Dave Gilmour's Guitar Equipment

Dave Gilmour's Guitar Equipment

How To Gilmour-ize Your Strat, equipment technical info & images

Signal Flow
The Guitars Gilmour's main stage guitar is a USA 57 Vintage Reissue Strat fitted with EMG-SA pickups. He has also installed the EMG-EXG expander & SPC midrange presence controls. Apart from the electrics, the only other custom feature is a shortened tremolo arm so that he can keep it in his picking hand more comfortably while playing. Other guitars used live are an Esquire Telecaster in dropped D tuning for Run Like Hell, two Jensen lap steel guitars one tuned to E B E G B E for One Of These Days & the other tuned to D G D G B E for The Great Gig In The Sky. He also uses two Gibson J-200 Celebrity acoustics one tuned in standard & the other in D A D G A D for Poles Apart & a Gibson Chet Atkins Electro Classical. Both the Jensen Lap Steels & the acoustic guitars are fitted with EMG-H pickups. (These are basically a single coil pickup in a humbucker cap). Strings On the Strats Gilmour uses GHS Boomers with a customized gauge of (.010 .012 .016 .028 .038 .048) On the acoustics he uses Ernie Ball Earthwound Light's. How To Gilmour-ize Your Strat To go along with David Gilmour's taste for pristine Strat tone is his use of EMG active electronic (i.e. battery powered) pickups. Each of his Stratocasters is loaded with low impedance EMG-SA single coils, which he beefs up with two more tone modules: the EXG mid-cut/expander & SPC mid booster. As far as the SA pickups go, they have Alnico magnets which have a little more mid range than the ceramic S magnets. He also has the SPC midrange boost control on there which produces more of a singing humbucker tone. Finally, theres the EXG which David uses alot for rhythm, since it really helps define the notes, especially when there's a little distortion on and he's moving chord voicings around. The EXG works like a V configuration on a graphic EQ when you turn it up, the midrange gets cut, while the bass & treble get boosted. The SPC is where you really here the Gilmour sound emerge. Turn the SPC all the way up & you get that thick bluesy sound used in Shine On. The Analogue Footpedals
Footpedals

(A) Boss CS-2 Compression/Sustainer.

These are no longer available new from Roland. You can only purchase the CS-3 which (to my ear) does not sound as smooth as the CS-2.

(B) Pro Co. Rat II Distortion.

The first generation Rat's distortion, filter & volume knobs yield various Marshally distortion tones.

(C) Cornish Big Muff.

Pete Cornish custom Big Muff. (looks like Pete has taken an original Big Muff and housed it in a custom box). I don't know if this has been modified in any other way.

(D) Boss GE-7 Graphic Equalizer.

This GE-7 has been set to be used in conjunction with the Rat distortion pedal.

(E) Cornish Soft Sustain.

This is obviously a Pete Cornish custom effect. Notice the combination of the GE-7 graphic EQ sliders & the knobs for sustain & volume.

(F) Sovtek Big Muff II.

The Big Muff is a very heavy-vibed fuzz with volume, tone & sustain controls. The muff sounds huge & powerful despite it's feeble tone control range & is looser & more gargantuan than say a Pro Co. Rat II.

(G) Chandler Tube Driver #2.

The Tube Driver offers lots of tight girthy gain and has an openness that sets it apart from other distortion boxes. Features high/low EQ, tube drive & output controls. These later became known as Tube Works Tube Driver.

(H) MXR Dynacomp Compressor.

The Dynacomp has a natural sounding expansion & a nice bright tone to it.

(I) Ibanez CP-9 Compressor.

(J) Boss Metalizer.

No longer available new from Roland.

(K) Chandler Tube Driver #1.

The Tube Driver offers lots of tight girthy gain and has an openness that sets it apart from other distortion boxes. Features high/low EQ, tube drive & output controls. This later became known as Tube Works Tube Driver.

(L) Boss GE-7 Graphic Equalizer.

This GE-7 has been set to boost the top & bottom ranges. Labelled T&B

(M) Boss GE-7 Graphic Equalizer.

This GE-7 has been set to boost the bass ranges. Labelled BASS

(N) Boss GE-7 Graphic Equalizer.

