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: keeping it in tune

What sort of Strat do you have though? I have a '57 reissue like he uses (duh, wonder why I got one of those!), and have found that no matter how much I abuse the tremelo, it stays perfectly in tune! I did spend a little time lightly oiling the moving parts etc, but to date, no problems at all!

I was a little worried about that too, but have been very pleasantly surprised.

Re: keeping it in tune

: What sort of Strat do you have though? I have a '57 reissue like he uses (duh, wonder why I got one of those!), and have found that no matter how much I abuse the tremelo, it stays perfectly in tune! I did spend a little time lightly oiling the moving parts etc, but to date, no problems at all!

: I was a little worried about that too, but have been very pleasantly surprised.

I couldn't afford the 57, so I got a mex. stnd with the pro series dg20, so it sounds like his anyways...
but I have no problem staying in tune when playing his stuff

Re: keeping it in tune

: : What sort of Strat do you have though? I have a '57 reissue like he uses (duh, wonder why I got one of those!), and have found that no matter how much I abuse the tremelo, it stays perfectly in tune! I did spend a little time lightly oiling the moving parts etc, but to date, no problems at all!

: : I was a little worried about that too, but have been very pleasantly surprised.

: I couldn't afford the 57, so I got a mex. stnd with the pro series dg20, so it sounds like his anyways...
: but I have no problem staying in tune when playing his stuff

Mexican strats are not assembled at the quality you'd expect. My standard american strat hasn't come out of tune for a month (yes) and I use the whammy constantly. Keeping your guitar in tune is factored by your ability to use the whammy and the quality of your guitar's hardware. I suggest buying Fender Schaller tuners or locking tuners.

Re: keeping it in tune

Your a queer but I like the way your balls hang now touch me with your balls queer. I want you to touch my sensitive nipples right now please. I LOVE your body.

Re: keeping it in tune

: : : What sort of Strat do you have though? I have a '57 reissue like he uses (duh, wonder why I got one of those!), and have found that no matter how much I abuse the tremelo, it stays perfectly in tune! I did spend a little time lightly oiling the moving parts etc, but to date, no problems at all!

: : : I was a little worried about that too, but have been very pleasantly surprised.

: : I couldn't afford the 57, so I got a mex. stnd with the pro series dg20, so it sounds like his anyways...
: : but I have no problem staying in tune when playing his stuff

: Mexican strats are not assembled at the quality you'd expect. My standard american strat hasn't come out of tune for a month (yes) and I use the whammy constantly. Keeping your guitar in tune is factored by your ability to use the whammy and the quality of your guitar's hardware. I suggest buying Fender Schaller tuners or locking tuners.

the mexican strats come with Schaller's already. i have two `96 mexican strats.. both stay in tune just fine, of course i have done a lot of work on them, theses are good guitars they just need a good setup and fret work.

DAVID GILMOUR

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THERE IS ANYWAY TO GET A RESEMBLENCE OF DAVID GILMOURS SOUND USING A ZOOM 2100 FOOTPEDAL THROUGH A ROCKWOOD 40W AMPLFIER, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THERE IS

Re: DAVID GILMOUR

: I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THERE IS ANYWAY TO GET A RESEMBLENCE OF DAVID GILMOURS SOUND USING A ZOOM 2100 FOOTPEDAL THROUGH A ROCKWOOD 40W AMPLFIER, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THERE IS
I use: Boss CS3 compressor/sustainer, Big Muff and Boss GT3 Multiple Effects.
You could use Boss CS3 (or CS2 even better if you can find one), Big Muff + Zoom for other effects!

Re: DAVID GILMOUR

You must really understand that the main part of his "tone" are his fingers and his technique. David Gilmore's guitar sound is a basic, simple sound that should be played with great emotion. That is his sound. Buy all the processors you want, You have to really listen to his playing to come close.

Re: DAVID GILMOUR

: I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THERE IS ANYWAY TO GET A RESEMBLENCE OF DAVID GILMOURS SOUND USING A ZOOM 2100 FOOTPEDAL THROUGH A ROCKWOOD 40W AMPLFIER, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THERE IS

i have a zoom pedal and im not into it.. all i use it for is to tune... i have a pretty good gilmour sound using a boss delay chorus and the mxr phase 90 ...im thinking about getting the rat or the big muff...id say go with these things

phase 90 question

i love this site... can anyone tell me where i can put the phase 90 in my set up.. i have a fender ultra chorus amp with a wah going into the front of the amp and a delay coming through the fx loop ... where is the best place to put the phase?

