ICONS of MUSIC II Auction
- May 31, 2008
ADAM CLAYTON STAGE, VIDEO AND STUDIO-PLAYED BASS GUITAR:
1972 Fender Jass Electric Bass with “off-set” contoured waist body design.
The Following information is from Dallas Schoo, U2’s long-tmie
This is a 1972 Fender Natural Jazz Electric Bass.
Adam Clayton recorded with this instrument on U2’s The Unforgettable Fire
album in 1984. It’s original color ten was a sunburst finish and was used on the follow-up U2 The Unforgettable Fire
tour. He also used this bass on subsequent U2
The Unforgettable Fire related videos.
Adam also performed with ths bass when it was still with its’ sunburst color
finish as U2’s 1985 London Wembley
Stadium “Live Aid” appearance on the songs “Bad” and “Sunday Bloody Sunday” which can be seen on You Tube.
Adam replaced the bass’ neck with a vintage 70’s-era rosewood
neck, had the sunburst finish stripped down to its
present “natural” finish in the later years and also replaced the dark original “pick guard” with one more compatible to the natural-finish vintage white one that
remains on the bass to this day.