This GE-7 has been set to boost the mid ranges. Labelled MID The Rack
With Dave Gilmour's rack system we meet a marriage of technologies, old & new. He has always exhibited a preference for older, analogue effects but has had Pete Cornish create a switching system which guarantees ease of use with optimum, low noise performance. The Rack

(A) Furman PL-8 Power Conditioner And Light Controller.

I can only guess that this controls the lights on top of the rack so Dave can see the pedals.

(B) TC. Electronics TC-2290 Dynamic Digital Delay + Effects Control Processor.

This is Dave's primary delay unit. He uses this on most songs.

(C) Uni-Vibe.

The Uni-Vibe unit featues volume & intensity controls, a chorus/vibrato switch & sepearate speed controls for the slow or fast speed options. It also requires a seperate foot switch pedal for fast or slow. Gilmour does not use the chorus option! This effect was originally a footpedal, however Gilmour had his longtime technician Phil Taylor make a rack system out of it. He even had the old logo embossed on the face plate of the new rack.

(D) Digitech IPS-33B Super Harmony Machine.

Diatonic pitch shifter.

(E) Lexicon PCM-70 Digital Effects Processor.

Dave uses the PCM-70 to store the circular delay sounds you hear in Shine On & Time. Because it has a multi tap function it can pretty accurately duplicate the kind of echo Dave used to get from his old Binson echo unit.

(F) MXR Delay System II.

This is another rack system that began life as a footpedal. Phil also added a digital readout that he says is really nowhere close to being an accurate indication of delay time.

(G) Phil Taylor Custom Rack.

This is yet another custom made rack from footpedals. It contains the following effects.

Boss CE-2 Chorus

The original chorus from Boss has rate & depth knobs & sounds sweet, rich & dynamic. There are two CE-2's loaded into this rack one is marked Mono Chorus & the other Left Chorus. (The left chorus is inserted in the signal path for the left channel of Dave's amp setup).

Electric Mistress

The Electric Mistress has rate, range & colour controls, plus a filter matrix switch. This is sort of a bizzarre sounding flanger that gets extremely detuned & twisted.

Tremulator

The Tremulator has speed and depth controls.

(H) Dynachord CL5222 Leslie Simulator.

(I) Samson UHF Dual Receiver.

(J) Peterson Strobe Tuner.

Other Effects & Equipment
There are a few footpedals & other items which are not pictured or part of Dave's current live rig but have been and still are used by him in the studio.

MXR Phase 90

This was MXR's first effect and only has a speed knob that yields complex, swirly phase textures with silky highs & lots of vocal inflection. Also does decent rotating speaker imitations at higher speeds.

Arbiter Fuzz Face

The classic of classic fuzzes sounds big, deep & bad. The Fuzz Face takes you from clean to insanity with a mere twiddle of your guitars volume knob.

Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal Distortion

An 80's classic Gilmour used on About Face (notably at the end of Murder). It delivers incredibly gutsy grind & tons of deep bass boost. Features low/high and colour mix controls.

Maestro Rover

The Maestro Rover looks like a late 1950's NASA satellite (I will try and get a scan of this thing) but it's a rotating speaker designed to go between your guitar and your amp. This sure fire attention getter has amp & instrument inputs & features volume, speed, slow & fast controls. A crossover routes the upper frequencies through the Rover's amplifier to the rotating speaker, while the lower frequencies are sent to your stage amp.

Orange Treble/Bass Boost.

Heil Voice Box

The Midi Foot Controller
This Bob Bradshaw designed pedalboard is used to select individual or different preset combinations of effects. This doesn't do the actual switching though. The left side of Dave's rack unit contains his Pete Cornish custom built switcher, which has 24 sends & returns & uses gold plated relays to turn individual effects on and off. In addition to this, it also sends standard MIDI program numbers to the various MIDI processors that are contained in his rack (such as the Lexicon). It can also send almost anything he wants to the rack, such as a delay time or whatever. I'm not sure if he uses any of these features, but it's there.

For information on a similar type of pedalboard designed by Rocktron/Bradshaw. Footboard

(A) TC. Electronics TC-2290 Digital Delay + Effects Control Processor. On/Off

(B) Lexicon PCM-70 Digital Effects Processor. On/Off

(C) Doppola's. On/Off

(D) Leslie. On/Off

(E) Left Chorus (Rack Mounted Boss CE-2). On/Off

(F) Acoustic. On/Off

This seems to be a switch Dave uses to toggle between electric & acoustic setups.