Re: phase 90 question

: i love this site... can anyone tell me where i can put the phase 90 in my set up.. i have a fender ultra chorus amp with a wah going into the front of the amp and a delay coming through the fx loop ... where is the best place to put the phase?

Use it like this.
Compression, Flanger, Chorus, Phaser, Delay (these would be your "clean sounds", then add the distortions to the chain. But you'd have to experiment to get what sounds right by your own ear.

Re: phase 90 question

: i love this site... can anyone tell me where i can put the phase 90 in my set up.. i have a fender ultra chorus amp with a wah going into the front of the amp and a delay coming through the fx loop ... where is the best place to put the phase?
Put the Phase 90 FIRST. This is my set up...Phase 90, Electric Mistress, (2) Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamers, Delay, Compression/Sustainer

Re: phase 90 question

: : i love this site... can anyone tell me where i can put the phase 90 in my set up.. i have a fender ultra chorus amp with a wah going into the front of the amp and a delay coming through the fx loop ... where is the best place to put the phase?
: Put the Phase 90 FIRST. This is my set up...Phase 90, Electric Mistress, (2) Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamers, Delay, Compression/Sustainer

you might also want to try putting the phase after the wah. use what sounds best to you (it probably wont sound good in the fx loop). have fun!

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echoes

Hello Floydians!
I've got one question about the song "Echoes" on the "Meddle" album:
In the middle section when the organ-guitar improvisations moves into
the environment sounds we can here an instrument crying like a bird. I
guess it's Gilmours guitar, but a friend said to me it must be a
synthesizer. How did Gilmour get that sound? Or is it really a Moog or
whatever?
I would be happy for any information:
Yours Heinz

Re: echoes

:
: Hello Floydians!
: I've got one question about the song "Echoes" on the "Meddle" album:
: In the middle section when the organ-guitar improvisations moves into
: the environment sounds we can here an instrument crying like a bird. I
: guess it's Gilmours guitar, but a friend said to me it must be a
: synthesizer. How did Gilmour get that sound? Or is it really a Moog or
: whatever?
: I would be happy for any information:
: Yours Heinz

He uses a slide and slides up to the center PU.
With the other hand he makes the volume swells on the volume pot of his Fuzz-Face.
He also plays with the feedback control of his binson echo.

Re: echoes

: :
: : Hello Floydians!
: : I've got one question about the song "Echoes" on the "Meddle" album:
: : In the middle section when the organ-guitar improvisations moves into
: : the environment sounds we can here an instrument crying like a bird. I
: : guess it's Gilmours guitar, but a friend said to me it must be a
: : synthesizer. How did Gilmour get that sound? Or is it really a Moog or
: : whatever?
: : I would be happy for any information:
: : Yours Heinz

Actually, I shouldn't reveal this, but the instrument used in the middle of ECHOES is a THEREMIN, not a slide as most people seem to think. Yes Gilmour uses the slide "glissando" technique extensively in this song, however the seagull sounds are made with a THEREMIN through a Binson tape echo.

Re: echoes

It's actually a guitar plugged into a wah pedal backwards. You can get the different pitches by messing with the pedal and volume controls...try it!
:
: Hello Floydians!
: I've got one question about the song "Echoes" on the "Meddle" album:
: In the middle section when the organ-guitar improvisations moves into
: the environment sounds we can here an instrument crying like a bird. I
: guess it's Gilmours guitar, but a friend said to me it must be a
: synthesizer. How did Gilmour get that sound? Or is it really a Moog or
: whatever?
: I would be happy for any information:
: Yours Heinz

Re: echoes

:
: Hello Floydians!
: I've got one question about the song "Echoes" on the "Meddle" album:
: In the middle section when the organ-guitar improvisations moves into
: the environment sounds we can here an instrument crying like a bird. I
: guess it's Gilmours guitar, but a friend said to me it must be a
: synthesizer. How did Gilmour get that sound? Or is it really a Moog or
: whatever?
: I would be happy for any information:
: Yours Heinz

It is actually rick wright playing the Synth. That is the riff that inspired the song :-)

