LUKE:

Photo of Luke Pepper looking like the The Edge of U2

 

Also known as 'The Spaceman' formed Achtung Baby in 1992 whom would become called  U2 2 in 2007.

 

What was that John Lennon said? 'Life is what happens to you whilst you're busymaking other plans'. Why am I doing this and not sat on a beach being served Pina Coladas by sexy Cuban ladies? I cannot answer that question. Perhaps a single-malt shared with a country-rock gall, sat on our porch whilst watching the Sun set. (Luke will you get on with your biography please?)

 

Where was I....yes, music, U2, tribute band, little money, day to day grief, can you play this song, when are you coming to Albania, can you ask The Edge if he'll sign me this, the venue have decided to cancel your show, it's only five hours in the van, how do you get that sound on Zooropa, do you really need all these guitars, who's nicked my fucking sandwiches, we'll fly you in by helicopter, my wife in Russia will not believe I've just met U2, do you charge less for twenty minutes, I'm leaving the band and taking the last four gigs wages with me, I've only had three months to learn that song, do you like Brazilian girls, do you play weddings, it worked fine at home, do you play any Queen songs, we've cancelled but can I pay you in Coke, I know you've got all your settings but can you change them all, do you all believe in God, can we build a screen around the drums, is it that important we play In God's Country, it's 5am so I'm staying up, after expenses we all get £53.87, I sent you 3000 flyers weeks ago and they're all still in that box, who's scratched my new guitar case, anybody got any batteries, my girlfriend's mad about U2 and Joe Dolce, it's purely cosmetic, I used to teach this shit, I hope you're not vegans because we're having a barbecue, you were not playing that verse right, you weren't either, if there's a fire alarm I'll carry her, do you live near Bono, our Edge doesn't mime, we all look like catalogue models, she'll have anything but she's really into older men, can I have one of your plectrums, why has he changed the sound now we're on stage, will you come to my friend's wedding, two lesbians and one of Robert Plant's old  groupies, the Gibson headstock is fucked, one day I'm cleaning toilets and then I'm headlining a festival, when you met U2 who was the tallest, I hate Bono but you guys are awesome, I'm a make-up artist not a fucking plastic surgeon, your girlfriends just wet the top of my amp, how many toll roads are in France, £10,000 for one gig is fine by us, would you play a far-right convention, that's £320 a year on Ernie Ball strings, two gay men want to buy us all drinks, service stations are a rip-off, I swear to God it was a transvestite driving, I've not even touched the surface of this Eventide, no lift you are fucking joking, two monitors should not go out of phase, what was that Zeppelin song you were playing in sound check, can you sign both tits, don't fall off the roof as we're not insured, I know you're cleaning but I really need a shit, it was hot no booze and no women without beards, you only played half of Bad, you only played a bad half, can you play two sets so they can get a drink in between, we thought that you were hiring that, don't bump it or we're not insured, U2 go on after the speeches, all I saw was your arse on that TV screen, can you play that for my mother, they did call it arson so I'm watching you guys before they come for me, Exit is so much better played fast, I can't travel up there for hundred quid, even the Manic Street Preachers would use that toilet, I need to tune these up where it's not raining on me, why didn't you just pull up the bollards, so you've six Irish girls and a bag of whizz, well this is why I'm Buddhist as my heart won't take anymore.........ask me again why I play The Edge?

 

GEAR:

 

It has taken me years to recreate U2 not only to find the right musicians, but to master The Edges sounds and through trial and error the only way to truly get edges sounds, is to get the same gear that Edge is using live on stage. Whilst this has taken me years and is a working progress here is the gear i am currently operating with:

 

Guitars : Black 1974 USA Fender Stratocaster

Black 2000 USA Fender Stratocaste

Sunburst 1957 USA Fender Stratocaster

Cream 2004 USA Fender Telecaster

Olympic white Gibson Les Paul Custom (for theatres)

Cream Hand made Gibson Clone Les Paul

Gordon Smith Hand made Explorer

Rickenbacker 330 (for theatres)

Washburn Acoustic

Epiphone 335

 

Amps: 1967 VOX AC30 with Bulldog Speakers (for theatres)

1995 VOX AC30 with Greenback Celestions

2005 VOX AC30 with Custom Wharfdales

2008 VOX AC15

1998 Fender Tweed Deluxe (for theatres)

 

Effects: Eventide Harmoniser H3000se

Eventide Eclipse

Korg SDD3000

Line 6 Pod Pro

Korg A3 multi effects

Korg A3 beta unit multi effects

Roland GP100 preamp

TC Electronics D-Two

TC Electronics G-major

TC Electronics G-major

Lexicon MX300 Delay and reverb unit

Lexicon MXP200 reverb unit

Behringer DI800

Behringer DI400

Behringer MIDI 1010

Behringer MIDI 1010

Tascam MD350

VOX LE multi effects preamp

Boss OD1

Kay Fuzztone (in custom housing)

Durham Sex Drive

Peterson Strobe Tuner

 

Keyboards: Yamaha DX7

Yamaha W7 (2)

 

Then there is rigging to all up to talk to each other - patience doesn't come close!

 

 

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U2 The Edge - Luke Pepper playing guitar - U2 2
Luke Pepper playing u2's guitar - the edges explorer.
Photo of U2 2 The Edge's guitar effect rack. Showing the latest and greatest in soft wear, hard wear and mens wear.
U2 The Edge - Luke Pepper playing guitar - U2 2 Gibson Les Paul
U2 The Edge - Luke Pepper playing guitar - U2 2 Wearing the number 7 shirt
U2 The Edge - Luke Pepper playing guitar - U2 2 Rickenbacker - The Red Guitar on Fire...
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Photo of Luke Pepper looking like the The Edge of U2
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U2 The Edge - Luke Pepper playing guitar - U2 2
Luke Pepper playing u2's guitar - the edges explorer.
Photo of U2 2 The Edge's guitar effect rack. Showing the latest and greatest in soft wear, hard wear and mens wear.
U2 The Edge - Luke Pepper playing guitar - U2 2 Gibson Les Paul
U2 The Edge - Luke Pepper playing guitar - U2 2 Wearing the number 7 shirt
U2 The Edge - Luke Pepper playing guitar - U2 2 Rickenbacker - The Red Guitar on Fire...
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Photo of Luke Pepper looking like the The Edge of U2
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Luke Pepper playing u2's guitar - the edges explorer.
Photo showing U2 2 playing guitar using ernie ball guitar strings
Photo of U2 2 The Edge's guitar effect rack. Showing the latest and greatest in soft wear, hard wear and mens wear.
U2 The Edge - Luke Pepper playing guitar - U2 2 Gibson Les Paul
U2 The Edge - Luke Pepper playing guitar - U2 2 Wearing the number 7 shirt
U2 The Edge - Luke Pepper playing guitar - U2 2 Rickenbacker - The Red Guitar on Fire...
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