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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Orange Treble and Bass boost

If your like me, most of you have heard if this...I am beggining to think it is more of a essential peice, until the GE-7 took its place...if you listen to songs like Shine on, or Pigs (3 Different ones) or Have a Cigar, you'll notice that his tone has that small bite to it...part of which I say is the Herco Heavy-Pick as an interview said, I'm not sure if he still uses it, and I'm sure people will argue with me, but you can hear the scratch of when he picks, convincing me he's using that pick, or did. The other part is, his overdrive, which is most likely a fuzz face, or overdriven amp--and those scratchy high's I'd like to attribute to the Orange Pedal, pay attention to the second and third solos of Shine On, you should be able to hear something similiar...Tell me what you think. Oh yes, never underestimate the power of reverb, he uses tons of it with generally a 4 repeat delay of probably 2-400 ms as a solo, then I noticed for rythem on say Pigs or Have a Cigar there is no reverb or delay, but same tone...food for thought.

Floyd

floydianatom bbs

When BBs is going to be ready on floydianatom

Re: floydianatom bbs

: When BBs is going to be ready on floydianatom

It should be-although it closed due to inactivity...I'll need to re-register, although tonights not the night.

Help

I cant get in to the BBS at floydianatom. It just keeps asking password from me...

Wheres the problem

Replacement for Mistress?

Can't get the Electric Mistress, which flanger could be used as a good replacement?

Re: Replacement for Mistress?

They are still being made by New Sensor (owns Electro-Harmonix).

Re: Replacement for Mistress?

: Can't get the Electric Mistress, which flanger could be used as a good replacement?

if you want to achieve gilmour's tone, nothing can be over the mistress...

The Animals Distortion sound

I am trying to learn the "Dogs" solos and was wondering what kind of Distortion Gilmour is using. Any Ideas?

The Animals Distortion sound

I am trying to learn the "Dogs" solos and was wondering what kind of Distortion Gilmour is using. Any Ideas?

RAT2 or BIG MUFF?

What distortion pedal has a better pink floyd sound the Rat2 or the Big Muff

Re: RAT2 or BIG MUFF?

BIG MUFF 3 - THE NEWEST VERSION AVAILABLE IN BIRMINGHAM -SOUNDCONTROL, JUST OFF NEW STREET STATION, ENGLAND
WHERE HAS MIKE GOT 2...HMM...MUST GO... AND ... PLAY... WITH... MY....MUFFF...

Distortion Pedals, big muff??

Sorry, this is really another question for all you floyd maniacs rather than an answer...

I've made my own guitar with pickups all EMG with an EMG 89, two EMG SA's, SPC, EXG and phase inversion switch on the middle pickup. My amp is a laney lc-30 and I was just looking to find the best distortion pedal to start on my way to the perfect floyd sound.
I'm looking at the 1970's floyd - shine on, comfortably numb... that sort of thing.
Would a big muff be most appropriate?
I would buy all his pedals - but being a poor student I would prefer to find one or two that would be most important
cheers

Re: Distortion Pedals, big muff??

The best distortion for Pink's song is the Dirty Dog From Peavey, i was playing the guitar in a pink floyd tribute band, and it's amazing!!!! perfect for Leads and Riffs

I tasted the Bigg Muff, but Dirty Dog is better for a pink sound

Re: The Animals Distortion sound

: I am trying to learn the "Dogs" solos and was wondering what kind of Distortion Gilmour is using. Any Ideas?

I don't know exactly how he gets the sound, but I do have an idea. In his pedal board in 1976 and 1977, he had:
- Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face
- Pete Cornish Custom Fuzz
- Electric Mistress Flanger
- Big Muff

I'm sure he used a combination of those pedals, plus most likely his MXR Dynacomp.

Re: The Animals Distortion sound

Animals was when he made the transition from the Fuzz face to the Muff as his primary solo distortion.

: : I am trying to learn the "Dogs" solos and was wondering what kind of Distortion Gilmour is using. Any Ideas?

: I don't know exactly how he gets the sound, but I do have an idea. In his pedal board in 1976 and 1977, he had:
: - Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face
: - Pete Cornish Custom Fuzz
: - Electric Mistress Flanger
: - Big Muff

: I'm sure he used a combination of those pedals, plus most likely his MXR Dynacomp.