(G) Midi.

(H) Store.

(I) MXR Delay System II. On/Off

(J) Graphic B (Mid). On/Off

(K) Graphic A (Bass). On/Off

(L) Graphic C (T & B). On/Off

(M) Tremulator (Rack Mounted). On/Off

(N) Chorus (Rack Mounted Boss CE-2). On/Off

(O) Univibe. On/Off

(P) Electric Mistress. On/Off

(Q) Chandler Tube Driver #2. On/Off

(R) Sovtek Big Muff. On/Off

(S) Cornish Soft Sustain. On/Off

(T) Pro Co. Rat II. On/Off

(U) Chandler Tube Driver #1. On/Off

(V) Pete Cornish Big Muff. On/Off

(W) Hyper. On/Off

This toggles the Boss Metalizer

(X) Ibanez CP-9 Compressor. On/Off

(Y) Digitech Whammy. On/Off

(Z) Bank Switch.

Selects the bank number for preset sounds.

(1) Preset Numbers. 1/0

(2) Preset Numbers. 2

(3) Preset Numbers. 3

(4) Preset Numbers. 4

(5) MXR Dynacomp Compressor. On/Off

(6) Boss CS-2 Compressor. On/Off

(7) Doppola's. Slow/Fast

Selects which speed the doppola's rotate at.

(8) Leslie. Slow/Fast

Selects the speed of the Dynachord CL5222 Leslie Speaker Simulator.

(9) Univibe. Slow/Fast

Selects the speed of the univibe rotating speaker simulator.

(10) Ernie Ball Volume Pedal.

(11) Digitech Whammy Pedal.

FX Facts
Despite the apparent complexity of Dave Gilmour's set up, the actual contents of each track may come as something of a surprise. Essentially his sound is fairly clean, choosing different distortion units to add their characteristic sound to his signal. As an example, to reproduce the track Money from Dark Side Of The Moon live in concert, Gilmour uses this effects combination.

Main Riff: Pete Cornish Soft Sustain with Chandler Tube Driver #2.

Solo: Boss CS-2 Compressor with Chandler Tube Driver #1, Sovtek Big Muff & TC Electronics digital delay.

Solo (Dry Sound): Chandler Tube Driver #1 with Pro Co. Rat II Distortion. The Amplification

Preamp

After journeying through the rack system the signal meets an alembic F2-B bass guitar preamp. This has been modified with an extra tube, lowered output impedance & a different capacitor to help cut the low end.

Amps

Gilmour has always been a fan of Hi-Watt amps, tending to use AP-100 watt heads on stage and combo's in the studio. Live three of the heads are used as power amps & another three are used as slaves. All use Mullard E-34 valves which are desperately difficult to get a hold of these days, but Floyd head of backline Phil Taylor still has a cupboard full!

(A) Right channel output to 4x12's 1+10 8 ohm.

I am guessing that (1+10) refers to channel inputs on a mixer i.e. channel 1 left, channel 10 right.

(B) Left channel output to 4x12's 2+9 8 ohm.

Again (2+9) could be channel 2 right, channel 9 left. If this is the case then Dave could have, for instance, channels 1+2 as a stereo pair for the Marshalls & channels 9+10 as a stereo pair for the WEM's.

(C) Spare AP-100.

(D) Output to Heil Voice Box via Pete Cornish Dummy Load Box 8 ohm.

(E) Output to Doppola's 87, 88 8 ohm.

(F) Output to Doppola 89 8 ohm.

Speaker Cabinets & Doppola's

Speaker Cabinets

The right channel Hi-Watt powers a WEM 4x12 which is loaded with Fane Cresendo speakers and a Marshall loaded with Celestion speakers. A second Hi-Watt does the same thing for the left channel which also carries a chorused signal from a Boss CE-2 Chorus. (See Footpedals Incorporated Into A Rack Space). In the second rack, one AP-100 feeds the Jim Dunlop Heil Voice Box, another feeds Doppola's 87 & 88 (8 ohm) & a third feeds Doppola 89 (16 ohm).

