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: Delay

: What do you all use for delay? to my knowledge the most widely used cheap delay is a Boss DD-5, is that correct?

Yeah, or the older DD-3, both will do all the basic delays. I use the loop function on the DD-3 to repeat a tick tock sound (made by muted plucking a couple of strings) that I can play over for the beginning of Time

Re: Delay

I´ve just bought the Tc-electronic D.two Delay, and it´s Tc´s "cheaper" edition of the Tc2290 Delay, which David uses, and it´s the best quality actually, but 3 times more expensive than a Boss D-5

Comfortably PULSE

does anyone know the correct position your fingers should be in for the very begining of the first solo of comfortably on pulse. the rake part...how do you guys do it?...do you do a three finger bend on 14? or two? dave does it so fast.. help me out with that solo as much a possable. thanks mark

Re: Comfortably PULSE

I usually rake across the strings and hit the 14th fret on the first string with my 3rd finger (with a singing vibrato backed up by my 1st and 2nd fingers.) Then I bend the note up a half step up to G and back.

: does anyone know the correct position your fingers should be in for the very begining of the first solo of comfortably on pulse. the rake part...how do you guys do it?...do you do a three finger bend on 14? or two? dave does it so fast.. help me out with that solo as much a possable. thanks mark

Re: Comfortably PULSE

Ahh, I spent 2 months learning that solo by ear. Let see at the beggining, its all the same as on the wall
I slide from 15 down to 7 on g, with my index finger, middle finger to 9 and bend up, one finger, I'm not quite sure
what you mean by rake part tho?

Floyd
: does anyone know the correct position your fingers should be in for the very begining of the first solo of comfortably on pulse. the rake part...how do you guys do it?...do you do a three finger bend on 14? or two? dave does it so fast.. help me out with that solo as much a possable. thanks mark

Re: Comfortably PULSE

I´ve listened a lot to that number, and i believe that he plays a D-major (normal position) just an octave up, starting on the g-string on 14´s fret raking the D-major, but he palmmutes the g-and b-string.
I´ve tried that, and it sounds a lot like him.

Guitar with Whammy problems

Hello. I just got a 7 String guitar (Esp F-207) which has a whammy bar on it and the strings are extremely tight. It could eat through a 1.5 pick within an hour of play. How do I fix this. Is my guitar defected.

david gilmour guitar sound

I own a DIGITECH 2120 artist and a ROCKTRON intelliflex and I'd like to approach david gilmour's guitar sound.what setting should I use on these devices to do that? thanks

Re: david gilmour guitar sound

Hi!
I'm looking for the same info; I have an RP-20, but I'm not explicitly looking files to download to the device; I would be very happy with info like:
On that&that solo-part of this&that song, David uses 300ms Delay, Tube distortion 55% gain etc. Info like that is very welcome (refer to my request: reproducing Dave's Guitar sounds).
I hope someone will help us!bye,
Frank.

DG20 from EMG active pickups

I got an all black DG20 from guitar center for $275.00 and it was the best thing I have done for my sound in years. The EXG and the SPC along
the sweet EMG-SA have been what I have heard in my head since Dark Side of The Moon. The EMG DG20 is the best
set-up for the money and you get million dollar tone.
Check them out. JJF

Re: DG20 from EMG active pickups

I bought the DG20 and took it back. Gilmour has only been using EMGs since 1984. They do not automatically make your guitar sound like Pink Floyd. Not that I was expecting that, but I was expecting a whole lot more for $270. Standard Strat will work just as well. Or put a humbucker in the bridge position. Does the same as EMG setup.

Re: DG20 from EMG active pickups

I totally agree bro i have the same ones...the only thing is the very processed sound that you cant get rid of when playing songs from the old days like dark side and animals...but for the later stuff...i looovvveee them. great pickups

Re: DG20 from EMG active pickups

I have the dg-20 as well. I love them for most things, but it sometimes can be alittle thin,
what were the pickups he used for songs like shien on you crazy diamond -off wish you were here?

