|ROTOSOUND advert - Musician magazine - Sep 1992
|* click photo for larger view *
- Keyser: The Edge was using Keyser capos at the beginning
of the Elevation tour but later switched to the more stationary Shubb capo. This might be due to Bono's striking at his LP
Goldtop during the 'duel' feature in "Until The End of the World". With the spriing loaded Keyser, it can easily be pushed
out of tune.
- Shubb: Used after the Keyser capo during the Elevation
tour and holding over for capo duties during the Vertigo tour. Again, this choice might be more to overall stability
of this model versus the spring loaded Keyser
CASES / STANDS:
HERDIM blue tear drop picks.
These are available at the following sites/dealers
Dunlop slides. I've seen Edge use both chrome and brass over the years. I've not read or heard of any particular
Dallas Schoo has developed the 'ring slide' that The Edge has been seen using for "Sometimes You Can't Make
It On Your Own" and "Miracle Drug" during the Vertigo tour. Desecribed before the tour as his 'secret weapon', said one fan,
it is merely as the name suggests - a slide the size of a ring. This allowing for one to play chords and single note figures
and slide without putting on/taking off a full size slide. Naturally, this works great for a standard tuned guitar when the
desire notes are not that of an open tuned guitar but that of one or two strings only.
The Edge has experimented some with strings over the years. In the 1980's and early 1990's, he seemed to
favour ROTOSOUND nickel composite strings. I've seen at least 2 separate adverts for Rotosound strings featuring The
Edge in magazines between 1984 & 1992. It seems that most sets were .11's but there may have been some experimentation
with sizes along the way.
That said, the March 2002 Guitar Player article entitled: "Set-Ups of the Stars: The Edge" [by: Gary
Brawer // page #25], states - "Schoo strings up the guitar with ERNIE BALL's (gauged .010-.046),
and winds about two and a half turns of string around each of the post. He uses a mixture of hobby wheel lube and graphite
to keep the strings from sticking to the bone nut."
I have heard some other U2/The Edge fans insist that The Edge is using DR strings.
NOTE: So at the time of this particular
entry [08/16/2006], I can not say for 100% certain what brand and gauge that The Edge might be using - as it might be varying
between guitars. Ah yes, another question for Dallas Schoo...