DAVE and the PF ON DVD

Hey guys,

I am writing to let you know of a guy in England who can provide to you Early PINK FLOYD Footage and whole shows from Daves last few concerts in London and PAris. Its good footage and I use them to watch to help me immitate some of Gilmours style. Note, the Wright back in London with Richard Wright is the best. as well as the 72 interview
MY buddies (the guy who gets these things) Address is:
Simonwim@ntlworld.com

To all who might help !!! -

Hello All,

I am just writing to ask for suggestive help.
I am a student guitarist, amateur at best and have been playing bass for 4 1/2 years and guitar 3 years - I'm 19 now. I play by myself in my old garage on a shitty amp and am getting pretty depressed. I have friends who are buying guitar processors and new equipment(My opinion - SHIT ) and i am left playing an old arbiter fuzz and am working on getting a binson echorec TE-7 -They are blowing me away with learning. I really have a problem with reading notes being that I am a loner so I can't pick up songs as fast - i do it by ear. But it seems I have developed a style where I can express myself and what I am feeling - I like the old sound - Gilmours Shine on Solo - High Hopes - Echoes -. It seems though I am coming to a standstill. I can't seem to progress, I have been playing around an hour a day for a long time now - but it doesn't seem to get better.

Shortly said, I know i'll never be Mr.Gilmour (and rightly so I want my own style) but what would I have to do to maybe be worthy of playing his material without F.U.B.A.R.ing it?

I really appreciate any feedback you might leave#:)

Re: To all who might help !!! -

I'd have to agree with Floyd's Post, but you might try this and its something that will show you that Gilmour really wasn't "great" in the beginning. Listen to all of the floyd stuff from the begining. Listen to Ummagumma etc and figure out those solos. Some of them (green is the color etc) seem to not flow as well as well as the later stuff. No meaning in the soloing etc. Learn from that. You can also pick up the tabs on the net. Though you will have an idea of where the notes are being played, they will help you also develop your ear. Then try figuring out the scales that are used.

One thing with Gilmour is that he repeats certain riffs alot, but vibrator and inflection in his playing make them different!

Hope this helps a bit.

Develop your style before you infuse the effects with it!

: Hello All,

: I am just writing to ask for suggestive help.
: I am a student guitarist, amateur at best and have been playing bass for 4 1/2 years and guitar 3 years - I'm 19 now. I play by myself in my old garage on a shitty amp and am getting pretty depressed. I have friends who are buying guitar processors and new equipment(My opinion - SHIT ) and i am left playing an old arbiter fuzz and am working on getting a binson echorec TE-7 -They are blowing me away with learning. I really have a problem with reading notes being that I am a loner so I can't pick up songs as fast - i do it by ear. But it seems I have developed a style where I can express myself and what I am feeling - I like the old sound - Gilmours Shine on Solo - High Hopes - Echoes -. It seems though I am coming to a standstill. I can't seem to progress, I have been playing around an hour a day for a long time now - but it doesn't seem to get better.

:
: Shortly said, I know i'll never be Mr.Gilmour (and rightly so I want my own style) but what would I have to do to maybe be worthy of playing his material without F.U.B.A.R.ing it?

:
: I really appreciate any feedback you might leave#:)

Re: To all who might help !!! -

Hey,
We all come to that spot, and new gear nececsarily won't help you at all, although an echorec will inspire to learn, as new gear sometimes does.

As a begginer you learn things and have revolutions ever months or so, figuring out how to hammer on, pull off-bend
but they get farther and farther apart-you have to realise that.

What I can suggest is that you try and maybe learn a new scale, practice improvising alittle more with these scales--I think improv is one of the greatest things to learn to do...listen to some other people, find some tunes that inspire, and learn them-can you read tablature?

Most modern guitarists (amatuers) do not respect quality over quantity, thus playing slow isn't everyones favorite thing, but as you get older it gets more impressive. Perhaps listen to some jeff beck, I find that inspiring occasionaly, specifically brush with blues, off the Who Else! album.

We all hit ruts, but finding something new to learn is essential...maybe start trying to finger pick, or create your own music...keep listening around and you'll find something to inspire you

Floyd

What do you want from me?

DOes anyone know what combination of effects produce this tone In the Pulse and studio versions?

thanks mark

Re: What do you want from me?

