Adam Clayton: Stage and Studio
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A Bit About Adam's Bass Guitars

* Click pic to read e-mail from Dan Lakin *
Lakland - Darryl Jones model - 2005 - natural swamp ash finish

Adam's bass guitars, safely tucked away
Vertigo tour // 2005-2006

U2's home base has Hanover Quay since around 1996. They have a studio, practice room and storage facility there. In the spring of 2002, as U2 were in Los Angeles for the Grammy Awards, there was a flood after a sea wall broke. This flood did breach the first floor - storage area - of Hanover Quay. From what I've heard, there was a great amount of each of the band members equipment that was lost in the flood.
As to which of Adam's bass' were destroyed, I am not 100% certain. But this would explain why Dallas Schoo helped obtain the Sherwood Green and Shoreline Gold Fender Jazz Bass' for Adam; as per the VH-1 "Vertigo tour" special. It is also why there were new addition to his line of Lakland Bass guitars. As to which of Adam's bass' were destroyed, I am not 100% certain.


"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