Doppola's

These rotating speaker units were designed by Phil Taylor & Paul Leader to provide Gilmour with that 'Leslie' effect on his guitar. Leslie cabinets themselves might have seemed the obvious choice, but Gilmour was after a slightly different sound. In the studio he had been using Maestro Rover units which are revolving full range speakers but they are too low powered for live use and so the Doppola's were born. Three units are used on stage each loaded with two six inch 100 watt drivers.

(A) Marshall 4x12 cabinet with Celestion speakers.

(B) WEM 4x12 cabinet with Fane Cresendo speakers.

(C) Custom Doppola rotating speakers.

Further info/images from Webpage by Murray Browne

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Re: keep talking

: hi all, my question is what kind of fx dave used on "keep talking" from division bell in last solo. i think that's any variation of talker...

Helix box is the talker he probly used, in the first part he uses a e-bow

OverDrive

I am looking to buy the boss super Overdrive but i have question first. Is over drive strictly associated with distortion overdrive? Or is it possiable to overdrive a Clean channel. Also, is it overdrive i hear a little on the Pulse Version of Shine On in the 1st solo? and also on ABITW II...what else does he use it for? thanks guys..all the best-mark

Re: OverDrive

Hey guys

Well that should be fine, I hear they have some good tube overdrives, that literally use tubes, I've never used one though.

I have quite a few live albums (bootlegs) and everytime
Shine On You Crazy diamond was played, it was overdriven for
solo 1. I'd assume its because it gets alittle more difficult to play clean in an arena, and the sustain with overdrive is a bit longer.

As for on Pulse, I'm not exactly sure, if I had to put money on it, I'd say its lightly overdriven, most likely from the amps.

For tunes overdriven it can be alittle more seldom. I like to use overdrive in conjunction with the Muff to improve the higher EQ sections.
Animals, used quite a bit of overdrive-its a very useful peice for rythem parts, which is seldom talked about here, but if you listen, you almost can always hear it.

For early material it is also nice to have, I find myself using overdrive more and more as time goes one, I use a vintage RAT for my overdrive, as its a bit hard to overdrive my amp - in any case, you'll find overdrive extremely useful.

Floyd

: I am looking to buy the boss super Overdrive but i have question first. Is over drive strictly associated with distortion overdrive? Or is it possiable to overdrive a Clean channel. Also, is it overdrive i hear a little on the Pulse Version of Shine On in the 1st solo? and also on ABITW II...what else does he use it for? thanks guys..all the best-mark

Bandit 112?

Farley, is the Peavey Bandit 112 as good for Gilmour as you say it is? I might think it would be cause it's known to be the closest to a tube sound with a solid state amp...anyone else have an opinion?

Set the controls for my Big Muff

Aaaargh!!!!What i have to do with my USA Big Muff? Plase, tell me about the right setting for Shine (crunch sound) and Money or Comfortably (distort sound). Is there any kind of different between USA and Russian one? And what about black one and red one?
The last: why the Big muff is so noisy? Is it normal? Tank you and good bye cruel world

Re: Set the controls for my Big Muff

I don't use the Muff for Shine and Money. For Comfynumb, I have the sustain at 12 o'clock. Tone setting really depends on other factors - your amp and its settings, where you set your graphic equalizer, etc, but in my case, I leave it at 12 o'clock most of the time. Level (volume) is also obviously subjective and it depends on whether or not my neighbors are home, but I usually set it between 8 and 9 o'clock.

I have the USA (silver) and I'm happy with it, since it nails Comfynumb when combined with the Mistress and some delay.

With regards to the noise, yes I think it is normal. Based on my personal experience, getting EMG SA's really really helped. With my stock pickups, the Muff was buzzing whenever idle, but the moment I replaced the pickups, the buzzing disappeared like magic. Now I'm not suggesting you go out and get these the SA's; I'm just telling you that for me they helped.

: Aaaargh!!!!What i have to do with my USA Big Muff? Plase, tell me about the right setting for Shine (crunch sound) and Money or Comfortably (distort sound). Is there any kind of different between USA and Russian one? And what about black one and red one?
: The last: why the Big muff is so noisy? Is it normal? Tank you and good bye cruel world

Re: Set the controls for my Big Muff

Have all controls at 12:00. That is what Gilmour uses. Don't use it for Shine On, use a booster for that instead.