: DOes anyone know what combination of effects produce this tone In the Pulse and studio versions?

: thanks mark

compression,an overdrive unit (try a tube driver or the ts9, a little of chorus and mistress, long delay and strat in neck position.

Re: What do you want from me?

MXR Dyna Comp, Big Muff, Mistress, Delay Long and saturated

: : DOes anyone know what combination of effects produce this tone In the Pulse and studio versions?

: : thanks mark

: compression,an overdrive unit (try a tube driver or the ts9, a little of chorus and mistress, long delay and strat in neck position.

Re: What do you want from me?

In which order???

Electric Mistress Seting

Hello!
I need the patche of Electric Mistress for
the Distorcion of David Gilmour.
The Filter Matrix is crazy and very dificult to control.
Thanks.

Re: Electric Mistress Seting

Try having the color and range on 4 and the rate on 3 on the flanger setting, as opposed to the filter matrix setting.

: Hello!
: I need the patche of Electric Mistress for
: the Distorcion of David Gilmour.
: The Filter Matrix is crazy and very dificult to control.
: Thanks.

Re: The Division Bell chords needed

: Who has the division bell songbook ?
: I need a chords to cluster one, marooned and poles apart

You can get very easy in this web site, all the pf songs:http://utopia.knoware.nl/users/ptr/pfloyd/index.html

BRITTANIA message board new article

Hey guys, thanks for the input! I fixed some stuff and changed some too-I now have Article 2 up, entitled Ancient Days-and have included a backing track to Com. Numb in the download section, its alittle tricky to play it, because geocities doesn't allow mp3's, so I changed its file format to .x, and well-there's instructions there. Also, in light of this weird message board problem here, I made on at the site, if you want to use that one go ahead, I don't think this ones lasting much longer.
If you use that message board, you don't need to register; it will just call you "guest" but you can if you want.

Floyd

: Who has the division bell songbook ?
: I need a chords to cluster one, marooned and poles apart

FLOYD>>>

: Hey guys, thanks for the input! I fixed some stuff and changed some too-I now have Article 2 up, entitled Ancient Days-and have included a backing track to Com. Numb in the download section, its alittle tricky to play it, because geocities doesn't allow mp3's, so I changed its file format to .x, and well-there's instructions there. Also, in light of this weird message board problem here, I made on at the site, if you want to use that one go ahead, I don't think this ones lasting much longer.
: If you use that message board, you don't need to register; it will just call you "guest" but you can if you want.

: Floyd

:
: : Who has the division bell songbook ?
: : I need a chords to cluster one, marooned and poles apart

I've got a lot of stuff I can conribute, e-mail me and I'll let you know what I have.

John jroscoe@bellatlantic.net

Brittania Article 2 Up, plus Info new message board

Hey guys, thanks for the input! I fixed some stuff and changed some too-I now have Article 2 up, entitled Ancient Days-and have included a backing track to Com. Numb in the download section, its alittle tricky to play it, because geocities doesn't allow mp3's, so I changed its file format to .x, and well-there's instructions there. Also, in light of this weird message board problem here, I made on at the site, if you want to use that one go ahead, I don't think this ones lasting much longer.
If you use that message board, you don't need to register; it will just call you "guest" but you can if you want.

Floyd

: Who has the division bell songbook ?
: I need a chords to cluster one, marooned and poles apart

Color of Dave's guitar

What's the color of dave's guitar?
Candy apple red, dakota red,chrome red or fiesta red?

Re: Color of Dave's guitar

: What's the color of dave's guitar?
: Candy apple red, dakota red,chrome red or fiesta red?

It is Candy Apple Red

Re: The Division Bell chords needed

How do I post a new topic? I can only reply to "follow up"?
I can't find a post button anywhere.

Chaiyz

Bottom of page

Go all the way down to the bottom.

Brittania Opened Kind OF.....

: Who has the division bell songbook ?
: I need a chords to cluster one, marooned and poles apart

Well, heres the start of it, article one is up, and thats about it-in time once I can find a place to host MP3's I'll put backing tracks, ROIO's and other stuff up....
http://www.geocities.com/floydianatom/
floyd

TO; FLOYD!!!