Re: echoes

:
: Hello Floydians!
: I've got one question about the song "Echoes" on the "Meddle" album:
: In the middle section when the organ-guitar improvisations moves into
: the environment sounds we can here an instrument crying like a bird. I
: guess it's Gilmours guitar, but a friend said to me it must be a
: synthesizer. How did Gilmour get that sound? Or is it really a Moog or
: whatever?
: I would be happy for any information:
: Yours Heinz

It is actually Rick Wrights playing the synth, that inspired the song :-)

Re: echoes

: : Watch the Pompeii video. You'll see it's Gilmour using a slide and just getting nutty with his strat.... This video is great.

: : Hello Floydians!
: : I've got one question about the song "Echoes" on the "Meddle" album:
: : In the middle section when the organ-guitar improvisations moves into
: : the environment sounds we can here an instrument crying like a bird. I
: : guess it's Gilmours guitar, but a friend said to me it must be a
: : synthesizer. How did Gilmour get that sound? Or is it really a Moog or
: : whatever?
: : I would be happy for any information:
: : Yours Heinz

: It is actually Rick Wrights playing the synth, that inspired the song :-)

Oh Danny-boy, the pipes are calling....

... so why don't ya drop to your knees and blow mine!
If that's truly your opinion (your opinion is worthless), what are you on this page for, anyway?
I was actually blown away to see what all goes into David's tones. Left my head spinnin'. Thanks!

who?

call me stupid, but who is dave gilmour? I haven't the foggiest. Has he something to do with pink floyd?

Re: who?

: call me stupid, but who is dave gilmour? I haven't the foggiest. Has he something to do with pink floyd?

Re: who?

You must die, david gilmore is trancending upwards

(groan)

Ignorant fool! Yes, he has got "something" to do with pink floyd. In fact, he's actually got something to do with being one of the best guitarists of all time too! yeesh!

david Gilmour speckers???

I like to know what is the model of specker Gilmour use plese...
( the celestion speckers)
tanks

from indonesia

i'm a guitarist of thrash death metal music
i have a problem with the setting of the sound..
.i use the marshall jcm 800..please can you tell me
about the setting of the sound ..
for examples
bass in 5
middle in 7 ...etc
now i use metal zone, equalizer (from boss) and cry baby..
for another effect ..
do you think dod is better for my music...
what dod. ?
thanks alot before

Pink Floyd

The guitarical explanation of David Gilmour is amazing. As I'm myself a worshiper of Pink Floyd and a guitarists too, I couldn't have expected much better. Thank You for all !!!

Well Done

Well done! I've been searching for a long time to find Mr. Gilmour's set up. I didn't know just how close I've come. Big fan of the chandler tube driver and the boss cs3....but...what was the set up for comfortably numb? What did he use in The Wall 1979. What does he use now for the same solo? Like I said, well done!

Re: Well Done

: Well done! I've been searching for a long time to find Mr. Gilmour's set up. I didn't know just how close I've come. Big fan of the chandler tube driver and the boss cs3....but...what was the set up for comfortably numb? What did he use in The Wall 1979. What does he use now for the same solo? Like I said, well done!

In comfortably Numb he uses a Big Muff.
for more info take a look to:
http://members.nbci.com/RichM66/sbarchive.htm

Re: Well Done

: : Well done! I've been searching for a long time to find Mr. Gilmour's set up. I didn't know just how close I've come. Big fan of the chandler tube driver and the boss cs3....but...what was the set up for comfortably numb? What did he use in The Wall 1979. What does he use now for the same solo? Like I said, well done!

: In comfortably Numb he uses a Big Muff.
: for more info take a look to:
: http://members.nbci.com/RichM66/sbarchive.htm

I was under the impression he uses a rat2, with GE7 EQ, and chorus
his speakers rotate when playing the solo, which could cause the swoosh sound

Re: Well Done

: : Well done! I've been searching for a long time to find Mr. Gilmour's set up. I didn't know just how close I've come. Big fan of the chandler tube driver and the boss cs3....but...what was the set up for comfortably numb? What did he use in The Wall 1979. What does he use now for the same solo? Like I said, well done!