Floyd
: I totally agree bro i have the same ones...the only thing is the very processed sound that you cant get rid of when playing songs from the old days like dark side and animals...but for the later stuff...i looovvveee them. great pickups

Re: DG20 from EMG active pickups

I agree that the EMG's don't do enough for what they cost. I had bought them but then I returned them. The only real thing I hear them do is cancel hum. Just think, all of the best music from Floyd came out from 79 and back. He didn't use the EMG's then. For Shine On, Gilmour uses a Tele. You can definetly tell on the intro and stuff.

Re: DG20 from EMG active pickups

: I have the dg-20 as well. I love them for most things, but it sometimes can be alittle thin,

EMG's SPC mid booster is supposed to help give the SA pickups more punch. Some have compared it to getting a humbucker sound out of the single coils (which sort of defeats the reason for having single coils.)

: what were the pickups he used for songs like shien on you crazy diamond -off wish you were here?

If you mean the album version, he most likely used the stock pickups on the black Strat he was playing at the time (either a 1970 or 1971 according to guitar tech Phil Taylor.) A photograph taken by Taylor during the Wish You Were Here sessions shows Gilmour with that guitar on page 62-63 of the Shine On book released with the box set.

If you're wondering about which pickups were used then the answer is the neck pickup with the tone rolled back for the intro and the bridge pickup for the rest of the song.

Re: DG20 from EMG active pickups

: : I have the dg-20 as well. I love them for most things, but it sometimes can be alittle thin,

: EMG's SPC mid booster is supposed to help give the SA pickups more punch. Some have compared it to getting a humbucker sound out of the single coils (which sort of defeats the reason for having single coils.)

: : what were the pickups he used for songs like shien on you crazy diamond -off wish you were here?

: If you mean the album version, he most likely used the stock pickups on the black Strat he was playing at the time (either a 1970 or 1971 according to guitar tech Phil Taylor.) A photograph taken by Taylor during the Wish You Were Here sessions shows Gilmour with that guitar on page 62-63 of the Shine On book released with the box set.

: If you're wondering about which pickups were used then the answer is the neck pickup with the tone rolled back for the intro and the bridge pickup for the rest of the song.

Gilmour actually experimented with Dimarzio pickups alot during that time. They were hotter than the standard strat.

Re: DG20 from EMG active pickups

The stock pickups on his 1969 Stratocaster but with a DiMarzio (i believe) in the bridge. However gilmour said he couldn't really tell the difference between his stock 69 pickup in the bridge and the Dimarzio. I'm looking into buying a Custom Shop 69 set from fender for that tone.
: I have the dg-20 as well. I love them for most things, but it sometimes can be alittle thin,
: what were the pickups he used for songs like shien on you crazy diamond -off wish you were here?

: Floyd
: : I totally agree bro i have the same ones...the only thing is the very processed sound that you cant get rid of when playing songs from the old days like dark side and animals...but for the later stuff...i looovvveee them. great pickups

reproducing Dave's guitar sounds

Hi there,
I am looking for a cool web site that will tell you in detail how a specific guitar sound is build up of one of the Pink Floyd songs.
For example the solo-sound in 'Sorrow' or 'Run like Hell', or any available info. I want to learn to use my effects well.
My device is a Digital RP-20, a real good effectprocessor with all possibilities inside + a Cry baby Wahwah, which is the best. My guitars are Fender Strat USA and a Gibson LP Custom, not bad at all too! I really need detailed info to re-create sounds of David, and learn from him. I'm sure one of you will have this info, or knows a good web-site!
I'm also very interested in guitar-sounds of other bands like U2 and Skunk Anansie.
Best regards,
Frank.

Re: reproducing Dave's guitar sounds

I´ve just bought a 100 watt Hi-watthead, which is 22 years old. Thats a really big step one the way, getting Gilmours sound, because that amp has that "Shine on your..." sound in it self almost, and a whole lot of feedback. You can even turn the volumeknob to 10 and the 100watt amp is still clean. That amp, combined with the real effects should do it. My 360 Watt Marshall Cabinet has a cool Gilmoursound also.

Celestion Speakers?

