What would The Edge do at the neighborhood blues jam?

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  1. squeally dan

    squeally dan Member

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    Another thread got me thinking about this. The Edge is really awesome at his thing but can he do anything else? I know he doesn’t need too and he was definitely much better off for coming up with an original sound. Still, how would he fare at the local blues jam? Would he get smoked by a bluez lawyer playing a $5k PRS? How would it go?
     
  2. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    I don't see The Edge as a blues jam kind of player.
     
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    You don’t say? That’s the whole point of the post.
     
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    Are you asking could he show up with a guitar and amp and sit in? Why not? He could play that song they did with B.B. King. He seemed fine trading licks with Jimmy Page and Jack White.
     
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    Your OP strikes me as a fundamentally misguided premise.
     
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    When u2 played with BB King and did the wonderful when Love comes To Town, BB took the first solo that was so fantastic, I just think of the first few notes that descended now and I just go wow!!

    then the edge does his solo and it amounts to kind of hitting long notes w echo, I think simple fourths on the high strings with a lot of his delay and all the ambience.
    So thin sounding I wanted to reach through the music and turn to 10 his mids and bass up and run it through a Behringer EQ you know

    So I guess we could call it, Digital Blues as far as his solo.
     
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    Understand, but can’t you just play along? What if he was forced to play the blues jam and we limit him to only one delay?
     
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    Someone'd come up and ask 'what kinda tubes, speakers, how much does it weigh', etc.
     
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    I remember reading an interview with U2 when they first started is they played originals because they weren't good enough to play other people's music at that time.


    I'm sure they could now after decades of experience and gigs.
     
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    He would be fine as long as he had a few delay pedals with him...
     
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    I suspect his thought bubble would be something along the lines of "Which circle of hell did Dante put the local blues jam in?"

    I still don't think "bluze jamz" are a real thing. I've never seen one. But I can't imagine any musical setting worse than trading bluze lix in some kind of bizarre competition where people are worried about "getting smoked".
     
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    Are you saying "tone is in the pedals?":wave
     
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    They occasionally include cover tunes in their sets.
     
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    He’d set his custom delay to 75 years, channel a young Hubert Sumlin, set the mix just perfect and it would be Glor-ee-ahhh- ous.

    I mean why not, right?
     
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    Forced?

    Someone's going to force Dave to play the blues? Is the Mafia somehow involved? Perhaps an Irish militant group has his family hostage and their demands are he must play the blues or they die?
     
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    Why would they be able to cover other people's songs now if they couldn't before and haven't spent any time developing that particular talent? I know guys who have played really heavy hard rock, almost metal, covers, but who have never played blues before and can't follow a simple I-IV-V 12 bar blues pattern...they just don't feel the changes. I can't feel bluegrass changes.
    Just because you've never seen a blues jam doesn't mean they don't exist...
    Dude does use some delay...
     
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    What if Spartacus had a Piper Cub?
     
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    Thanks, that always cracks me up and I was just thinking of it when it appeared.
     

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