: I don't use the Muff for Shine and Money. For Comfynumb, I have the sustain at 12 o'clock. Tone setting really depends on other factors - your amp and its settings, where you set your graphic equalizer, etc, but in my case, I leave it at 12 o'clock most of the time. Level (volume) is also obviously subjective and it depends on whether or not my neighbors are home, but I usually set it between 8 and 9 o'clock.

: I have the USA (silver) and I'm happy with it, since it nails Comfynumb when combined with the Mistress and some delay.

: With regards to the noise, yes I think it is normal. Based on my personal experience, getting EMG SA's really really helped. With my stock pickups, the Muff was buzzing whenever idle, but the moment I replaced the pickups, the buzzing disappeared like magic. Now I'm not suggesting you go out and get these the SA's; I'm just telling you that for me they helped.

: : Aaaargh!!!!What i have to do with my USA Big Muff? Plase, tell me about the right setting for Shine (crunch sound) and Money or Comfortably (distort sound). Is there any kind of different between USA and Russian one? And what about black one and red one?
: : The last: why the Big muff is so noisy? Is it normal? Tank you and good bye cruel world

Re: Set the controls for my Big Muff

I have the black one I think it's russian. I'm not sure what the difference is? which one do you have? Mine can be pretty noisey as well but I usually just clck it on and play for solos n shit. You cant really hear the oise when you're playing but more when its just sitting there on. I prety much leave my settings the same and play the tunes you mentioned above. My gain is all the way up, My sustain all the way up and my tone almost all the way up. If you take away the gain you'll get less noise but less sustain!

bos me 10

i have a boss me 10 does anyone out there have any settings that imitate the gilmour sounds i could try, many thanks

Run Like Hell effects

Does someone know what effects Gilmour uses on "Run Like Hell". It sounds like he uses a comproser in the beginning where he strums those chords. "Thanks"

Re: Run Like Hell effects

: Does someone know what effects Gilmour uses on "Run Like Hell". It sounds like he uses a comproser in the beginning where he strums those chords. "Thanks"

dynacomp compresser, digital delay (has to be set with lots of feedback and speed adjusted to the song you have to listen and tweak it) also he uses the electric mistress flanger. Also drop the low e string down to D

Re: Run Like Hell effects

: : Does someone know what effects Gilmour uses on "Run Like Hell". It sounds like he uses a comproser in the beginning where he strums those chords. "Thanks"

: dynacomp compresser, digital delay (has to be set with lots of feedback and speed adjusted to the song you have to listen and tweak it) also he uses the electric mistress flanger. Also drop the low e string down to D

So he uses a compresor while he strums the cords. I have a danecho will that work in place of a digital delay. Also who makes electric mistress flanger?

Re: Run Like Hell effects

first of all thier are 2 guitar tracks, one is playing the strummnig chords with distortion. The other is playing the digital delay notes with the constant picking. He used the dynacomp on lots of stuff mostly leads. But the effect I think your hearing is prob the Electric Mistress which is made by Electro Harmonix. look at this link http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1513366728

Coming Back to Life

hey everyone, i need help making the chords for Coming back to life. How do i make Fsus2, Gadd9, Am7, Gsus4, Csus2, G5...i suppose you could make a rough drawing if you feel up to it or email me or something. thanks so much guys. i really have to learn theory one of these days. :-) mark

Re: Coming Back to Life

Well you can at least get some of the chords at
http://www.lib.virginia.edu/dmmc/Music/GuitarChords/
To get G5, maybe try inputting Gb(#5)?
Such esoteric chords including sus2's can often be substituted with corresponding major chords and still sound just fine. Experiment. I can sing and strum Coming Back to Life using "common" chords only without sounding off pitched - so you should be able to do the same.
LEo

: hey everyone, i need help making the chords for Coming back to life. How do i make Fsus2, Gadd9, Am7, Gsus4, Csus2, G5...i suppose you could make a rough drawing if you feel up to it or email me or something. thanks so much guys. i really have to learn theory one of these days. :-) mark

What Effects should i buy???

Ok i have a LP classic and a peavey classic 30. i just bought a Boss DS-1, but i can still take it back but only if yall think i really should. i wwant the sound that dave gets for songs like Comfortbly and others. i konw he uses chorus and delay alot.so i think i migh get an H20 chorus/echo and maybe another delay. what other effect do yal suggest

Re: What Effects should i buy???