Anyone have an idea which celestions he uses in his Marshall stack. ie vintage 30 etc?.(refer to web site if possible)

thanks.
nick

Celestion Speakers?

Anyone have an idea which celestions he uses in his Marshall stack. ie vintage 30 etc?.(refer to web site if possible)

thanks.
nick

hi

hi

Another brick pt.II....punchy bass sound?

Thanks for the site! Very helpful. Only the puncy, bassy yet slightly fuzzy sound on amother brick II solo eludes me. I have an alembic f2b, big muff, strat with emg pickups and 2 fender amps (after you've heard stereo chorus you'll never go back to one amp!) My sound is so humongous. I've found the 2 most critical pieces to achieve his sound is the f2b and the big muff (for his basic huge sound). Without the f2b- the treble is way to high since you can't set the muff tone too low or else its muddled. I know he used a les paul to record this and then I believe went through a yamaha preamp? Anyways how do I get the puncy yet fuzzy tone?

much appreciated,
nick

Re: Another brick pt.II....punchy bass sound?

: Thanks for the site! Very helpful. Only the puncy, bassy yet slightly fuzzy sound on amother brick II solo eludes me. I have an alembic f2b, big muff, strat with emg pickups and 2 fender amps (after you've heard stereo chorus you'll never go back to one amp!) My sound is so humongous. I've found the 2 most critical pieces to achieve his sound is the f2b and the big muff (for his basic huge sound). Without the f2b- the treble is way to high since you can't set the muff tone too low or else its muddled. I know he used a les paul to record this and then I believe went through a yamaha preamp? Anyways how do I get the puncy yet fuzzy tone?

: much appreciated,
: nick

For the studio version, I won`t use any fuzz or dist. units, I`d go for guitar-compressor-equalizer-amp. For the live version, of course it`s another story. Anyway, how do you usually set the tone control on the Big Muff?
Bye!
AndreaD

Re: Another brick pt.II....punchy bass sound?

: : Thanks for the site! Very helpful. Only the puncy, bassy yet slightly fuzzy sound on amother brick II solo eludes me. I have an alembic f2b, big muff, strat with emg pickups and 2 fender amps (after you've heard stereo chorus you'll never go back to one amp!) My sound is so humongous. I've found the 2 most critical pieces to achieve his sound is the f2b and the big muff (for his basic huge sound). Without the f2b- the treble is way to high since you can't set the muff tone too low or else its muddled. I know he used a les paul to record this and then I believe went through a yamaha preamp? Anyways how do I get the puncy yet fuzzy tone?

: : much appreciated,
: : nick
:
: For the studio version, I won`t use any fuzz or dist. units, I`d go for guitar-compressor-equalizer-amp. For the live version, of course it`s another story. Anyway, how do you usually set the tone control on the Big Muff?
: Bye!
: AndreaD

Re: Another brick pt.II....punchy bass sound?

I should learn how to spell first. I believe punchy still features an " h ". I swear I can hear some overdrive (especially evident on low notes - boom!) Easy to get the popping, clicking, punchiness when clean put as soon as you add minimal fuzz as per above topic- you lose it. Am I imagining things? Anyways, I'm picking up an MXR dyna comp which apparantly is good for this (my last hope) as well as a rat II which is more smooth than the muff in this case. I set my tone on the big muff at about 10 o'clock, minimal distortion as this pedal is already on acid or something (7 o'clock) and minimal volume (output). But its still tough to squeeze the huge tone without the f2b (it's expensive but necessary), I sound like an AM radio without it and can't imagine playing now without it. A great site for Dave's complete gear is flashcast.com/dg/. It helped me alot. Thanks for the tip Andrea, I'll try to turn my fuzz down at least!

Chiao

Re: Another brick pt.II....punchy bass sound?

