Question for Pink Floyd fans . . .

justonwo

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That hugeness that Gilmour gets on his more famous solos - Comfortably Numb, In the Flesh, etc. - what is he using along with his fuzz to add the echo-y effect? Is it delay or reverb?
 

eric-d

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Pete Cornish custom pedal board and additional effects, recording sessions
- this board is dated to February 1979. Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face
- modified with a tone circuit
Electro Harmonix Big Muff (1973 “Ram’s Head”)
Electro Harmonix Electric Mistress
MXR Dynacomp
MXR Phase 90
Pete Cornish (ST-2) Treble and Bass Booster
Pete Cornish custom vibrato pedal
Pete Cornish custom volume pedal
MXR Digital Delay System II
Note: The board had two inputs with a selector switch, two send/returns (one for delays), master bypass switch and three outputs with individual mute switches.
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- The Pete Cornish board used during the Wall recording sessions.​
Pete Cornish custom pedal board and additional effects, tour 1980-81
- this is an upgraded version of the Animals board.
Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face (BC109)
Electro Harmonix Big Muff (’73 “Ram’s Head”)
MXR Phase 90
Electro Harmonix Small Stone
Electro Harmonix Electric Mistress
Pete Cornish (ST-2) Treble and Bass Boost
Cry Baby wah wah
MXR Dynacomp
(send/return for additional effects, Boss CE-2)
Pete Cornish Tone pedal
Pete Cornish volume pedal
(send/return for delays)
MXR Noise Gate/Line Driver
MXR Digital Delay System II
Boss CE-2 Chorus (added via send/return in ‘80)
Conn Strobo tuners
Note: The board had two inputs with a selector witch, a tuner feed (Conn Strobo Tuner) and three outputs for each amp with individual selector switches.
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- The updated Pete Cornish “Animals” board. Notice the addition of the Boss CE-2 to the right.​
Pete Cornish “mini” pedal board (front stage) 1980-’81
Electro Harmonix Big Muff (1973 “Ram’s Head”)
Electro Harmonix Deluxe Electric Mistress
Pete Cornish custom volume pedal
Note: The board had a single input, a send/return of delays, a master bypass and two outputs.
 

utterhack

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That hugeness that Gilmour gets on his more famous solos - Comfortably Numb, In the Flesh, etc. - what is he using along with his fuzz to add the echo-y effect? Is it delay or reverb?

As noted above, it's delay. And for Comfortably Numb it's not a strat...
 

lukeII

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I think that the Vintage delay on the Timefactor comes really close to the Gilmour delay of that era of Floyd. Easier to get hold of than a Binson of old MXR delay.
 

fr8_trane

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The recorded tone on the wall is probably a strat, compressor, eq pedal Cornish Big Muff clone, another eq pedal then delay and reverb added in the mix stage. Gilmour may actually record with delay from his rack but generally speaking delay is usually added in the mix. He may not use amp reverb live or in the studio but the sound engineer is definitely adding some from the board.
 

kakev

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The recorded tone on the wall is probably a strat, compressor, eq pedal Cornish Big Muff clone, another eq pedal then delay and reverb added in the mix stage. Gilmour may actually record with delay from his rack but generally speaking delay is usually added in the mix. He may not use amp reverb live or in the studio but the sound engineer is definitely adding some from the board.

He said in one interview that he used strat with big muff, hiwatt and yamaha leslie.
 

amused

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imo its the delay and the leslie mixed with the dry signal that makes it sound huge. it is a w-d-w type setup I believe
 

justonwo

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I decided to learn "Time" last night and messed around with my pedals to get the various tones. The KOTB at low gain worked very well for the rhythm stuff. My Mayo and Memory Lane did a phenomenal job of nailing the solo. Lots of fun! It's amazing what a little delay in the background can do.
 

JeffreyC

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I decided to learn "Time" last night and messed around with my pedals to get the various tones. The KOTB at low gain worked very well for the rhythm stuff. My Mayo and Memory Lane did a phenomenal job of nailing the solo. Lots of fun! It's amazing what a little delay in the background can do.

Interesting - I always thought the Mayo did well for this application too although it's a Big Muff variant. I think the Mayo is a very versatile fuzz.
 




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