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: 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.
All I really know is he uses his black strat-tends to use fender twin reverbs along with hiwatt, I had a list
of all his equipment prior to the wall, I need to shoot myself for loosing the link, its in the pf encyclopedia book tho I think
or one of them. Sorry but thats all I know about that, I too am looking for a prior to current stuff-but you take what you
can get

do you agree?

I am always going to guitar forums, and I get so sick of people not giving Gilmour enough credit. everybody always talks about hendrix and vai. but no one ever gives gilmour the respect he deserves. vai is great guitarist, but gilmour can show so much emotion and has such a wide range of sounds. I just personally think he's the best. do you agree

Re: do you agree?

: I agree for sure. I never hear anyone say how great Gilmour is except for the die-hards. I can't figure out why that is. I hope people aren't ignorant and just write him off because he is in Pink Floyd. But I definetly agree that his greatness goes unnoticed. He knows every single sound on a guitar neck and he commands them to let the listener know exactly how he feels. Of course Jimi is the greatest and Jerry wasn't too bad himself, but Gilmour's guitar playing was more reserved and more important. His music gives you the straight up musical orgasm.

Re: do you agree?

: I am always going to guitar forums, and I get so sick of people not giving Gilmour enough credit. everybody always talks about hendrix and vai. but no one ever gives gilmour the respect he deserves. vai is great guitarist, but gilmour can show so much emotion and has such a wide range of sounds. I just personally think he's the best. do you agree
Yes, I agree 100% with you. Ok, Hendrix was a legend because
he was the first, and I still am a great fan of Steve Vai, but I
think that Pink Floyd music and the same Gilmour`s idea of
"sound" is something that places Dave over all the world`s
"guitar heroes". His solos have something special, which arrives
straight to my mind, something "psychedelic", there`s no one
like him!

Re: do you agree?

: I am always going to guitar forums, and I get so sick of people not giving Gilmour enough credit. everybody always talks about hendrix and vai. but no one ever gives gilmour the respect he deserves. vai is great guitarist, but gilmour can show so much emotion and has such a wide range of sounds. I just personally think he's the best. do you agree

: I think your 110% right bro. people are so ignorant. oh well. i look at it like..its them missing out on what we have...and thats a love for his music. mark

Re: do you agree?

'Course I agree - that's why I'm here. The thing is, with guitarists like Vai(especially) and Hendrix, there seems to be more to dissect than with someone like DG. DG's approach is generally fairly simple and supportive, even in his solos, as opposed to being as extroverted as those guys, and supportive players
(including guys like Edge, Andy Summers, George Harrison )don't usually get the accollades from the guitar community that they should. I love Hendrix, but am not a big Vai fan - probably because of the Roth association.

Re: do you agree?

: : yeah, your right. oh well. as long as we're happy.

Overdrive

whats gilmour use to overdrive and get tones like on dogs?

Re: Overdrive

Funny...I happen to be listening to that very song right now! Okay, I would go about finding this tone as follows:
First, COMPRESSION & gobs of it (possibly a combination of a few different compression pedals)--play with whatever compression pedals you may have; if you don't have any compression, buy a good pedal like the MXR dynacomp
He's also got a Big Muff going on here, almost certianly--just a little to add creamyness. Now, there's also some sort of overdrive (I think that he uses Chandler's but an Ibanez Tube Screamer or Boss SD-1 would do the trick).
Lot's of mid-range--LOTS of mid-range (probably more than you'll get out of an amp's EQ, he uses a mid-booster: ~25db,I think).
After that there are time-delay type effects like chorus and delay--just play until you find it. That formula works pretty well for most of the sounds he uses, just mix in different amounts of each for his different tones.
Hope thats helpful, & good luck keeping your hair (I spent ~2 years working on Gilmour's tone!:) )

Jeff

Re: Overdrive

: whats gilmour use to overdrive and get tones like on dogs?