Hi, can't seem to find where to make a new posting...?
Anyway, looking forward to see your site up and running. Quite impressed so far. However reading your first article, Overview and basic ideas, I have some minor comments. When talking about overdrive/distortion units you say that everything post-Final Cut is a Tube Driver. I assume you're only trying to give a tip about an affordable set-up? He used a Dallas/Arbeiter Fuzz Face from 68-75, used both Fuzz Face and the Big Muff on the In the Flesh tour of 77 and most likely just a amplifier distortion for the album (HiWatt?). He used the Big Muff on all of the Wall album and tour and also on his first solo album. Now you can clearly hear the Muff on the Final Cut solos (which I think is among his finest). Then on About Face he started to use Boss HM2 and continiued with Boss and the Muff for Momentary. I believe he didn't start using the Tube Driver before the Division Bell sessions in 93.
As you stated you will confirm everything with Cornish and this is not by any means ment as critisism.
I loved what you said about the RAT. That's one of my favourites. I try to use it as much as I can, and it can quite well emulate a Fuzz Face (it is in fact a hot wired Fuzz Face made by Steve Kiraly in '76). It makes a good OD as well, maybe not as warm as the Tube Driver. And most of all, effectprosessors sucks big time! A final tip. If you are a stompbox fanatic, you should get a hold on "Stompbox" by Art Thompson. I bought mine at Amazon and it has the most amazing pix and interviews with the guys behing MXR, Electro Harmonix, Boss just everyone.

I'm in an Animals Tour period and my favourite set up at the moment is
Fender Tele=MXR Dynacomp=Big Muff=Electric Mistress=DD3=Sound City amp. I can sit for hours just playing the Shine On intro solo. Wonderful isn't it?
Again thanx for your enthusiasm for Gilmour and I will enjoy your site a lot!
RIIS

Re: TO; FLOYD!!!

Yeah Excellent site so far....

As for the comment about the HIWATT, Gilmour gets his tones and OD sounds from the stomp boxes. The beauty of the HIWATTS are that they are Crystal clear and do not break up at high volumes.

: Hi, can't seem to find where to make a new posting...?
: Anyway, looking forward to see your site up and running. Quite impressed so far. However reading your first article, Overview and basic ideas, I have some minor comments. When talking about overdrive/distortion units you say that everything post-Final Cut is a Tube Driver. I assume you're only trying to give a tip about an affordable set-up? He used a Dallas/Arbeiter Fuzz Face from 68-75, used both Fuzz Face and the Big Muff on the In the Flesh tour of 77 and most likely just a amplifier distortion for the album (HiWatt?). He used the Big Muff on all of the Wall album and tour and also on his first solo album. Now you can clearly hear the Muff on the Final Cut solos (which I think is among his finest). Then on About Face he started to use Boss HM2 and continiued with Boss and the Muff for Momentary. I believe he didn't start using the Tube Driver before the Division Bell sessions in 93.
: As you stated you will confirm everything with Cornish and this is not by any means ment as critisism.
: I loved what you said about the RAT. That's one of my favourites. I try to use it as much as I can, and it can quite well emulate a Fuzz Face (it is in fact a hot wired Fuzz Face made by Steve Kiraly in '76). It makes a good OD as well, maybe not as warm as the Tube Driver. And most of all, effectprosessors sucks big time! A final tip. If you are a stompbox fanatic, you should get a hold on "Stompbox" by Art Thompson. I bought mine at Amazon and it has the most amazing pix and interviews with the guys behing MXR, Electro Harmonix, Boss just everyone.

: I'm in an Animals Tour period and my favourite set up at the moment is
: Fender Tele=MXR Dynacomp=Big Muff=Electric Mistress=DD3=Sound City amp. I can sit for hours just playing the Shine On intro solo. Wonderful isn't it?
: Again thanx for your enthusiasm for Gilmour and I will enjoy your site a lot!
: RIIS
:

Re: TO; FLOYD!!!

Floyd,

Very impressed so far with the article. I too, enjoy very much the three Shine On solos. I use a little delay out of my dd-5 and Boss CS-2...level at 3 o'clock...Sustain at 3 o'clock and attack at 3 too. I also use my MXR phase 90 on the third solo.

