Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by TheGuildedAge, Jul 18, 2018.
Weird. Seems like he would do that before they let the audience in.
didn't we all know the edge is obsessive?
it also extends to them taking years to make an album & then not be happy with it
it's always struck me as overkill but hey I can't afford a $1M/year tech :|
I assumed that since many of those sounds are individual boxes / devices, each preset is a new signal flow. Hence, this is more of a line check (after the opening band is done) rather than a tonal sound check. Who knows what kind of wires get touched / moved just before they hit the stage.
Last time I saw U2 was the Elevation tour and Dallas did the same thing then. He came out with a guitar and sound checked when the house was full or almost full.
Edge should just have Dallas go out with a wool cap some nights and let him do the gig and then the Edge can sit back and smoke a big cigar in the Tour Bus and chill...
I love that Dallas just uses a Snark to tune. If that's not a ringing endorsement, I don't know what it is.
I play in an 80s cover band with 90 songs in the repertoire. We use IEMs with backing tracks and vocal cues. I can say that cues are the greatest thing ever. It's especially nice for marking the endings.
In the past I have owned 2 of those '76 Explorers. It would be cool to find out The Edge ended up with at least 1 of them, but I have no way of knowing. Definitely going for WAY more $$$$ than when I owned them.
I got anxiety looking at that pedalboard / switching unit.
actually, he said he uses numerous tuners
Edge doesn't sing solo much, apart from a song on the Popmart tour. But he sings a LOT. his voice has a similar tone to Bono, but with a wide vibrato. I think of the most mis-understood parts of the U2 sound is Edges backing vocals.
It is indeed craziness, unnecessary and over the top, but the Edge and indeed Dallas seem pretty OCD, and they think it's worthwhile. Edge can simplify and sound great - he played Obama's inauguration with a TU-2, TS-9, Boss DD-5 and one AC30. sounded amazing.
No, he does it once the room is full, becuase the acoustic changes a lot when a room fills up.