Dave`s pedalboard during the "Animals" tour included an Orange (or Colorsound?) Treble-Bass Booster: I don`t know the way Dave used it, but I believe that at higher gain settings it would give some nice overdrive effect by itself, or simply "boosting" the amplifier`s input stage.
I`m trying to find the schematic to build it, or at least something similar!
You could also try to use a more common overdrive pedal like for example the Ibanez TS-9 or the Boss SD-1, though I`ve never tried with them...
Bye!

Echo

What is the best echo to simulate early floyd echo, without spending the big bucks for a tape echo?

alembic f-2b

I have found that these preamps are very hard to find used, and I am not about to fork out $900 for a 90's one. Are these really crucial in getting the gilmour sound? What are some close alternatives to them? I understand that they were based on fender dual showmans, couldn't i just get a fender dual showman?

Thanks,
Bill de Koning

Re: alembic f-2b

: I have found that these preamps are very hard to find used, and I am not about to fork out $900 for a 90's one. Are these really crucial in getting the gilmour sound? What are some close alternatives to them? I understand that they were based on fender dual showmans, couldn't i just get a fender dual showman?

: Thanks,
: Bill de Koning
DEAR BILL,IF YOU LOOK YOU WILL FIND THE 1970'S BLUEFACED MODELS @ AROUND $300-400 TOPS.ALEMBIC HAS A NEWER BLACKFACED VERSION,WHICH LOOKS COOLER & IS THE SAME NEW @ AROUND $500.00
THESE SOUND GREAT ON BASS,OF COURSE.THEY SOUND GOOD FOR GUITAR EVEN UNMODIFIED.YOU CAN GET ONE & USE IT WITH OUT HAVING IT MODIFIED & IT WILL SOUND JUST FINE,DON'T BELIEVE THE MODIFIED HYPE!!! ALEMBIC IS A GOOD QUALITY COMPANY,NICE & VERY HELPFUL. GOOD LUCK!!

BOSS CS-2 compression/sustainer

could someone please tell me which pedle is better to get gilmours sound...the BOSS CS-2 compression/sustainer, or the CS-3, ive heard the cs-3 is better because its newer. plz help mark

Re: BOSS CS-2 compression/sustainer

: could someone please tell me which pedle is better to get gilmours sound...the BOSS CS-2 compression/sustainer, or the CS-3, ive heard the cs-3 is better because its newer. plz help mark
:i just got the CS-3 it sounds real good. however i never heard the cs-2 oh well.

Re: BOSS CS-2 compression/sustainer

Definetly search for a cs-2, the 3 is not as warm as the cs-2 and anyways the cs-2 is cheaper, two birds with one stone eh?
Dustin
: could someone please tell me which pedle is better to get gilmours sound...the BOSS CS-2 compression/sustainer, or the CS-3, ive heard the cs-3 is better because its newer. plz help mark

Breathe?!?

How do you get the delay used on the studio version of Breathe. I have a LIne 6 DL 4, what else do I need, or what else do I do. Help me please.

Re: Breathe?!?

: How do you get the delay used on the studio version of Breathe. I have a LIne 6 DL 4, what else do I need, or what else do I do. Help me please.

um.... which part
for the slide guitar use tons of delay. for the others, use a univibe. compression on everything.

Skot

Re: Breathe?!?

: : How do you get the delay used on the studio version of Breathe. I have a LIne 6 DL 4, what else do I need, or what else do I do. Help me please.

: um.... which part
: for the slide guitar use tons of delay. for the others, use a univibe. compression on everything.

: Skot

I agree with Skot. Gilmour was most likely using a Uni-vibe during the 1994 tour for the chords on this song.

He may have used a Uni-vibe or MXR Phase 90 or 100 during previous tours or on the album sessions.

Have a cigar

Okay, guess no one knows the awnser for mother, heres the question of the day, what the hell is the effect(s) for gilmours gutar in "have a Cigar" plz help

Re: Have a cigar

A Univibe with a clean Strat tone. I nailed it with my reissue Univibe.