: I should learn how to spell first. I believe punchy still features an " h ". I swear I can hear some overdrive (especially evident on low notes - boom!) Easy to get the popping, clicking, punchiness when clean put as soon as you add minimal fuzz as per above topic- you lose it. Am I imagining things? Anyways, I'm picking up an MXR dyna comp which apparantly is good for this (my last hope) as well as a rat II which is more smooth than the muff in this case. I set my tone on the big muff at about 10 o'clock, minimal distortion as this pedal is already on acid or something (7 o'clock) and minimal volume (output). But its still tough to squeeze the huge tone without the f2b (it's expensive but necessary), I sound like an AM radio without it and can't imagine playing now without it. A great site for Dave's complete gear is flashcast.com/dg/. It helped me alot. Thanks for the tip Andrea, I'll try to turn my fuzz down at least!

: Chiao

No problem for your English spelling, I know I still am making some errors, too!
Visiting the page http://www.pinkfloyd-co.com/band/interviews/djg/djg96.html
I`ve discovered (read Dave`s interview) that "Another Brick... pt.2" guitar solo was first recorded directly into the board, and then sent into the amp for that kind of "amp tone". This may be the overdrive effect you can hear from the recording, simply the amp running at higher volume. Maybe a simple overdrive pedal at low drive settings (unfortunately, I don`t have much experience about OD types and models: Ibanez TS-9?) could help you.
Ah, I forgot, of course I`d add some reverb at the end of the chain!
Thanks for all your infos about the Alembic F2-B preamp and the Muff settings. At the moment, I can`t afford the F2-B, maybe in a future... I think by now I`ll begin trying to do some Equalizer work to remove some high-end from my signal.

Greetings from Italy!
AndreaD

Re: Another brick pt.II....punchy bass sound?

what is a F-2B???? why is it so crutial? thanks for the info.

I dont have to much money to buy the same gear of david i got an ibanez guitar but i dont like is so

I dont have too much money , but i want to buy a strat, whats the best strat for not to much money?

Re: I dont have to much money to buy the same gear of david i got an ibanez guitar but i dont like i

: I dont have too much money , but i want to buy a strat, whats the best strat for not to much money?

Any kind of Strat from the Fender company should be fine if the price is right. The key is the 3 single-coil pickup sound. I know someone with a Squire and it played and sounded much better than I expected. You can always find a good deal on Ebay.

Re: I dont have to much money to buy the same gear of david i got an ibanez guitar but i dont like i

: : I dont have too much money , but i want to buy a strat, whats the best strat for not to much money?

: Any kind of Strat from the Fender company should be fine if the price is right. The key is the 3 single-coil pickup sound. I know someone with a Squire and it played and sounded much better than I expected. You can always find a good deal on Ebay.

You can install an on-board preamp into your guitar and change the pick-ups. This really enhance the sound of your guitar

Re: I dont have to much money to buy the same gear of david i got an ibanez guitar but i dont like i

Get a strat fer sure- try a standarn mexican strat for about 300$
or a cheap squire for 180$, maybe evan a used standard.

Dustin

: I dont have too much money , but i want to buy a strat, whats the best strat for not to much money?

Re: I dont have to much money to buy the same gear of david i got an ibanez guitar but i dont like i

dont get a squire they suck. go for a used mexican. or just use the cheapest thing you can find.

skot
http://www.geocities.com/computer_jones

: Get a strat fer sure- try a standarn mexican strat for about 300$
: or a cheap squire for 180$, maybe evan a used standard.

: Dustin

: : I dont have too much money , but i want to buy a strat, whats the best strat for not to much money?

Best effect to emulate doppolas?

What`s the best effect to use to emulate a rotating speaker? Chorus or phaser?

Re: Best effect to emulate doppolas?

I use a mxr phase 90 just cause I got it for christmas it kind of does it. But I hear the electro-harmonix
electronic mistress is a great one.

Dustin
: What`s the best effect to use to emulate a rotating speaker? Chorus or phaser?

Re: Best effect to emulate doppolas?

: : What`s the best effect to use to emulate a rotating speaker? Chorus or phaser?

I use the Hughes & Kettner Tube Rotosphere for Leslies..It does it better than the MXR 90 because the depth is adjustable and it can be kicked in without raising your volume...It will set you back a few bucks but it is worth every penny....

