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wem

hi..i am from greece and i want to buy a wem cambinet 4x12 300 watts with fane cresento speakers.....i would like to know the price....could you help me ??thanks..

Gilmour sound

i have a marshall MG100HDFX half stack, any suggestions on how to get the settings on my amp to sound close to comfortably numb (solo 2) on pulse....i understand that he uses a ton of pedals and effects also, but i just need to get my amp to sound better first

can anybody tell me which multifx he uses on stage?

can anybody tell me which multifx he uses on stage? thanks

Re: can anybody tell me which multifx he uses on stage?

Hi,

first, Dave Gilmour uses an old plexi Marshall with 4x12 1960 Marshallbox, The Guv´nor as Booster and some Compressions for Solosounds, and an old Hiwatt 100 Signature with WEM 4x15 Box for clean sounds.

The special sound on comfortably numb is a light distortion sound from marshall with compressor. frequency justiring, maybe with an eq., on 500 Hz, 1000 Hz and 250 Hz for the Boddy. Please reduce the trebble so, that you mean, it´s a little to much. On Stratocaster switch on the middle on the last pickup and I´m shure you will be lucky.

Best regards
Steve

Re: can anybody tell me which multifx he uses on stage?

: Hi,

: first, Dave Gilmour uses an old plexi Marshall with 4x12 1960 Marshallbox, The Guv´nor as Booster and some Compressions for Solosounds, and an old Hiwatt 100 Signature with WEM 4x15 Box for clean sounds.

: The special sound on comfortably numb is a light distortion sound from marshall with compressor. frequency justiring, maybe with an eq., on 500 Hz, 1000 Hz and 250 Hz for the Boddy. Please reduce the trebble so, that you mean, it´s a little to much. On Stratocaster switch on the middle on the last pickup and I´m shure you will be lucky.

: Best regards
: Steve

I'm not doubting that the above person managed to get a decent Gilmour sound with the rig he listed but it is absolutely not a David Gilmour rig.

Gilmour uses (live) Hiwatts as amplifiers and a combination of WEM cabinets loaded with Fane Crescendo speakers and a Marshall cabinets loaded with Celestion speakers. The Hiwatts are used very clean....something that these amplifiers do exceptionally well!

For effects: over the years it has changed dramatically at times. A strat is his guitar of choice and the distortion is created by use of a Big Muff Pi or Fuzz Face almost exclusively. Overdrive tones have been created using either a Butler Tube Driver, Colorsound Power Boost or sometimes in the past via an Ibanez TubeScreamer (though this effect is not a stable of the rig). Additional colour of the sound is created using various effects including (but certainly not limited to): Uni-Vibe, Phase 90, Dynacomp, EH Electric Mistress and delays and a handfull of others. Oh and there is always a mix of the above cabinets along with a special custom made "Dopola" speaker which is simply a rotating speaker.

As for multieffects, David generally doesn't use any. However, in todays market there are various ones that can get you the same basic effect layout. On occasion I've been known to throw a Line 6 Pod XT on the floor in front of my amp, especially when stage space is limited. The resulting tone is pretty darned near perfect. If you are looking for an all-in-one box I'd recommend either the Pod or possibly a Vox Tonelab. Hope that helps.....even if it is almost a year after the original post. 8^)

Re: can anybody tell me which multifx he uses on stage?

: check out mikesgear.co.uk

Re: can anybody tell me which multifx he uses on stage?

He doesnt use a multi effects proccessor, he uses a custom made Pete Cornish Pedal board, (search pete cornish there are detaisl of what its made form on his site) and the rack a variety of rack mounted effects and other goodies. everything to my knowledge is analog and tube driven.

fx

can anybody tell me which multifx he uses on stage? thanks

guitar on

Guitar on "Near the End"I love the tone of the acoustic which is double delayed. I can still remember seeing Gilmour play during the About Face tour and using what appeared to be a black thinline acoustic-electric.
What was it?

