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    Posted: November 07 2016 at 04:22
My favorite era of Floyd is the Atom Heart Mother - Meddle era and I've been playing my guitar and learning some of the solos on these albums, but I just can't achieve Gilmours sound with only a Wah pedal.
Does anyone have any tips of pedals of other gear I should get to achieve the sound on these albums. The song I'm mainly focusing on is Echoes.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Meltdowner Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 07 2016 at 04:38
I use distortion, analogue delay, chorus, vibrato and compressor. The last three mostly on later music though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 07 2016 at 04:56
I'm thinking amp--  Gilmour like Fenders but later he also favored Mesa-Boogie, Seymour Duncan.  Pedals are fine but tone starts with the amp.   Gilmour knew what he wanted: dense, round, large, brown but blue, and later quite foamy (Meddle, The Wall).   You might also look into a vintage fuzz box (MXR Distortion+, RAT, etc.) but there's no substitute for a kick-ass head and speaker (or even a studio amp).   G-K used to be good too, and Carvin, but Gilmour had a warmer sound than those brands.   Look for a used amp with tubes even.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 07 2016 at 04:56
I'm curious as to how David achieved those shrill feed-back cries in Echoes ;and live Embryo, Is There Anybody Out There...). I've read somewhere he reversed the input / output flow of the Wah pedal but not sure ??
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There is a website called gilmourish.com dealing with everything connected David's gear. The guy who runs it is a Floyd fanatic and he has full guides to every era.
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I have a pretty good idea how Gilmour achieved most of the guitar sounds from that era - but the main ingredient is his mind and fingers.
He wasn't trying to imitate anyone else, and that is a major factor.
People think that just having the right gear makes you sound like so and so - NOT SO!
In my opinion, everyone should be attempting so sound as much like themselves as possible.
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