Re: Best effect to emulate doppolas?

: : What`s the best effect to use to emulate a rotating speaker? Chorus or phaser?

I use the Hughes & Kettner Tube Rotosphere for Leslies..It does it better than the MXR 90 because the depth is adjustable and it can be kicked in without raising your volume...It will set you back a few bucks but it is worth every penny....

Re: Best effect to emulate doppolas?

Gilmour has used the MXR Phase 90 & 100 in the past and he's used the Boss CE-2 Chorus more recently. But I think the best pedal to simulate that rotating speaker sound is the Dunlop Uni-Vibe. It's a bit expensive but this is the "rotating speaker sound" pedal that guitarists have been using since the late 60's.

: I use a mxr phase 90 just cause I got it for christmas it kind of does it. But I hear the electro-harmonix
: electronic mistress is a great one.

: Dustin
: : What`s the best effect to use to emulate a rotating speaker? Chorus or phaser?

Re: Best effect to emulate doppolas?

In my opinion the chorus and phaser can work good in their own way. both pedals work good for leslie simulation at different speeds. for example a "chorus pedal is a fine choice for emulating the slow speed (chorale-chorus) let's assume that the chorus you're using is a BOSS CE-2 because it is a fantastic analog pedal that gives you a warm, lush sound. for me, the settings i use to get a competent simulation is i turn the "rate to about ten o' clock and the 'depth to about one o'clock.

a phaser is good for emulating the fast speed. it'll sound more like a full rotating speaker as opposed to the treble horns of a leslie but it's close enough and sounds just as cool. let's assume you're using a MXR phase 90, just turn the rate to about 3 o clock for that liquid tone.

if u want a leslie simulator in a stomp box that sounds like an original leslie is a BOSS VB-2 Vibrato. they're pretty rare and expensive but it's worth it since is's a pitch modulating vibrato not tremolo

note i own a CE-2 and think the sound is more rich than a leslie, and i own a Hughes and Kettner rotosphere which is a tube leslie simulator and that's a nice unit to own let me tell u

Big Muff too "fat"

I use a Big Muff as the main pedal for P.Floyd solos: sounds great, but on the lower notes it`s quite too "fat" sounding compared to Dave`s sound, and
setting the tone control higher makes it sound too thin.
What whould you suggest? Should I use an overdrive pedal in front of it?

Re: Big Muff too "fat"

: I use a Big Muff as the main pedal for P.Floyd solos: sounds great, but on the lower notes it`s quite too "fat" sounding compared to Dave`s sound, and
: setting the tone control higher makes it sound too thin.
: What whould you suggest? Should I use an overdrive pedal in front of it?

Try rolling back the "sustain" knob a bit. The tone is smoother that way.

Re: Big Muff too "fat"

try a Proco Rat2 distortion its not quite as fat compared to a big muff.

Dustin

: I use a Big Muff as the main pedal for P.Floyd solos: sounds great, but on the lower notes it`s quite too "fat" sounding compared to Dave`s sound, and
: setting the tone control higher makes it sound too thin.
: What whould you suggest? Should I use an overdrive pedal in front of it?

Phase 90 or Boss super phaser?

what do you think is better? i know gilmour useds the mxr phase 90 but do you guys think i can get the same tone on a boss super phaser?

Re: Phase 90 or Boss super phaser?

If in doubt, it's hard to go wrong using the equipment any guitarist used to recreate a sound you like. Gilmour used an MXR Phase 90 for the majority of the 1970's.

: what do you think is better? i know gilmour useds the mxr phase 90 but do you guys think i can get the same tone on a boss super phaser?

Re: Phase 90 or Boss super phaser?

: what do you think is better? i know gilmour useds the mxr phase 90 but do you guys think i can get the same tone on a boss super phaser?
I use a mxr-I'd get that, I mean if you think about it, its what he used, I use it in tons of songs, comfortably numb
cause it gives a nice rotating speaker feel, shine on you crazy diamond, high hopes, I think you'll find the phaser is nice
and it fits into alot of his tunes. The boss may be good, but it won't create the same sounds

Re: Phase 90 or Boss super phaser?