Re: Have a cigar

its a phaser. dont know what brand. could be close with the univibe, but i dont think it was originally a univibe. that is for the rhythm part.

skot

Re: Have a cigar

can i get the univibe as a pedle or is it part of gilmours rack setup. what does gilmour use?

Re: Have a cigar

: can i get the univibe as a pedle or is it part of gilmours rack setup. what does gilmour use?

If it's an MXR Phase 90 the pedal can be purchased for about $69. If it's a Dunlop Uni-vibe the cost runs over $200. Both pedals are still in production.

Re: Have a cigar

It is a pedal that is re-issued by Dunlop. Gilmore's was a pedal that was modified into a rack piece of gear.

Re: Have a cigar

I seem to be able to nail this sound with an Electro-Harmonix small stone.

Mother

Thanks for the info for comfortably Dustin, BTW do you know what kind of distortion gilmour uses for the solo to Mother?

Re: Mother

i wanna fuck my mum

Re: Mother

: i wanna fuck my mum
: I would love to fuck my mother too. What I would give to suck on her huge tits. I have seen her naked through key holes

Re: Mother

: : i wanna fuck my mum
: : I would love to fuck my mother too. What I would give to suck on her huge tits. I have seen her naked through key holes
: : I have been fucking my mum for three years now. You have no idea what you are missing!

Re: Mother

For Mother, I'd go definetly the big muff pi, the rat isn't thick or muddy enough for this one, plenty of reverb, and of course sustain
I think thats about it, maybe some light chorus or phase, so I'd prolly set it up with Big Muff Pi, Reverb, Chorus (most likely CS-2 type), not sure if compressed you'd have to mess with it
the muff pi would double or triple your sustain I hear, I only have a rat tho.

Dustin

: Thanks for the info for comfortably Dustin, BTW do you know what kind of distortion gilmour uses for the solo to Mother?

Re: Mother

: For Mother, I'd go definetly the big muff pi, the rat isn't thick or muddy enough for this one, plenty of reverb, and of course sustain
: I think thats about it, maybe some light chorus or phase, so I'd prolly set it up with Big Muff Pi, Reverb, Chorus (most likely CS-2 type), not sure if compressed you'd have to mess with it
: the muff pi would double or triple your sustain I hear, I only have a rat tho.

: Dustin

:
: : Thanks for the info for comfortably Dustin, BTW do you know what kind of distortion gilmour uses for the solo to Mother?

Use a Big Muff, Electro Harmonix Electric Mistress, Compression and subtle Delay

Comfortably

Hmmm iam confused so does he use the "Big Muff" or does he Use the "Pro Co Rat 2" pedal. sorry iam fairly new to this.only been playing a year. i can play a nasty 2nd solo though :) please help.

Re: Comfortably

: Hmmm iam confused so does he use the "Big Muff" or does he Use the "Pro Co Rat 2" pedal. sorry iam fairly new to this.only been playing a year. i can play a nasty 2nd solo though :) please help.

Gilmour used a Strat into a Big Muff, Electric Mistress Flanger (most likely a subtle setting) then into a Hiwatt with Yamaha rotating speakers in the studio.

In live performances it sounds like the same setup. I can hear the Big Muff and the Electric Mistress for the majority of the distorted guitar sounds on the Wall live.

Re: Comfortably

I wouldn't be surprised if both? But To my current knowledge its the big muff pi, with some phase or chorus
and delay

Dustin

: Hmmm iam confused so does he use the "Big Muff" or does he Use the "Pro Co Rat 2" pedal. sorry iam fairly new to this.only been playing a year. i can play a nasty 2nd solo though :) please help.

Re: Comfortably

I may be wrong, it looks like phil taylor, his guitar technician, says he uses a big muff. But the cheaper way to go it
the rat, which can create a similar sound, but alittle thinner.