I haven't actually fooled around with a DS-1 but I suggest keep it. I've heard from an EXPERT and guitar GOD that it is the best distortion pedal out there.

Re: What Effects should i buy???

Hello,
You definately want a Big Muff and a Mistress for anything on the Wall.

As far as the Muffs go, there really is no difference in the Sovtex and the USA models other than a little noise.

John

: I haven't actually fooled around with a DS-1 but I suggest keep it. I've heard from an EXPERT and guitar GOD that it is the best distortion pedal out there.

Re: What Effects should i buy???

Forget the DS1 it's ok but if you want to get close to the gilmour sound. You need the Big Muff br electro harmonix
It is the pedal of gilmour and you will see once you play your first lead with it. It soars with sustain it's beautiful! Also for the chours he uses actually the electro harmonix Electric Mistress Flange! You can get these pretty cheap on ebay, or you can buy the big muff for 60 bucks at guitar center, musicans friend etc.. Trust me or look down this board. These 2 pedals with delay is exactly Comf Numb you will hear it right away.

gilmourdude...

It's interesting that you mention that he uses the mistress for chorus. I was thinking of buying a Boss CE-2 chorus, but do you think that'll be somewhat of a redundancy if I already own a Mistress? See, I'm not exactly sure what a chorus sounded like (I had chorus a long time ago in a Boss multieffect unit, but completely forgot what it did to my sound). Could I skimp on the CE-2 and invest my money elsehwere? What do all you effect gurus here think? Leo

: Forget the DS1 it's ok but if you want to get close to the gilmour sound. You need the Big Muff br electro harmonix
: It is the pedal of gilmour and you will see once you play your first lead with it. It soars with sustain it's beautiful! Also for the chours he uses actually the electro harmonix Electric Mistress Flange! You can get these pretty cheap on ebay, or you can buy the big muff for 60 bucks at guitar center, musicans friend etc.. Trust me or look down this board. These 2 pedals with delay is exactly Comf Numb you will hear it right away.

Re: gilmourdude...

: It's interesting that you mention that he uses the mistress for chorus. I was thinking of buying a Boss CE-2 chorus, but do you think that'll be somewhat of a redundancy if I already own a Mistress? See, I'm not exactly sure what a chorus sounded like (I had chorus a long time ago in a Boss multieffect unit, but completely forgot what it did to my sound). Could I skimp on the CE-2 and invest my money elsehwere? What do all you effect gurus here think? Leo

Well the mistress is a flange/chorus. Honestly I have a chorus and the mistress. The chorus adds some depth to your tone. If you get a stereo chours it's a real nice lush effect esp for playing clean stuff. If you have the mistress already you can use that for chorus. I don't use my chorus to often, if i'm playin out I may use it to cut through the overall sound a bit. The mistress is great and if your playing mostly floyd I would stick with it for now. Mess around with it and you can get lots of good stuff.
check out this site http://www.tonefrenzy.com You can listen to tons and tons of effect pedals. Each pedal listed on this page gives you sound samples of someone playing through them. Excellent resource if your looking to buy a pedal or wondering what they sound like.

You can hear Gilmour using the mistress throughout the wall album including the Comfortbly numb solo, Run Like Hell, Young lust etc.. In fact I think he uses it on the Dogs solo as well. He still plays live with the mistress.

I can't take it anymore....

I love this site all to death. It inspired me to get my strat and electronics...but after I did that i got really good. THen I went and picked up my other strat with the stock pickups and stuck it into a Peavey Bandit 112, I could nail the sounds almost perfectly. It's NOT the effects. It's 95% your playing. When I learned to bend and such I noticed that I was hitting the solos much better. It's time to stop wasting time and money on garbage. Make sure you're really good at guitar and can play his stuff perfectly before you waste money and all this stuff.

Re: I can't take it anymore....

I hate beginners like yourself that know very little about things and start blabbin when they learn how to bend. Sure, the feel/touch is very important to playing guitar (esp floyd), but without effects and decent gear, you're never gonna sound like them. For ex, you cannot recreate the haunting guitar sounds without the delay or the awesome swirls without the phaser or that awesome two octave bends on marooned. Do you get me? Playing is important, but without the effects, you can never NAIL the floyd tone, because the floyd tone is a good balance of EFFECTS AND PLAYING!

