Adam Clayton: Stage and Studio
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1991>1993 era - gear

Adam & The Edge during the ZOOROPA sessions (pic below)



* per Musician magazine. September 1992 *


ADAM CLAYTON plays: Fender Precision basses and uses a Moog Taurus Mark I pedal MIDI'd to an E-Max Plus sampler. His switching system is a Bradshaw Rocktron. What are Adam's effects? Well, he puts on a sophisticated accent...  Oh, effects! He uses a Boss Chorus Ensemble and OD-S1 distortion pedals, and Ibanez UE400 multi-FX, an Ibanez DM1000 digital delay, a 120-X and a Drawmer DS201 noise gate. All this is transmitted by a Sony wireless. His tuners are Korg DT-1 and a Boss TU-12. Adam's preamps are two Alembic F28's and an Ampeg SVT II-P; he has BSS FDS-360 Crossovers. The power amps: two C-Audio SR707s, two C-Audio RA 3000s and a C-Audio RA2000. All of this majesty comes out of a pair of JBL spears -- 4755A and 4745A. The bass is mic’d with Sennheiser M421s and a Countryman direct box.  


Fender - Precision - 1972 - tobacco finish (finish worn to almost natural)

* More info forthcoming *


Alembic F28 – Pre-Amps [2]

Ampeg SVT II-P

BSS FDS-360 Crossovers

C-Audio SR707 [2]

C-Audio RA 3000 [2]

C-Audio RA2000 [2]

JBL speakers -- 4755A and 4745A [2]


Boss – Chorus Ensemble

Boss – OD-1 distortion pedals

Boss TU-12 – tuner

Bradshaw Rocktron – Switching system

Drawmer DS201 noise gate

E-Max Plus sampler

Ibanez UE400 multi-FX

Ibanez DM1000 digital delay

Korg DT-1 – tuner

Moog – Taurus Mark I


Countryman – Direct Box

Sennheiser M421 – Microphones

Sony wireless


"So there I was, fifteen years old, with a dark brown Ibanez-copy bass guitar and no amp. I had no idea what I was supposed to do with it. Absolutely none. Not a clue. It just sounded good to me." - Adam Clayton