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The Edge's Les Paul Auctioned For Charity + The Edge Gear Guide

Published: Mon April 23, 2007  News Feed

U2's The Edge has donated his favourite guitar to a charity he co-founded to replace instruments lost or destroyed when Hurricane Katrina hit the US.

"I wanted to give something really significant," the guitarist told the Associated Press news agency.

Almost 200 other items have been given to the Music Rising organisation for the Icons of Music auction, which ended on 21 April. They included a saxophone signed by former US President Bill Clinton and an Elvis Presley recording contract.

The 45-year-old musician has used the 1975 Gibson Les Paul guitar  throughout his years with the band.

U2's Adam Clayton donated a bass guitar to the auction, while bandmate Larry Mullen gave a pair of tom-tom drums and Bono donated a pair of designer sunglasses

Wanna sound like...The Edge:

Here's how to get a sound as close as possible to The Edge's.

 Tip: The Edge uses two delay sounds (short and long) at the same time: "They work together to become a part of one delay sound. When I use two delays, I like to mess with the pitch modulation of the delay signal. It increases the depth of the sound and gives it a tremendous 3-D sensation."

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