Re: I can't take it anymore....

No no. I'm not a beginner. The effects are important too in "some" guitar playing, but you guys make too big of a deal about getting the EXACT stuff. Such as amps. WHo needs a hiwatt? Sure their good, but not THAT much better than anything half the cost. I think it's mostly psychological. Perfect setup. Mexican Strat w/ Dimarzio Replacements with a Peavey Bandit 112. Use a dynocomp and WHAM! There's all your distortion for ya. It sounds PERFECT!!! For anything using Flanger, Wahwah, Delay and Chorus, just get those pedals. That's about exactly 1000 worth of equipment.

Re: I can't take it anymore....

Hmmm. Its intresting. I think it is very possiable to get TOO caught up in effects usage and not as caught up in actual playing and technique. A wise man once said something that some of us have all too soon forgoten. "Its all about using the tools that are available, when there available." Boom... that says it all. Remember, You have to be equally, if not more, intelligent to know how to control all the equipment then to just control your instrument. I think everyone that contributes to this message board is an effects guru anyway. At any rate, Yes Farley your absolutely correct, you do not by any means need all these electronic goodies to sound like the floyd...but if you can...why the hell not. It is fun, just dont get toooo obsesed. I do think its very healthy though, and an execellent hobbie. That is the point of all this right? to have fun? so do it. peace*Love*Empathy- mark

Re: I can't take it anymore....

Well put mark. I say if you have the money...why not. But I still say a lot of it's still psychological. But what I've been seeing a lot on here is "When I get the cash to, I'm going to buy a (insert gilmour equipment here)" Obviously its a little too obssessive. Now I'll admit, I've done the same thing too. I have a bunch of his equipment, effects, and such, but I've found that I can almost hear no difference between certain stuff.

About D. Gilmour's postal adress

Hello Floyd,

Do you remember? I writte about a musical work I do to dedicate to D. Gilmour.

I undestand your answer about the logical privacy of Mr. Gilmour.
But I think is possible to send him at The Astoria Thames houseboat Studios? I thik this are te studios from Mr. Gilmour, and no is a privaci postal adress. Do you know what is the postal adress about The Astoria Thames houseboat Studios? I can't try in internet.
Thank you v. m. and best regards from Spain.

new york '77

Welcome to the machine! I have the live at Madison Square Garden (22/07/1977).
What beautiful sound! Can you tell me what kind of distotrion (and other effects)is used by Gilmour for Shine 1/5 and Shine 6/9.
What's the exact setting for delay?

Re: new york '77

The distortion is the Bigg Muff and he also used a Mxr phase 90. Not sure what the delay settings would be. Listen close to the delay feedback and speed and mess around with your delay pedal till it sounds right. It may take about a half hour of tweaking but you'll get it.

phaser/chorus

hi guys, i have a question for all you..
i've have ab Ibanez Phaser PH-5, as phaser for songs like Breathe and Any Colour is quite good, but, because of a phaser is quite similar to a chorus, i was wondering if anyone knows how to modify it to make it sounding like a chorus..finally another one: on it there are three controls: speed, depth and feedback. what the hell is feedback control for? thanx and shine on..Andrea
PS: i have bought the SPC with my passive pickups and it's a pleasure to turn it all the way up and hear Shine On tones come out of my little 10 watt amplifier..it's another world..:-)

Re: phaser/chorus

: hi guys, i have a question for all you..
: i've have ab Ibanez Phaser PH-5, as phaser for songs like Breathe and Any Colour is quite good, but, because of a phaser is quite similar to a chorus, i was wondering if anyone knows how to modify it to make it sounding like a chorus..

Why not just buy a chorus pedal? The phaser is a more intense than a chorus it's more like a tremelo or flange.

I know "any coulor" with the mxr 90 you turn the phase control all the way up and it's perfect.

finally another one: on it there are three controls: speed, depth and feedback. what the hell is feedback control for?

Feedback is how long a delay will go on for. in other words the lower the feedback is set the sooner the effect will end after every note.

