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BASS GUITARS

A bit about Adam's bass guitars:
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.

AUERSWALD-A. Clayton Custom [fretless]-Yellow-[1996/97]

AUERSWALD-A. Clayton Custom [fretted]-Yellow-[1996/97]

EPIPHONE // Rivoli (hollow-body // 19xx // finish uncertain

FENDER - Jazz bass - [196x] candy apple red finish

FENDER - Jazz bass - [1961] sunburst finish

FENDER - Jazz bass - [1964] Sherwood Green finish

FENDER - Jazz bass - [1965] Shoreline Gold finish

FENDER - Jazz bass - [1966] sunburst finish

FENDER - Jazz bass - [1972] sunburst finish

FENDER - Jazz Deluxe Bass - [19xx] - vintage white finish (w. dark tortoiseshell pick guard)

FENDER - Precision bass - [19xx] - black finish/white pickguard

FENDER - Precision bass - [19xx] - white finish/tortoise pickguard

FENDER - Precision bass - [1972 or 1973] - sunburst finish/finish highly faded/Jazz neck

FENDER - Precision bass - [1997] - [finish confirmed]

GIBSON - Firebird bass - [19xx] - natural finish

GIBSON - Firebird bass (non-reverse) - [19xx] - natural finish

GIBSON - Les Paul Recording Bass - [197x] - white finish

GIBSON - RD bass - [19xx] - natural finish

IBANEZ - Musician bass - [19xx] - dark brown finish

IBANEZ - Roadstar bass - [19xx] - black finish

LAKLAND - Bob Glaub signature model - [Xxxx] - natural finish/black pickguard

LAKLAND - Daryl Jones signature model - [2005] - Metallic Gold / custom finish

LAKLAND - Daryl Jones signature model - [2005] - Metallic Teal / custom finish

LAKLAND - Daryl Jones signature model - [2005] - Natural finish (QTY. 2)

LAKLAND - Joe Osborne signature model - [Xxxx] - natural finish

LAKLAND - Joe Osborne signature model - [Xxxx] - tobacco sunburst finish

RICKENBACKER - 4001 bass - [19xx] - Fireglo finish

WASHBURN - acoustic bass - 198x - natural finish

ZON - Legacy bass - [pre-1986] - white finish

Adam w/Lakland Daryl Jones model [natural finish]
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2005-2006 Vertigo tour

Lakland Joe Osborne model [natural finish]
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Adam w/Lakland Daryl Jones model [metallic teal]
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2005-2006 Vertigo tour

U2 - Atomic: Then and Now
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