural finish with a white pickguard. Used on the Unforgettable Fire sessions).
- 19XX Fender Telecaster (Natural finish with a Bigsby® tremolo. Used on the Pop album).
- 197X Fender Telecaster (Candy Apple Red finish. ‘70's model. Used by Bono on the Pop Mart Tour).
- 199X Fender Telecaster (Custom Silver Sparkle finish. Made in the 1990's. Used by Bono on the Popmart tour).
- 1999 Fender Telecaster (White with white pearloid pickguard. Made in Japan in 1999. White with white binding and white matching headstock. Used for Sunday Bloody Sunday during the Elevation tour).
- XXXX Fender Telecaster (green/white pickguard, used on Brooklyn show)
- 197X Fender Telecaster Deluxe (Black. Built in the 70's. Played on Rattle and Hum . Also used by Bono on the track, When Love Comes to Town in the official Rattle and Hum video).
- XXXX Fender Jaguar (Blue with white pickguard. Seen on the video to Electrical Storm).
- 19XXX Fender Lead II (Discontinued model from 1979-82. Black with black pickguard. Used on Boy Tour and Boy album track, A Day Without Me)
- 19XX Fender Stratocaster (black/white pickguard customized w/Infinite Guitar, used during Zoo TV era)
- 19XX Epiphone Hollowbody (???, used on Brooklyn show)
- 1958 Gretsch Chet Atkins 6119 (Red finish. Used on the Popmart tour and on the song Gone from the Pop album. Also used extensively by Bono on the Popmart tour and on U2's Tibetan Freedom concert).
- 1959 Gretsch Country Club 6196 (Cadillac Green finish. Rumoured to have once belonged to Neil Young. Used on several live shows and recording sessions from the mid-90's to the present day. Used by Bono to compose the song, Falling At Your Feet).
- 1965 Gretsch Country Gentleman (Brown finish. Used on the Pop album tracks, Please and Discothèque and on the song, Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of from the album, All That You Can't Leave Behind).
- 1967 Gretsch Country Gentleman (Brown finish. Used on the Popmart tour and on the song Please from the Pop album. Used as a back-up to the 1965 version of the same guitar, mentioned above).
- 196X Gretsch Double Anniversary (Tobacco Burst finish. Built in the 1960's. Seen in the video to the song, Please from the Pop album).
- 19XX Gretsch Silver Jet (Silver finish. Seen on the Lemon video from the Zooropa album).
- 1966 Gretsch White Falcon 6137 (White finish. Built in 1966. Used on Van Diemen's Land from the Rattle and Hum album).
- 2000 Gretsch “Irish Falcon” 6136 (10 of these guitars were specially commissioned by Bono in 2000 for the Elevation tour, of which he chose one. This is a Cadillac Green version of the White Falcon. Inscription on the pickguard reads “The goal is soul”. Used on the song Walk On from the album, All That You Can't Leave Behind . Used by Bono on the Elevation Tour. One of the other nine guitars now resides in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Exhibition in Cleveland, Ohio).

(Thanks to Fender Europe for the complete Fender and Gretsch list!)

Stompbox Effects
- Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man
- Boss SD-1
- Boss DS-2

Rack Effects
- Korg SDD 3000
- TC Electronix ???
- Line 6 Distortion Modeler (custom made)
- Line 6 Pod XT Pro (2 used, seen on Vertigo tour)

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I'm tired of writing, now but you get the idea.
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Old 05-23-2005, 06:21 PM   #2
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WHEN did u2sound go down??!!!!
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Old 05-23-2005, 06:38 PM   #3
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i don't remember bono using a tele during the pop tour, what songs did he use it on? any pics?
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Old 05-23-2005, 06:46 PM   #4
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i don't remember bono using a tele during the pop tour, what songs did he use it on? any pics?
I thought the same thing, all of the fender and gretsch stuff is straight from the Fender Europe web site. I found it on google when I was searching for Edge's rig.