Here is something worth stating. When picking for those solos, especially the first one, I advise strongly NOT to "force" the picking i.e. do not pick the string hard...instead loosely hold the pick using the opposite side (this is for a scrachy tone) and gently let the bend make the note. Let the volume do the work for you people. I just learned this...sounds much better.

Actually, you can tell when gilmour does this, you can almost hear and overdriven tone when he picks the note hard.

What do you guys think about this????

Peace and Noise

mark

Re: The Division Bell chords needed

Cluster one - Am, Dm7, Em7, G
Marooned - Bm(add9), GMaj7, Em7, Bm, ends on CMaj7
Poles Apart - G, D, C(Sharp)m11, D/G, E, Bm11,

These are the chords listed used in the songs. Hope this helps

: Who has the division bell songbook ?
: I need a chords to cluster one, marooned and poles apart

Re: The Division Bell chords needed

Does anyone know where i can find the tabs for the solo in "Great day for Freedom"? Sites like fatoldsun and astoria just give the chords. It would be much appriciated. thanks in advance.

mark

Marooned

I cant seem to get the sound of Marooned. I am using a Smack LS - 11 Strat ( with Single Coils ) and Jackson DKMG ( 2 EMG's ) and DigiTech RP300

Re: Marooned

What are you trying to get the over all tone or the pitch shifting?

For tone, Live he uses a whammy pedal and the pete cornish p-2 fuzz with delay. You can also get the tone with the Muff

: I cant seem to get the sound of Marooned. I am using a Smack LS - 11 Strat ( with Single Coils ) and Jackson DKMG ( 2 EMG's ) and DigiTech RP300

Hyper fuzz

Does anybody know what dave might use this pedal for. Pete Cornish has told me that he used it on the Pulse tour but dont really know for what songs. One web page said that the hyper fuzz was really housed in the metalizer case, but when i asked Cornish is this was true he said no.

Re: Hyper fuzz

Wow, how did you get to cornish personally?! Per you question, Maybe Sorrow?

guitar processor

Hello,
Question, does anybody know a kind of guitar processor that would aclamate and share the same kind of characteristics as Gilmour uses? On Davids past few london shows he used what looked like a big whopping mother load of guitar processor with an expression pedal but I couldn't make it out totally, even with front row it still is hard to entail.
I appreciate the help `~';`!-:>

Speaking of processors

What do you guys think about multi effects processors? how does it compare to separate pedals? any noticeable difference?

I don't know if I should go for separate pedals (Big Muff, Mistress, Dynacomp, DD-5) or a single multi effects rack like the Boss VF-1.

What do you think?

Re: Speaking of processors

BTW, how do I start a new thread? I don't see a "post new topic" button anywhere around, only followups.

Daves' board.

I was lucky to go to Dave's show in London january 18th. Before a guard told me to f**k off, I got a nice view on his pedal board. It's basically the same he's been using for the last tours. A Pete Cornish custom controll board. Seemed like it was rebuild for the evening with somekind of a hold pedal which he used on the opening for Shine On. I also spotted the set list laying on the floor which indicated what kind of pedal used on each song. Seemed like he mostly used a clean signal through his fender amp and for songs like Coming Back to Life and Great Day for Freedom he used the Turbo Drive on an acoustic (!!!!) guitar (Gibson Jumbo). He also used the same set up on Comfortably Numb with a Compression unit probably MXR. From what I could hear he used the Big Muff on the slide for Shine On 7. Since I was sitting behind the stage I thought I spotted his pedal rack behind the left (form front seats) enterance where Mr. Taylor was tuning his Guitars.
And to your Q. I use a Boss GT3 which I think is just a piece a junk. I use it like a controll board for my other external pedals. Buy your self some of Dave's pedals and clear of any boards. They won't do the job. for my set up, check uot my previous posting.

Gilmour's Guitar

Do you know the names of this two guitars ?

http://www.gilmourwhore.com/gilmourjuly01/photoalbums/2001-02/017cpb.jpg

http://www.gilmourwhore.com/gilmourjuly01/photoalbums/2001-02/017cph.jpg

Re: Gilmour's Guitar

: Do you know the names of this two guitars ?

: daphne jameshttp://www.gilmourwhore.com/gilmourjuly01/photoalbums/2001-02/017cpb.jpg

: http://www.gilmourwhore.com/gilmourjuly01/photoalbums/2001-02/017cph.jpg

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