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Old 09-06-2007, 08:07 PM   #21
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yeah it is
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Old 09-07-2007, 11:21 AM   #22
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@Pero, Dirty Day is fairly easy i found
it was a retorical question to a previous post.
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Old 09-07-2007, 09:28 PM   #23
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huh, sorry I didnt read it right
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Old 09-26-2007, 01:15 AM   #24
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I think that none of the U2 songs are hard to play - insofar as notes, etc are concerned. The Edge tends to be pretty melodic and he is also of the less is more school of thot.
That said, the most difficult thing about playing U2 is getting the sound (effects, EQ) right. Short of using the same effects that Edge uses (and in some cases, the same guitar type) you're going to fine that it's a bit impossible to recreate the sounds on record.
There are some good enuf substitutes: for example, I use an E-Bow for the sustain notes in With Or Without You (in addition to Boss DD-3 Delay, Ibanez TS7 Tubescreamer and Boss CH-1 Chorus) which comes pretty close when played with a Stratocaster.
For Mysterious Ways, I use a Rickenbacker fed thru a Chorus, Boss PH-2 Phaser and Boss OD-2 Overdrive to get that rough crunchy sound in the intro/chorus. For the Zoo TV solo at the end, I add the delay but take out the phaser (using a slide as well).
The trick is playing EXACTLY to what The Edge is doing, because his timing isn't conventional at all. It's mostly done out of "feel" than technicality (e.g. Sunday Bloody Sunday chugga part after the solo; or even the verses for Vertigo).
That's what I find the hardest. But I also agree possibly the solo for the Zoo TV Bullet The Blue Sky is the hardest solo from U2, probably followed by New Year's Day playing BOTH the piano and guitar (like what Edge does live). The rest are pretty easy I find, even the early stuff like Gloria.
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Old 10-22-2007, 01:14 PM   #25
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the fly and untill the end of the world are really hard to play how the edge plays it... ive got the sheet music best of 1990-2000 and gee some of the stuff is preety hard.

one is very hard to master

and also even better then the real thing and stuck in a moment
One is tough but once you get the riff memorized it's not too difficult to adapt to your playing style.

The Fly is effin' simple. The hardest part about Until the End of the World (for me) is getting my pinky to hit the sus note on the riff.

EBTTRT is effectively impossible to play without an octaver, but if you've got one it's not too hard.

Never tried Stuck, I can see how it could be complex.

The only songs I've tried that are really tough to play are Bullet the Blue Sky (live versions) and Two Hearts Beat as One.
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:35 PM   #26
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Please is pretty hard. Pop is an easy record in the area of effects, but there are some tricky songs on that one.
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Old 10-29-2007, 03:25 PM   #27
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I wish I had some effects, because then I could actually try some real U2 sound.
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Old 10-29-2007, 08:19 PM   #28
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I wish I had some effects, because then I could actually try some real U2 sound.
same here. mine dont sound very close to it because the only effects i have are on my amp or my delay pedal.

and yeah i learned in a little while=easy

i still think Pride is hard though, i havent really mastered it.
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Old 11-07-2007, 04:33 PM   #29
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I looked at the bass tab for Stateless and nearly cried. But that's probably just cos I suck
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the solo ending from ZooTV is what i meant
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sorry...from Dirty Day
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