How can I get the tape effect on Dsotm

I'm doing a tribute to pink floyd at my school and I would like to have the tape effects but I just don't know where to get them.If someone could tell me please...(I'm searching for Dsotm and wish you were here's tape effects)

Thank you

TIme

I have recently been learing lots of Floyd fer guitar. I have a squire strat and an behringer 212. The amp has 99 presets with all the classics liek flanger, phaser, delay, reverb... all in all ther are 99 different presets on it. The only downside is that i can use 2 of the simutaniusly ,

so my question is ...... in the song time, what different petals does gilmore use in this song. Ive read he jsut put his fuzz into his clean channel for the solo.

Re: TIme

I tend to prefer the live solo from Pulse (the CD one is better than the DVD). This is easily achieved by big muff, delay and a touch of Phase 90 (script) at around 11 o'clock. The phase 90 helps get that fizzing type sound you hear.

Re: How can I get the tape effect on Dsotm

: I'm doing a tribute to pink floyd at my school and I would like to have the tape effects but I just don't know where to get them.If someone could tell me please...(I'm searching for Dsotm and wish you were here's tape effects)

: Thank you

You dont wanna hear this, but the tape effects are all done by doing exactly what it sounds like: playing it slow, speeding it up and dubbing onto another recording.

Guilmour's guitar on Live 8

What's the guitar Gilmour used on Live 8?

Re: Guilmour's guitar on Live 8

: What's the guitar Gilmour used on Live 8?

Which one???? The Electric, is a Fender Stratocaster (original 70's body, 57 reissue neck, shortened tremelo arm
and single coil pickups which he got from seymour duncan, which where rewound, though im not sure if they where build by him or if they where a set he had removed from a guitar, by Mr Duncan himself)

The acoustic is a very limited edition Gibson J200 artist custom (i think there where 100 of them built)

The lap steel is a fender (i think a champ, but im not sure on that)
i think thats all he used....
Be warned though dont make the mistake of thinking owning the same guitar will make you sound and play like him...:)

David gilmour Pulse DVD gear

I am looking to get about 4-5 pedals, and really like the sound gilmour gets on the pulse DVD. Any reccomendations for the key pedals to get?

Re: David gilmour Pulse DVD gear

Try getting a PodXT from Line 6 (www.line6.com). It models more effects than you'll want to buy pedals for. There's also an extensive online community with different guitar tones and you should be able to get sounds very close to Gilmour's.

: I am looking to get about 4-5 pedals, and really like the sound gilmour gets on the pulse DVD. Any reccomendations for the key pedals to get?

Re: David gilmour Pulse DVD gear

the pod xt live does not have all the answers. if your playing live i feel it sound awful. the tone sounds not real. so i sold mine!! GO WITH STAND ALONE EFFECTS

Re: David gilmour Pulse DVD gear

: I am looking to get about 4-5 pedals, and really like the sound gilmour gets on the pulse DVD. Any reccomendations for the key pedals to get?

With 4 or 5 pedals???? you'll be lucky, lol, i think Mr Gilmours pedal boaard comprises of about 12 different pedals not including volume, and whammy pedals, and then theres the whole issue of amps and THE RACK, which add different things, and the fact he has EMG active pickups which cost a tidy sum, However if you want too start getting a few bits together i would suggest a volume (if you dont have one) a distortion pedal try the boss ds-1, a chorus, a muff and a rotating speaker simulator (okay so he uses the real thing, but if you can even find a leslie in good condition let alone at a reasonable price i'd be amazed)he also uses a Whammy pedal here and there (digitech make a very nice one)and a rat and reverbs are used extensively, my suggestion would be too go and try a few different pedals see how they work, how they sound and how you like them.

Re: David gilmour Pulse DVD gear

 David gilmour Pulse DVD gear

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what kind of guitar?

What kind of guitar does David Gilmour use when playing Wish You Were Here? Acoustic or Electric? Ibanez, Strat, ect.?

Re: what kind of guitar?

he plays a black fender strat with a chopped trem bar-for easy hand use- dimarzio bridge pick-up abd middle and neck prck-ups 1960 stock pick-ups. the guitar is a 1971 strat with a black pickguard.

Re: what kind of guitar?

I think he uses a jumbo slide guitar not completely sure though.

Re: what kind of guitar?

