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Old 08-12-2005, 05:08 AM   #21
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Edge broke the E string during A Celebration once, can't remember when.

He also broke a string in Howth (?) in 1978, which promptly stopped the show.
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Old 12-20-2005, 03:17 AM   #22
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I read an article in a guitar mag today, interviewing Edge and Dallas. Apparently he has upwards of 30 guitars on the road, all which are tuned for different variations etc. I remember this show a while back had him on and he was in NY at his favourite guitar store buying a few more. As for stringing, on the new DVD Dallas says he strings for around 9 hours or something.
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Old 12-20-2005, 03:37 AM   #23
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I'm just shocked that Dallas still considers Edge the best guitar player in the world even after been his tuning/stringing slave for 9 hours a day.

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Old 12-22-2005, 11:18 PM   #24
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Vertigo -- Blonde Tele
Sunday Bloody Sunday -- Blonde Tele
And even that's a little misleading, they're not the same guitar.
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Old 12-23-2005, 11:10 AM   #25
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only? can't be.


Vertigo -- Blonde Tele
I Will Follow -- Explorer
Electric Co. -- Cream Les Paul
Eelvation -- Gibson SG
New Year's Day -- Cream Les Paul
Beautiful Day -- Explorer
Still Haven't Found -- Black & White Strat
City of Blinding Lights -- Gretsch Country Gentleman
Miracle Drug -- Explorer
Sometimes -- Fireglo Rick
Love and Peace or Else -- Glitter Variax
Sunday Bloody Sunday -- Blonde Tele
Bullet the Blue Sky -- Black & White Strat
Miss Sarajevo -- none
Pride -- Black & White Strat
Streets -- Black & Black Strat
One -- Cream Les Paul

Zoo Station -- Cream Les Paul
The Fly -- Custom Variax
With or Without You -- Black Fernandes Retrorocket
All Because of You -- Epiphone Casino
Yaweh -- Gibson Jumbo
Vertigo -- Blonde Telecaster


that's 14 different gutiars for the standard Vertigo setlist
There must be more. The Tele Edge uses for Sunday bloody sunday us tuned down one full step, thus a different one from the normal tuned Vertigo Tele. The Strat being used for I still haven't found is also tuned down a full step, thus not the same colored Strat used for BTBS. And I've seen his roadie use a blue gray Tele, the one he used for Discotheque. Which makes for a total of 17. Exactly the number I once heard being used.
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I'm just shocked that Dallas still considers Edge the best guitar player in the world even after been his tuning/stringing slave for 9 hours a day.

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Yeah. I think it's slavery too! Should Dallas deserve an assistant? D seems like a really nice, humble guy from the things he say and from what fans have to say about him.

So that settle it that Edge changes guitar strings everyday.
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Old 12-24-2005, 09:46 PM   #27
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There must be more. The Tele Edge uses for Sunday bloody sunday us tuned down one full step, thus a different one from the normal tuned Vertigo Tele. The Strat being used for I still haven't found is also tuned down a full step, thus not the same colored Strat used for BTBS. And I've seen his roadie use a blue gray Tele, the one he used for Discotheque. Which makes for a total of 17. Exactly the number I once heard being used.
Also, the "Black and White Strat" for Pride is not the same as the Streets one, the Pride guitar is a full step down where as the Streets one is tuned normally.
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Also, the "Black and White Strat" for Pride is not the same as the Streets one, the Pride guitar is a full step down where as the Streets one is tuned normally.
He's actually playing a sunburst Strat on Pride.
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Old 12-24-2005, 10:22 PM   #29
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Does Edge have a spare for every guitar?

I have seen him snap a string and he needs to switch a guitar immediately.

I also wonder if Dallas ever keeps the same guitar strings on for 2 shows in a row. Maybe spend his downtime selling guitar picks on ebay.

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Old 12-25-2005, 04:32 PM   #30
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Does Edge have a spare for every guitar?

I have seen him snap a string and he needs to switch a guitar immediately.

I also wonder if Dallas ever keeps the same guitar strings on for 2 shows in a row. Maybe spend his downtime selling guitar picks on ebay.

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I don't think Edge has "duplicate" guitars, so to speak, but I'm sure he has alternates should something go wrong. The exceptions, I would imagine, are the two Variax (did I get the name right? The Love and Peace/The Fly guitars) acoustics, and the cream Les Paul. I'm almost positive I've heard of him breaking a string on the LP and Dallas having to give him the gold-top as a replacement.
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Old 12-25-2005, 05:09 PM   #31
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Could the FLY/LAPOE guitars be interchangable as alternatives?(ie: they have the same tuning?)

I think I've seen Edge use different guitars on the same song during a tour. I've also closely watched Dallas during an Elevation final check-up. He had the IWF Tomahawk and going over the setlist and briefly checking each sound effect. Distortion for chords on BD, the chimy part on BD, one strum of the UTEOTW intro, the fuzz sound on Elevation etc..... All on the same guitar.

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Could the FLY/LAPOE guitars be interchangable as alternatives?(ie: they have the same tuning?)
Nope, The Fly is in Eb, and LAPOE is in open D. So trying to play the wrong song on those guitars would be somewhat disasterous.

And while the only thing stopping Edge from using the same guitar for the whole show is tuning, he evidently prefers not to do it that way.
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What is Edges fav guitar shop? does anyone know?
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Old 03-12-2006, 06:28 PM   #34
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during the 2nd mexico city show, which i attended, edge had problems with his custom variax, so dallas gave him the glittery one, and he played it, i got the DVD from that show, and it only took around a minute to switch the guitar, theyve got to be tuned the same, 'cos then adam should change his bass as well
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during the 2nd mexico city show, which i attended, edge had problems with his custom variax, so dallas gave him the glittery one, and he played it, i got the DVD from that show, and it only took around a minute to switch the guitar, theyve got to be tuned the same, 'cos then adam should change his bass as well
Actually, the variax has 2 modes for each modlel. One is standard tuning, the second is an alt tuning of your chioce. You can go open tunings, capo tunings or you own tuning set up. The guitar itslef is ALWAYS tuned standard, but what comes out of it is the different tuning.

I would assume that Edge uses different guitar models for Fly and LAPOE set up for each on both guitars that way they could use either guitar. The key would be having the right model and mode selected for the given song.

Either way, Edge is playing with the right tuning for the song on either guitar and playing along with Adams tuning.
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Old 03-19-2006, 11:56 AM   #36
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i read somewhere that adam has 9 basses on tour which doesnt include his gibsons & acoustic
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well then i stand corrected
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Old 03-24-2006, 05:40 PM   #38
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Alot of the songs on this tour have been in different keys, I think I read something about dallas having to change the tuning to match .
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Alot of the songs on this tour have been in different keys, I think I read something about dallas having to change the tuning to match .
I don't think this was an issue once the tour started, there was just a comment made in rehersal that Bono wasn't sure what key he wanted to sing in... and a couple of changes were indeed made from the Elevation setup that I assume they started with (Streets in D, SBS in C, and in rehersals in Vancouver I believe SBS was attempted in D! a first?).
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Old 03-25-2006, 12:51 PM   #40
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Adam probably has around 20-25 different basses, assuming he hasn't sold any. This comes from an Adam fanatic who analyzes every taped+officially released live performance, every album booklet picture, countless tour and studio photos, you name it. (What can I say? The guy is my hero.) He has alot that he doesn't use on the road but uses once and a while in the studio, his Les Paul or Musicman Stingray being fine examples.
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