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Like Chuck Berry and Jimi Hendrix, the Edge changed our perception of rock guitar according to a new profile at Guitar.Com.

Like Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, and precious few others, the Edge changed our perception of rock guitar.

His moment of transcendence came during the early to mid-'80s, when his band U2 became an international sensation via its powerful songs and extensive coverage on a then-new medium called MTV. Such was the impact of "the Edge guitar sound" -- an atmospheric amalgam of partial chords, harmonics, echo repeats, drones, slide, feedback, and other effects -- that by mid-decade, music trade magazines in Great Britain and the U.S. were flooded with classified ads for "Guitarist, U2 style," just as they had been with ads for Van Halen clones several years earlier.

Complete Story at www.guitar.com

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