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Adam Clayton: Stage and Studio

FENDER | ADAM CLAYTON 'ARTIST SERIES' JAZZ BASS 
(Coming FALL 2014)

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WARWICK | ADAM CLAYTON CUSTOM STREAMER CV 

Warwick introduced the Streamer CV - Classic Vintage - bass at NAMM 2013. Now Adam Clayton ordered his own Custom Shop Streamer CV according to his personal needs. 

This bass comes with a Swamp Ash body, a one-piece-maple neck and a maple fingerboard with a 9 1/2" radius equipped with Mother-of-pearl inlays. 

Adam Clayton's Streamer CV is fired with passive Seymour Duncan SPB-3 pickups combined with passive MEC electronics. 

Matching with the beautiful Gold Solid Finish, Warwick dressed this Custom Shop Streamer with a white pearl celluloid pickguard. 

WARWICK | STREAMER LX GOLD SPARKLE

From Warwick:


Ash body, flamed maple neck and fingerboard, non-adjustable Nut, block inlays, matching headstock, Seymour Duncan antiquity II pickups, fully passive. The neck is a custom shape, so this is our “jazz bass”…. Really cool piece.

ADAM CLAYTON | AGUILAR AMPLIFICATION

ADAM CLAYTON | AGUILAR AMPLIFICATION
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Tone Hammer 500

 
U2’s bassist Adam Clayton, an Aguilar endorsing artist since 2008, recently picked up a Tone Hammer 500 amp head and a stack of SL 112 cabinets.
 
Known for his big, warm tone, Adam was drawn to his new rig because, despite its lightweight, it delivers a full, punchy sound.
 
“We are incredibly excited to have Adam playing through our Tone Hammer 500 head and SL 112 cabinets,” comments Dale Titus, Aguilar Amplification’s Sales & Marketing Manager.
 
On U2’s recent 3-year U2360 World Tour Adam was backed up by a full complement of Aguilar DB 751 heads and an impressive wall of Aguilar cabinets, bringing Aguilar’s sound to over 50 countries.
 
To have Adam now playing through our Tone Hammer 500 is further validation that even though it only weighs four pounds,” adds Dale Titus, “the Tone Hammer 500 provides a massive sonic experience.
 
* More information forthcoming *

ADAM CLAYTON | AGUILAR AMPLIFICATION
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SL 112 Cabinet

ADAM CLAYTON | SADOWSKY GUITARS, LTD.

ADAM CLAYTON | SADOWSKY GUITARS, LTD.
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'Will Lee' model

It seems that Adam Clayton is still in search of the perfect bass. While he has a great number of fine vintage and new bass guitars, he has recently enlisted the skills of Sandowsky Guitars Ltd to make 4-bass guitars (thus far) for him.

Here's what Dallas Schoo (Edge's longtime guitar tech) had to say about the new bass guitars:
 
"Just a heads up on how wonderful your 4 basses are....beautiful instruments and so much "weight" and deep tone with a very light weight bass......amazing. The Will Lee is killer and the PJs so balanced. Adam has been tracking away and not having to break the momentum dialing in his sound.....Just a very good marriage of effortless tone that seems inherent with the overall design. The entire band and the production team could not be happier".

Nice one,
Dallas Schoo/U2
 
* More information forthcoming *

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"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