Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Guitar is very versatile, says The Edge

Top rock musician The Edge has hailed the versatility of the electric guitar.
Great deals on musical instruments

The electric guitar has been hailed as a highly versatile instrument by rock legend The Edge.

According to the U2 star, whose hits include Vertigo, Beautiful Day and Sunday Bloody Sunday, many instruments produce a fairly similar sound, regardless of who is playing them.

Indeed, he told the Telegraph that a trumpet sounds pretty much like a trumpet in anybody's hands, as does a piano.

However, The Edge said this is not true of a guitar, which he believes produces a different sound for each person.

"There's something about the guitar," he commented.

"The range of possibilities is much broader."

He said he was struck by this realisation during the making of his recent movie documentary It Might Get Loud, an exploration of the electric guitar with Jimmy Page and Jack White.

However, he admitted that he does usually try to avoid jamming with other guitar players, as he likes to compose with the instrument rather than mess around with an endless and nondescript chord progression.

Buy an electric guitar nowADNFCR-2133-ID-19539575-ADNFCR

Posted on 5 Jan 2010 12:03 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Once again Cubase continue to pave the path of innovation with Cubase Pro 9

7 Dec 2016 14:34
thumbnail

With thousands of new presets and a vast array of functions, the Predator 2 brings next level sound quality and user defined audio manipulation to the players immediate disposal

29 Nov 2016 15:53
thumbnail

With a new arpeggiator and synthesizer at the users disposal, several user requested updates provide the player with more versatility than ever before

29 Nov 2016 14:51
thumbnail

A limited time edition of the Akai MPK Mini MK 2, the white equivalent operates as an eye catching alternative that looks as good as it sounds.

28 Nov 2016 15:37
thumbnail

Through registering with Focusrite you can expect a multitude a number of unique and exclusive plug-ins every month

12 Oct 2016 14:39
thumbnail

Featuring a newly refurbished look and design, KRK deliver the goods once again

30 Sep 2016 16:23

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Changing colour from its previous grey to a sleek black, the Launch Control XL's appearance has been re imagined to keep it inline with its Launch key and Launchpad counterparts.

7 Dec 2016 09:23
thumbnail

Designed to simulate various classic amp tones, Supro's Tremolo Pedal introduces the new school to the old school

6 Dec 2016 11:16
thumbnail

A premium belt-drive turntable that features wireless streaming, the BT-500 has been designed to extract every musical detail of your record collection

5 Dec 2016 15:00
thumbnail

With new windows drivers installed and great savings to be made on selected models, Focusrite are giving you more and more reasons to be merry this Christmas

1 Dec 2016 14:51
thumbnail

Straight from the 90's, the legendary synth has been given a modern makeover to make it more versatile than ever

1 Dec 2016 12:48
thumbnail

Those who purchase a Zen Tour, Zen Studio, Orion Studio, Orion 32, Orion 32 or Goliath interface will be eligible to receive a free copy of PreSonus' Studio One

30 Nov 2016 10:42