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WHEN did u2sound go down??!!!!
I'm not sure when, but it hasn't been up for awhile. There is a yahoo group that is kind of pathetic (just because no one uses it, not because of the idea) that was set up in late '04. I'm guessing it was around then. Probably shut down about the same time as U2 guitar archive.
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Old 05-24-2005, 03:12 AM   #5
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Wonder if we could get this hosted somewhere, try and rebuild what we lost when u2sound went. Just a thought...
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Old 05-24-2005, 10:38 AM   #6
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That would be awesome, but I don't know about web page building at all. Not my cup of tea, that's for sure. I think we would need to find out if U2sound was shut down. Otherwise it would be a waste to build it again only to have it shut down.

What else was on u2sound?
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Old 05-24-2005, 11:35 PM   #7
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From what was posted on the site before it shut down, there was some kind of disagreement between the guys who ran it. It wasn't to do with copyright issues etc.. Web page building is no prob, but the only webspace I have is with my isp. Don't know if that would suffice. The had info on pretty much every piece of Edge gear going.
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Old 07-08-2005, 05:40 PM   #8
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I know the Edge tends to use certain guitars for certain songs.
can anyone make a few connections to for me? like for which songs does he use his custom gibson les paul or when does he use his gibson explorer?

thanks!
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Old 07-10-2005, 11:10 AM   #9
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I know the Edge tends to use certain guitars for certain songs.
can anyone make a few connections to for me? like for which songs does he use his custom gibson les paul or when does he use his gibson explorer?

thanks!
Explorer:
I Will Follow
11 O' Clock Tick Tock
New York
Beautiful Day
Miracle Drug
Ultraviolet

Cream LP:
In God's Country
Exit
Walk On
New Years Day (use to be black Strat)
Electric Co (ues to be explorer)
Zoo Station
Desire


That is not a total list, but it's a start.

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Old 07-11-2005, 01:38 AM   #10
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now located at:

www.u2sound-forum.com

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what amps do they boys use? sorry couldn't find the previous thread on this
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Old 08-07-2005, 08:06 PM   #12
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Edge uses s Vox Ac-30 TBs mainly, but i know he has a couple of Fender Vitage somethings also
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Old 08-09-2005, 02:57 PM   #13
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Fom the September Guitar World article:

Guitars:
(main guitars only; list includes numerous pitch-dedicated and string-gauge-dedicated guitars)
- 1967 Fireglo Rickenbacker 330-12
- 1966 Cream Fender Telecaster
- 1966 Lake Placid Blue Fender Telecaster
- 1966 Maple Rickenbacker 330-12
- 1962 Epiphone Sunburst Casino
- 1963 Gretsch 6122 Walnut Country Gentleman
- 1965 Gibson Pelham Blue SG
- 1975 Gibson Cream Les Paul Standard with custom bridge pickup
- 1973 Fender Black Stratocaster with custom-installed bridge pickup
- 1976 Gibson Natural Explorer
- 1962 Fender Sunburst Stratocaster with custom bridge pickup
- 1961 Gibson Sunburst ES-335TD
- Gibson Blonde "Pete Townshend" J-200 acoustic with Fishman bridge transducer
- Two custom Line 6 Variaz Acoustic guitars

Amps:
- Two early sixties Vox AC30TB amps (main amp and backup)
- Custom Vox AC30TB head with Vox 2x12 cabinet
- 1956 Fender Deluze Tweed with Vox vintage 12-inch speaker
- 1958 Fender Deluze Tweed with original Jensen Alnico 12-inch speaker
- Customized Fender Blues Jr.
- Early seventies Vox AC30TB with vintage Jensen Bulldog speakers
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Old 08-06-2006, 06:45 AM   #14
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A lot of u2sound.com is still at archive.org.... just so you know...
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Old 08-06-2006, 09:52 AM   #15
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Here's a web that has a long list of edge's guitars and they/he/she talk about guitars/stompboxes/rack effects and accessories, even capos and slides and picks.

http://edge-equipment.tripod.com/id9.html

scroll up and down and click on places in the top/middle of the page that says guitars,stopboxes,etc.

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