: : what do you think is better? i know gilmour useds the mxr phase 90 but do you guys think i can get the same tone on a boss super phaser?
: I use a mxr-I'd get that, I mean if you think about it, its what he used, I use it in tons of songs, comfortably numb
: cause it gives a nice rotating speaker feel, shine on you crazy diamond, high hopes, I think you'll find the phaser is nice
: and it fits into alot of his tunes. The boss may be good, but it won't create the same sounds

: For the Comfortably solos do you use distortion too...or just the MXR??? btw... in the 2nd solo..how do you do the first really fast part that starts with the pull of from 10 to the 8th fret? iam having a problem getting it to sound right.

Re: Phase 90 or Boss super phaser?

For the comfortably numb solo's he uses a small delay, big muff pi, rotating speakers, chorus
what I use is, rat 2, and phaser at 11 oclock. Not sure exactly where your talking about, but
go here:
http://pinkfloyd-co.com/band/tab/wall/tab_wall-cn2.txt
this is what I learned off of, and minus the added parts in the PULSE version, there the same
if you could ellaborate alittle more and e-mail me at dusty@dudeman.net I can give you a more ellaborate
response.

: : : what do you think is better? i know gilmour useds the mxr phase 90 but do you guys think i can get the same tone on a boss super phaser?
: : I use a mxr-I'd get that, I mean if you think about it, its what he used, I use it in tons of songs, comfortably numb
: : cause it gives a nice rotating speaker feel, shine on you crazy diamond, high hopes, I think you'll find the phaser is nice
: : and it fits into alot of his tunes. The boss may be good, but it won't create the same sounds

: : For the Comfortably solos do you use distortion too...or just the MXR??? btw... in the 2nd solo..how do you do the first really fast part that starts with the pull of from 10 to the 8th fret? iam having a problem getting it to sound right.

Re: Phase 90 or Boss super phaser?

Hey there... I've owned a boss ph-2 super phaser for sometime now, and I just recently sold it off on ebay. The first phaser I ever played with and owned was the ph-2, and until I heard the sounds of an MXR I thought that the PH-2 was the only way to go. But the ph-2 isn't perfect. It's very good in some respects--like it's setup very well to really adjust the speed, depth, etc.. but the sound of the phase effect itself is incredibly dry if you ask me. I like a really rich saturated tone.. like what you'll find from a smallstone (electro-harmonix). The MXR isn't as wet sounding as a smallstone, but it's very bright and it almost seems to shimmer like glass. It's really incredibly sounding.. the only drawback to the MXR phaser is that it isn't as easy to control as the ph-2. With the MXR phase 90, you have one knob.. that adjusts speed and depth together. So if you want flexibility, go with the ph-2. If you want to go after the gilmour sound, go with the MXR. BUT--BOSS just released a new phaser, the ph-3 phase shifter.. and this pedal if you ask me is the master of all phasers. Best advice I can give you though is to try as many as possible and buy what YOU like the most. Good luck.

Gilmour's Pre EMG Setup

I know a lot is known and has been said about Gilmour's recent gear setup. Would anyone happen to know the details of his setup prior to what he's using lately (especially his guitar pickups)? I'm interested in the "Wish you were here"/"Animals" era. I heard he was using DiMarzio's on his guitar but not sure what model/models. Also I've heard his pedal boards had changed a couple of times. Thanks in advance for any info, it is greatly appreciated.

Re: Gilmour's Pre EMG Setup

: I know a lot is known and has been said about Gilmour's recent gear setup. Would anyone happen to know the details of his setup prior to what he's using lately (especially his guitar pickups)? I'm interested in the "Wish you were here"/"Animals" era. I heard he was using DiMarzio's on his guitar but not sure what model/models. Also I've heard his pedal boards had changed a couple of times. Thanks in advance for any info, it is greatly appreciated.

Go to:

http://members.nbci.com/RichM66/sbarchive.htm

Here you`ll find many infos on Dave`s guitars,amps and effects during the `70s.

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