The Edge likes to play as few notes as possible...
"I like a nice ringing sound on guitar, and most of my chords I find two strings and make them ring the same note, so it's almost like a 12-string sound. So for E I might play a B, E, E and B and make it ring. It works very well with the Gibson Explorer. It's funny because the bass end of the Explorer was so awful that I used to stay away from the low strings, and a lot of the chords I played were very trebly, on the first four, or even three strings. I discovered that through using this one area of the fretboard I was developing a very stylized way of doing something that someone else would play in a normal way."Lately I've used my electric guitar with a distortion pedal to create some parts for a song I'm recording. However, this video makes me want to pull out my delay effects box to see if I can come up with some new creative songwriting ideas.
It's nice to feel inspired!
Till next time...
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