He will be using a Martyn 6 string accoustic guitar I suspect, at least that's what it looked like last week at Manchester ! The guitar will be mic'd with a piezo pickup at the soundhole to give an authetic sound. I suspect there is some reverb in the final mix ...

There are actually 2 guitars playing with the the lead / fill played by by Gilmour. I have seen a twelve string play the strum part before but the last time I saw him play I think there were two 6's. If you want to play this solo try using some chorus and play the fills between beats - sounds really nice. Would recomend a digital recorder for such tunes, you can record the basic strum then sing and play the fill over it - again, most enjoyable !

Re: what kind of guitar?

: He will be using a Martyn 6 string accoustic guitar I suspect, at least that's what it looked like last week at Manchester ! The guitar will be mic'd with a piezo pickup at the soundhole to give an authetic sound. I suspect there is some reverb in the final mix ...

: There are actually 2 guitars playing with the the lead / fill played by by Gilmour. I have seen a twelve string play the strum part before but the last time I saw him play I think there were two 6's. If you want to play this solo try using some chorus and play the fills between beats - sounds really nice. Would recomend a digital recorder for such tunes, you can record the basic strum then sing and play the fill over it - again, most enjoyable !

The guitar he uses was a special edition version of the gibson J200, there where only 100 (from what i remember) made though, its fully acoustic though as has been mentioned theres a soundhole mounted pezio, rather than it being miked up, thouhg he also uses CF Martin D35's and Taylor 714ce's amongst others

which pedal for the 1st comfort numb solo??

which pedal for the 1st comfort numb solo??
thanks

Re: which pedal for the 1st comfort numb solo??

just a little distortion with reverb

Re: which pedal for the 1st comfort numb solo??

: just a little distortion with reverb

Big Muff,Flanger and Chorus

Re: which pedal for the 1st comfort numb solo??

: : just a little distortion with reverb

:
: Big Muff,Flanger,Chorus and Delay

Re: which pedal for the 1st comfort numb solo??

: Actually the correct answer is, Big Muff, electric Mistress "Flanger" and Neck and Bridge pickup at the same time, "Gotta add a switch to your guitar.

Re: which pedal for the 1st comfort numb solo??

just a reverb, i can get the sound with just my amp and guitar

which delay?

whats the best delay for the gilmour sound?
iv got a boss dd6 is that good enough or is there anything better? but i need a backwards effect for my own personnel project

which flanger?

hi iv got a holy grail reverb pedal by electro harmmonix which you can put flanger on it is that ok to use or do i need the electric mistress?
thanks

gilmour effects

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which big muff?

which big muff shall i get usa or russian? and iv seen one called sovtec big muff is that russian vintage one?
iv hered he used a vintage one but do i need a vintage one what shall i get?
thanks karl

Re: which big muff?

: which big muff shall i get usa or russian? and iv seen one called sovtec big muff is that russian vintage one?
: iv hered he used a vintage one but do i need a vintage one what shall i get?
: thanks karl
: i have the "big green box" big muff pedal. it has the russian writing on it. splendid pedal if i say so. i bought it back in 1997 and it sounds great. yes theyre hard to find but if you do you will be glad you made the purchase.

Re: which big muff?

I believe he uses a custom made Pete Cornish Big Muff, but as for which on of the two you've found i have no idea ive never used either

Re: which big muff?

The Sovtec's were the original Russian Models. They are the old GREEN one's and they are the best, but they are normally expensive and hard to find. They are currently still making 2 models...One is the CHROME one that is the made in USA one and I've heard they are pretty much junk. The BLACK Russian model is the other one currently made and I've heard those are better than the USA models. I personally haven't used either one so I can't say for sure. Up until 1977 Gilmour used a Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face. I've heard the reissues of those are sketchy as well. I actually use an old Boss FZ-3. Boss made 2 Fuzzes back in the 90's but they are both out of print now. I picked one up off ebay for $50 and it works good for me. If you can I'd recommend ordering one from a place that will give you 30 days to try it out. Order like the Russian Model and a Fuzz face or something and see which one works better for you, because depending on your guitar and amp setup both will sound totally different. Dunlop is also making a modified Fuzz Face called the Jimi Hendrix Classic fuzz...looks like an MXR DynaComp but it's RED in color and Says Classic Fuzz. That one I have tried and I think it works really good. To each his own though. If at all possible...try out a few different ones and see what sounds best with your equipment.