Re: phaser/chorus

thank for feedback response..about MXR phase 90 and "Any Colour..." you're right, IN THE STUDIO he used phase 90 but live (Pulse) he uses the Univibe with the vibrato effect selected (that is very similar to a phaser)..
for you on what songs he uses tremulator (that is not a vibrato, it affects only signal's volume)? what do you think?
Andrea

Good Journey Floyd

Floyd,

Though ive never met you, you have been a great help and contributer to this page. I thank you for all the help. I remember when this discussion was very young, I feel we've covered much and maybe it is time to not focus as much energy here. Do stop back though every now and then just to say hello. Until then...Gods speed and may the wind be at your back always, SHINE ON! MARK

Re: Good Journey Floyd

Sorry your leavin Floyd. You are the man! Thanks for all your help. TTry to stop in whenever you get a chance.

Leaving

Hello everyone,
its come time that I take a vacation of sort. As to when I come back, I'm not sure
I'll pop in if I have the time, but its getting less and less. I bid you farewell.

Goodbye cruel world...goodbye
;o)
shine on.

Floyd

comfortably solo

can I duplicate the sound of a second solo with a boss metalizer Mt 2
delay dd3 flanger and chorus?

Re: comfortably solo

maybe, experiment...

: can I duplicate the sound of a second solo with a boss metalizer Mt 2
: delay dd3 flanger and chorus?

Question: David Gilmour's postal adress

Hello. I want to send to D. Gilmour my last musician work. Is dedicated to him, and is publised in the Guitarrist magazine. Do you
know the david's postal adress?

Re: Question: David Gilmour's postal adress

send you this mail with the next request : i intend to project The Pulse on the large screen in Bucharest, capital of Romania and i want to make from this a great event.
I need for this a copyright from the author of Concert and if you can help me , please do it.
My name is Mihai Amancei and i work in advertising.
I want to do this legal and for all fans of Pink floyd, because, the Pulse is one of the great show i ever seen.
Please help me!

Re: Question: David Gilmour's postal adress

Its nice, you may find a fan mail address, but evan if I had it, I wouldn't give it out
he deserves his privacy.

Floyd

: Hello. I want to send to D. Gilmour my last musician work. Is dedicated to him, and is publised in the Guitarrist magazine. Do you
: know the david's postal adress?

Just for a piece of information.

: Hello,

My name's Marine, I'm 18 and I'm french.
I don't know if I'm at the good adress but I'll want to know if it's possible to have a signed photo of David GILMOUR ?( I haven't had the chance to meet him yet (laugh))

I'm fan of Pink Floyd for I'm 9 years old; it makes me to know better this remarkable artist.
So, I have already written to another adress in England who no exist more.

Thanks a lot for what you could do for me.

Bye.
P.S: Sorry for my poor English..
Marine.

Question: David Gilmour's postal adress

hello, i want to send David a letter, can i get an adress so he gets it?
thank you very much

Please... David Gilmour's postal adress

How to send him a message?Please...

Re: Question: David Gilmour's postal adress

: Its nice, you may find a fan mail address, but evan if I had it, I wouldn't give it out
: he deserves his privacy.

: Floyd

: : Hello. I want to send to D. Gilmour my last musician work. Is dedicated to him, and is publised in the Guitarrist magazine. Do you
: : know the david's postal adress?
David Gilmours Address: David Gilmour/43 Portland Road/London, England/W11 41J.

Re: Question: David Gilmour's postal adress

you can try goin ot the intrepid aviation page and emailing the guy there askin for it. it's possible

multi effects processor

Can't I imitate floyd's sound with a multi effects processor?

Re: multi effects processor

Yes and No, alot of people like them, alot of people ask questions about them too...the best answer I can say
is, it won't give you the effect texture...but yes you can immitiate floyds sound with just a guitar and amp.

Floyd

: Can't I imitate floyd's sound with a multi effects processor?

Re: multi effects processor

What do you mean with it won't give you the effects texture?

Re: multi effects processor

I meant it will, I tried to refrain from saying tone, as its mostly his fingers
but I meant, it will give you alot of effects, but there not the ones "he" used
so it will never be exact-so just don't expect to get certain tones exactly with one.

and yes, I am biased against multi-fx processors ;o)

: What do you mean with it won't give you the effects texture?

MXR Dynacomp

I'm sure this has been brought up before but can someone tell me if the dynacomp would improve my tone? Would i use it clean or with the Big Muff or both? Anyifo is appreciated.

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