|Adam and his Sherwood Green Fender Jazz bass
|November 9, 2005 // Oakland, CA // Photo: R.L. Wood
I recently emailed Dan Lakin
of Lakland Bass guitars with some questions about Adam Clayton's "Vertigo tour" Lakland bass guitars. He responded fast! You
gotta love that in an equipment company!
You can get a bass like Adam
plays from our US line of basses. The Skyline Series offers the bass in lake placid blue, black sparkle, and white pearl.
Adam has -
2- Natural Jones with custom
black blacks and no binding
1- Teal Green Metallic with custom
abalone blocks and no binding
1- Gold with custom abalone
blocks (he hasn't taken delivery of this one yet).
The list price on a US Darryl
Jones in $4600.
A Skyline lists for $1599.
No plans for a Adam Clayton
Fender Active Jazz Deluxe Electric Bass Guitar, serial number N6201063, Select alder
body, maple neck and rosewood fingerboard, 2 Samarium Cobalt Noiseless™ Jazz BassŪ Pickups, vintage white finish. Also
includes a Levy's brown and black leather guitar strap. Clayton is a humble bass master who refined his style on stages around
the world playing to packed stadiums. His bass lines create the foundation for U2's masterpieces. Bono has referred to him
as the band's "jazz man." This bass was also used in the video for "Please." photo credit: Anton Corbijn.
Not only was this bass seen in the "Please" video but this also appears to be the same bass guitar that Adam is seen
with in the "Elevation" video [good Adam/U2, not evil Adam/U2].