Edge's Rig Rundown on PG

Edge's Rig Rundown on PG
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#1

I started watching this out of idle curiosity and couldn’t stop… Lot’s of insights and cool tips. Wow!


#2

Here you go. Reminiscing today after watching the video. A track off one of my “desert island” CDs. These guys are proof that “the whole is greater than the sum of the parts”…


#3

I can’t even imagine how much of a headache it’d be to be his tech. So much gear involved and he makes so many changes it’s crazy. Definitely fun to see though!!


#4

I agree. I enjoy a lot of their music, but I’m not a huge fan, so I was kind of thinking about that poor tech while he was marveling at the level of perfection that was expected. U2’s music does require the Edge to make a lot of things happen with effects, and his right hand is very, very talented to be able to make the echoes sound right, but I wouldn’t last one night as his guitar tech. If the box is in tune, plug it in and play it until it goes out of tune, then get another one.


#5

Ha! I admit I kept finding myself wondering if Edge could REALLY hear the difference between the capacitors on each of his wireless setups. Regardless, that is some super-human attention to detail. I’m sure his guitar tech is paid well too.


#6

Wouldn’t surprise me.

One thing about vintage amps is that they were voiced for the conditions of the day - and that usually involved a long, coily cable which acts as a capacitor bleeding off high end to ground. So, if you plug a wireless transmitter, which might roll of no highs at all, straight into an amp or otherwise buffer it before going through the effects chain, you end up with a sound that’s way too bright.

So, a capacitor between guitar output and wireless transmitter can serve an important place in getting a signal that hits the amp right.

The line 6 wireless series has selectable capacitors than mimic cables of different lengths.


#7

Good point!