The Comprehensive “Edge”

On May 28, 2011, in Advice, Gear, News, by Magnolia Guitar

Photo (c) Hans Arne Nakrem

I recently took on a new student who enjoys U2. I mean, who doesn’t, right?

I knew some songs that I’ve transcribed in the past, but as a primarily acoustic performer, I had mostly written off U2 songs from my “set” just from a lack of advanced technical knowledge as much as a lack of thousands of dollars in my wallet. Have you seen “It Might Get Loud?” To be blunt, The Edge (aka David Howell Evans) is a gear-head.

So naturally, as with all new students, I did a little additional research. In researching for my lessons on U2,  I came across this amazingly comprehensive resource of The Edge’s guitar gear: A Study of The Edge’s (U2) Guitar Delay by Tim Darling.

Sample Setup (c) Tim Darling

Not only does this site outline his “basic” setup, but it also goes into further detail for individual songs. And although it apparently hasn’t been updated since May 2006, let me tell you it is impressive none the less. Any fan looking to reproduce the U2 sound is recommended to check out this site.


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