: which big muff shall i get usa or russian? and iv seen one called sovtec big muff is that russian vintage one?
: iv hered he used a vintage one but do i need a vintage one what shall i get?
: thanks karl

Re: which big muff?

thanks brian

when and where ?? COMPRESSOR

when and where does gilmour use the compressor and which one? solos only.
my guess is shine on and brick in wall but where else??
thanks

Re: when and where ?? COMPRESSOR

He uses them all over. Sometimes just for solo's but many times for rhythms too. You have to understand that the reason he uses a compressor is because generally when you're playing your bass notes on your heavier strings stick out and are Louder when you're playing, then your high notes and light strings are. David wanted to even that out.

It's just a matter of taste. Sometimes he ran 2 or 3 compressors at the same time. He did that on Run Like Hell. It's just a matter of playing around with it and seeing what you like. You also have to remember that in the studio they use compression on the recordings and can do all sorts of studio tricks. And even on like the PULSE live album there is extra compression from the PA and recording equipment and such. Your best bet is to find old bootlegs. David sounds like David but it's different in a truly LIVE setting. He also plays extremely loud through a TUBE amp, which changes your tone a lot as well. Play through a little amp with a Big Muff...then through a large amp cranked with a Big Muff and you'll get a totally different sound.

: when and where does gilmour use the compressor and which one? solos only.
: my guess is shine on and brick in wall but where else??
: thanks

Re: when and where ?? COMPRESSOR

thanks mate i thought shine on and brick in the wall aswell
im gonna buy the mxr dnyamcomp
thanks

when and where ??rat or muff??

when and where does gilmour use the rat and the big muff my guess is rat for time, big muff for second solo of comfortably numb im i right??.

Re: when and where ??rat or muff??

I don't know so much about the Rat but the Big Muff he uses all the time for solo's. The end solo of Comfortably Numb is just 1 example. Pretty much any solo from Animals or the Wall or Final Cut or Momentary Lapse or Division Bell he is using the Big Muff on. Only dirty solo's though. Like the first solo for Comfortably Numb is just either an Overdrive or Clean Boosted signal. He didn't get the Rat pedal until the late 80's if I remember correctly and he only uses it to get 1 kind of sound for the Time solo or Money or something like that. 99% of the time for solos it was a Big Muff or a Pete Cornish moddified version.

: when and where does gilmour use the rat and the big muff my guess is rat for time, big muff for second solo of comfortably numb im i right??.

Re: when and where ??rat or muff??

thanks mate which muff shall i get iv hered the both bad do you need vintage.
also what pedal would do for the first solo of comfortably numb?
someone mentioned a boss blues driver would that do it??
thanks
karl

vintage or not

is it possible to get the gilmour tone without vintage or even the same gear. i want to get the mxr dynacomp after what iv hered but will i still get the sound with a new one.

Re: vintage or not

You don't need a vintage compressor for a similar tone. A new one will work just fine.

: is it possible to get the gilmour tone without vintage or even the same gear. i want to get the mxr dynacomp after what iv hered but will i still get the sound with a new one.

tube driver

could anyone one tell whats the next best thing to the chandler tube driver as i live in the uk and there are only usa ones out there. also is that what hes using on shine on with gain turned down?
thanks
karl

Re: tube driver

On the original recording of Shine On You Crazy Diamond from wish you were here he used an old powerboost pedal to overdrive the signal. Only in the 90's did he start using the Chandler Tube Driver. Any good overdrive pedal will work fine in general for those slightly overdriven solos. A BOSS BD-2 Blues Driver is a good one (in my opinion of course). But pretty much any good name brand overdrive/booster pedal will work.

: could anyone one tell whats the next best thing to the chandler tube driver as i live in the uk and there are only usa ones out there. also is that what hes using on shine on with gain turned down?
: thanks
: karl

Re: tube driver

many thanks brian i cant believe i was going mad for the chandler tube driver as im only into early 70s to early 80s.
so the boss bd2 is definelty the one? with a little compression maybe depending on which solo
karl

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