Gilmour's tone on Animals

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  1. fixed

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    Any info on what equipment he was using? Hiwatt, Strat, effects, etc? It sounds like the basis of the tone is an incredible amp, slightly overdriven
     
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    One of my favorite albums EVER

    I have it on PINK VINYL too :D
     
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    My favorite! He used his strat into his Hiwatt stack through the fancy Pete Cornish custom made board. Binson Echorec II for all the delay and his usual Big Muff and EH stuff. His effects were always changing so there bis a bunch of different stuff at different times. The Gilmourish website goes into detail about all of it. Without spending a tone of money you can get close with a good old Big muff into a Ibanez DE7 set on echo and maybe a Dynacomp compressor also.
     
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    I would have bet you anything "Dogs" was on a Tele. My favorite Gilmour track.
     
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    Gilmourish - "When Pink Floyd headed out on their British Winter Tour in November 1974, they premiered a new song, “You Gotta Be Crazy”, which of course later was released as “Dogs” on Animals in ’77. David performed the song using a 1959 Fender Custom Telecaster with a two-colour sunburst body with bodybinding, a white pickguard and rosewood neck. The guitar also had a Gibson PAF neck humbucker pickup. The same guitar was then later used to record “Dogs” in 1976 and on the following tour in 1977."

    dk
     
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    you guys are killing me...well I guess its off to the floyd box set to put in animals and especially dogs, may as well, just jammed way too loudly in the hood last night along with the 'pompeii' dvd...jeez i still love the floyd so much....
     
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    I've always classified Animals as my fav Pink Floyd. When I hear Dogs all I can think is modern masterpiece, hits me right square in the psyche. Superb.
     
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    Animals is by far my fav Floyd CD...
    Dogs and Pigs (three different ones) are both masterpieces...
     
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    I saw the Animals tour in '77, and only remember Gilmour playing a Strat and an acoustic, no Tele. Of course that was 30 years ago....
     
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    brentrocks Guitar Hack/Player Gold Supporting Member

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    i bet it was that black one w/ black P/G
     
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    My absolute favorite Pink Floyd record.
     
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    Ok. Well I wasn't at the show (nor alive for that matter). I was just providing info from the gilmourish site. I'm sure Dave used the tele live though. Looking at the picture above in that magazine article, you can see the tele. Maybe you caught a show after he stopped using the tele? Or perhaps the tele was being repaired? All I have provided is a documented source, no eye witness accounts.

    Gilmour would sound like Gilmour no matter what guitar he was using.

    dk
     
  14. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    Same here.

    Bryan
     
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    Live on the wall tour he used a tele (at the top of the wall) to do comfortably numb too!

    Teles are the bomb
     
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    I would not call the guitar break on "Dogs" triumphant or optomistic. To me it's kind of scary beautiful, looking ahead to "The Wall."

    Aside from all the songs, what I like best about "Animals" is that it's the only 70s Floyd to sound like a band playing together. A few Wall tracks sound that way too.

    Also, the bass playing.
     
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    What do you guys think of Gilmour's album "On a Island"??? I haven't been able to pull it out of the ol' stereo. I love the tunes and tone on it.
     
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    I like it! I like all his music.
     

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