Dustin
: Hmmm iam confused so does he use the "Big Muff" or does he Use the "Pro Co Rat 2" pedal. sorry iam fairly new to this.only been playing a year. i can play a nasty 2nd solo though :) please help.

Comfortably

Could someone PLEASE tell me what kind of distortion gilmour uses in his solos for comfortably numb??? thanks...great page by the way :) Shine On!

Re: Comfortably

: Could someone PLEASE tell me what kind of distortion gilmour uses in his solos for comfortably numb??? thanks...great page by the way :) Shine On!
Pro Co Rat 2 pedal

Re: Comfortably

: : Could someone PLEASE tell me what kind of distortion gilmour uses in his solos for comfortably numb??? thanks...great page by the way :) Shine On!
: Pro Co Rat 2 pedal

It's actually a combination of effects/pedals, the main one being the Big Muff, as disclosed once by Pete Cornish. There's also a slow vibrato giving that richer sound, which could either be through Gilmour's doppola speakers, or the Uni-Vibe.

Re: Comfortably

i need to know why that fender sound's like that in the wall live album...
shine on!

Ibanez MID

I need a model structure of cable MID.

Tanks.

the sound in any color you like

how can I make the sound of the guitar "any color you like"

What kind of tuner machine heads are on Gilmour's guitar?

Hi, could you tell me, what kind of tuning heads are on Gilmour's guitar. The 1957 Reissue has thouse ugly rectangular heads, but new strats tend to have nice round crome tuning heads. And I think that's what I saw on Gilmour's guitar (from Pulse video). If he does have those ugly rectangular tuning heads, would it be possible to replace them with new round ones? or even locking machine heads?

Thank you.

Eugene

Re: What kind of tuner machine heads are on Gilmour's guitar?

As far as I know Gilmour's red 57 reissue strats are completley stock except pickups and electronics (EMG). That means he's got vintage style Kluson tuners, those nice round chrome ones. I personally love them over any modern machine heads. They have improved gear ratio (15:1) and if you string them up right, they work wonders. All parts and Stew mac are good sources. You can also get a locking version of them by Gotoh. Other guitars Gilmour might be pictured with could vary, but through out his thirty some odd years he's pretty much used the standard equipment, and used them better than anyone else as far as I'm concerned. Good luck

Jess Robie

: Eugene

music

I want to the pic of guitar and effect, also the cost.
Thank you.

music

I want to the pic of guitar and effect, also the cost.
Thank you.

music

I want to the pic of guitar and effect, also the cost.
Thank you.

Guitar Rigs

I was at a show the other night and I saw a guitar player by the name of Ted Wulfers. He plays in a band called Beggar's Bridge. He had all these foot pedals in front of his monitor and something he called a rack as well as a lot of amps and speakers. Is it that common for guitar players to have all that stuff???? Please write back.

Suzie
p.s. their webpage is www.beggarsbridge.com if you want to get in touch with the band

Re: Guitar Rigs

: I was at a show the other night and I saw a guitar player by the name of Ted Wulfers. He plays in a band called Beggar's Bridge. He had all these foot pedals in front of his monitor and something he called a rack as well as a lot of amps and speakers. Is it that common for guitar players to have all that stuff???? Please write back.

: Suzie
: p.s. their webpage is www.beggarsbridge.com if you want to get in touch with the band

it is pretty common for guitar players to have a lot of effects. it depends on the style and the players personal tastes for effects. i myself love effects and have numerous effects when im playing. hope this helps.

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

keeping it in tune

I am wondering how david gilmour keeps his guitar in tune... I have a fender strat, and whenever I use the tremolo bar, it goes horribly out of tune, and that is a characteristic of strats... David Gilmour, In know uses his tremolo bar pretty extensively yet, he manages to play in perfect tune... is there some modification or special effect he has that allows him to do this?? How does he do it?

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