Premiere Guitar Rig Rundown: The Edge

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  1. BlackbirdVintageMusic

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    Those first four albums were not nearly as diverse tone, guitar, and effect-wise as the last eleven. If they only had to play songs from 1980-84 then Dallas wouldn't need to have been hired and that Rig Rundown would have been 15 minutes long. The guitar pick question/answer alone would have been five minutes shorter.
     
  2. Baba

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    You sure about that? Here's a pic I took from the concert. It would certainly be strange to have an Atomic logo behind him instead of a Fractal logo, and Fractal doesn't hold endorsements from what I recall:

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  3. A-Bone

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    Doesn't Atomic make FRFR cabinets like the kind one might use with Fractal gear if one still wanted a stage amplifier experience?
     
  4. Baba

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    They do, but Fractal is a completely different company, and there were no speakers of any kind on stage, and he uses IEMs.

    Furthermore, he's been using a Marshall JMP-1 preamp for decades, and I haven't seen anything that says he switched to Fractal or anything else.
     
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  5. louderock

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    I did some touring with Phil’s other band called Delta Deep 2016 - 2017 and became friends with his guitar tech who also works with Alex Lifeson. At that time, Phil was using Axe FX for the Def Leppard stuff and I think the other guys in the band were, too. For Delta Deep he played a Blackstar.
     
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  6. Papanate

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    My friend is the FOH Engineer for Def Leppard - Collens has been using a Fractal for at least 2 years
    in Leppard. Neil Schon with Journey is also using a Fractal.

    Both have commented that the convenience factor of having the right 'amp sound'
    saved for each venue - the speed of setup - and the ease of tweaking and transporting
    are major reasons for using the Fractals.

    In short those guys road lives are incredibly simplified.
     
  7. big mike

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    Edge is not even CLOSE to what Joe was talking about. He's a legit player.
     
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  8. Baba

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    Good to know, and smart. Good on both of them. Collen sounded great IMO, Schon, not so much.

    I don't now about that 'speed of setup' thing for Neal, he had a conventional cab and like 4 FRFR cabs behind him, (a rack for the Fractals), with his normal sized pedalboard in front of him, so I'm not sure how much time he's saving from before :D

    Again tho, it's about time, Fractal has only been around for what, 10+ years?
     
  9. big mike

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    Yeah I seem to remember something about Phil switching..but still had a JMP 1 on board in his rack...
    neal's been using them for quite awhile.
     
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    I think Edge is very in-tune to tone, and is unforgiving in that respect. He knows what these pieces of gear do to the sound. Evidenced by Dallas talking about the mic, which AC30, etc.
     
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    dallas can play the stuff too.

     
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  12. TheGuildedAge

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    I'm a huge U2 fan, so I am biased. But I walked right by Dallas in Philly. He was on his way to the trucks and I could have bumped shoulders with him.

    One of my favorite parts was seeing all the road cases that just said U2: DUBLIN.

    I don't know why I thought that was so cool.
     
  13. Pedal Dan

    Pedal Dan The Island of Misfit Pedals

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    Joe who? ;)
     
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    That guy is everything that a good guitar tech should be. Awesome.
     
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  15. supergenius365

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    Was he the opening act?!?! There's a lot of people in the stands for a soundcheck!!
     
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  16. Deluzion

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    I really prefer Rig Rundowns where they actual guitarist is part of the interview. Its their stuff i dont want to hear it from the guy nursing the guitar. I want the artist to explain and talk about why they use whatever they decided to use.
     
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    It's nice that he respects his boss, but I really got sick of the endless worship after a while. I like the Edge, but he's not God.
     
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    He is, if he's paying you $1m / yr to change your strings and adjust a truss rod or two (or 34).
     
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  19. TheGuildedAge

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    God can’t touch Edge’s sense of melody nor rhythm.
     
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  20. Tony

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    Seen them 3x now; each time Dallas came out before U2 hit the stage and ran thru Edge’s presets like that.
     
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