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Old 12-04-2008, 07:57 PM   #1
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U2 Shimmering sound

I hear lots about Edge's "shimmer".

What are some examples of parts of songs that i can hear this?

also, is there a single effect that is largely responsible for this sound, or have we deducted it mostly Edge's crazy chain of effect and processors?
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The ZooTv version of Running to Stand Still is a great place to hear it. He bring it in a bit stronger at the the end of the 1st chorus.



It is a single effect. Edge uses an AMS unit run through a custom built interface from CAE. He also uses and Eventide that can do shimmer and other similar sounds. ie Crystal Echos heard on the into of the Elevation version of The Fly.

There are several units out there that can achieve the effect. The Verbzilla from Line 6 is a simple choice since it is a single effects pedal. The shimmer is as good as other pieces of rack gear (Digitech DHP33, Axe-fx, Eventide) but it works pretty well
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I managed to make a somewhat close approximation using various Garageband effects, but it sounds a bit different and has to be rendered after the fact, because it's too much processing to do in real time apparently.
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I really want to get a Verbzilla after watching this...
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I really want to get a Verbzilla after watching this...
Holy shit, me too!
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Old 12-12-2008, 12:56 PM   #7
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Seriously.

I think I want that guy's entire pedal board, while we're at it.
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It does indeed sound pretty good, but it doesn't look cheap.
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I really want to get a Verbzilla after watching this...
Who's that in the video. Sweet pedalboard and tone.
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Looks like he's got a Blues Jr and an ac30. The setup's a little complex for my poor brain (gimme a guitar, an overdrive, delay, reverb, tremelo, and my blues jr and I'm good).
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Me too!!
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the key to the verbzilla is splitting your signal to go through clean into the verbzilla and out to its own amp. throw in a volume pedal and you're golden
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That's my pedal board.

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I want your pedal board
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That's my pedal board.

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beautifull sound you have Gerry
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That's my pedal board.

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Wonderful videos! Your tone is spot on.
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Thanks for all your comments.

The pedalboard was a long time in the making - the wiring is a work of art. Was a fun project.

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I really want to get a Verbzilla after watching this...
But the Verbzilla does not have true-bypass switching.

I was always told that you should stay away from pedals that do not feature true-bypass.
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But the Verbzilla does not have true-bypass switching.

I was always told that you should stay away from pedals that do not feature true-bypass.
Personally, I dont think true-bypass is as big of an issue for something like shimmer if you are running it split from your main signal chain.
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