: In comfortably Numb he uses a Big Muff.
: for more info take a look to:
: http://members.nbci.com/RichM66/sbarchive.htm

In the live version of the wall, it sounds like it is almost slightly flanged. Not too much, but you can get the swish sound out of a flanger.

David Gilmour's Racks and Sound

Man,could there be a better sound around? I absolutely love Pink Floyd!!!!!! They are the best band around any where and they cross
over all spectrums of music. I even know people who swear that they only like country music that say they like Floyd. I am a Huge
fan of Eric Clapton's too, but when it comes to great shows and music I think Floyd has every one beat. I have never seen them live
but, my brother has and said that going to see Floyd is not going to a concert, it's going to an experience. EMG has a David Gilmour
pick set that can be purchased as a set or already set up in a pick guard. Long live Pink Floyd and Gilmour, does any body know when
they will tour the U.S.A. next? Have a great one. A Huge Fan Daniel"TeXasBluBoy"Kimball

Re: David Gilmour's Racks and Sound

: Man,could there be a worse sound around? I absolutely hate Pink Floyd!!!!!! They are the worst band around and gilmore sucks at guitar

Re: David Gilmour's Racks and Sound

Hey Daniel Wojick,

i totally agree, David Gilmour sucks. Every guitarplayer can see that, and if not, he´s stupid........NOT.......David Gilmour is the best ever, and i´ve just bought a Hi-watt 100 Watt Amplifier, and want to get almost the same equipment as David has, except from all the custom-made equipment. I´m looking foreward to get yet another Hiwattamp, and also one leslie. So maybe in ´bout 10 years, i have a complete David gilmour-setup.

NB! Hiwatt is the best, for clean COOL tone.

Re: David Gilmour's Racks and Sound

ok. lets look at what Mr. roasted brain said. Gilmour is a horrible guitarist huh? OK, he's just been playing for four decades and has sustained his popularity. He can play better than any of these "modern musicians". and he is respected by ALL real musicians. So roast, look at what you said, if you would have just said in your opinion they sucked, that's one thing. but you have said something that goes against 100% fact. so go jackoff while you think about Fred Durst you stupid whore.

Re: David Gilmour's Racks and Sound

I wish I could be as bad. It's funny, I listen to current guitar artists and there aren't many that can express passion and feeling the way he can. The point is to get the message across. David does it in a style all his own.

Re: David Gilmour's Racks and Sound

: : Man,could there be a worse sound around? I absolutely hate Pink Floyd!!!!!! They are the worst band around and gilmore sucks at guitar

Hey Dan, you're way off base. David Gilmore is one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time. There aren't many bands that can compare to Pink Floyd..

Re: David Gilmour's Racks and Sound

: : Man,could there be a worse sound around? I absolutely hate Pink Floyd!!!!!! They are the worst band around and gilmore sucks at guitar
Hrmm it seems we have a mentally challenged patron here whose musical influences styles that he considers good include:

a) frontmen with mullets (see www.mulletgalore.com)
b) anything found on the Rock This Way / Guitar Rock collection (or other infomercials)
c) KoRn /Limp Bizkit and other bands who have spelling difficulties
d) inane rap nonsense
e) erectile dysfunction and severe elephantiasis of the testicles.
f) or a bitter Roger Waters supporter (sorry Waters lost his voice LONG ago and Bramhall cannot help him much either :P)

Re: David Gilmour's Racks and Sound

hey, wojick, SHUT UP! If pink floyds sound sucks, then what do consider a good sound? if your reply includes the words "Thrash", "Metal" or "Death" then you can just fuck off!

compression Gilmour

What should I get to have a gilmour sound. A BOSS CS-3 compressor or an MXR Dynacomp? I have a BOSS CE-5 Chorus to make it work with.
Thanks

Re: compression Gilmour

: What should I get to have a gilmour sound. A BOSS CS-3 compressor or an MXR Dynacomp? I have a BOSS CE-5 Chorus to make it work with.
: Thanks

Search out a CS-2 On the internet, its much better than a CS-3 and thats what gilmour has (cs-2), plus
its cheaper than buyin a cs-3, and it sounds better....its a great deal.

Re: compression Gilmour

: What should I get to have a gilmour sound. A BOSS CS-3 compressor or an MXR Dynacomp? I have a BOSS CE-5 Chorus to make it work with.
: Thanks

I use a CS-2 works fantastic for floyd

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