What Pink Floyd record has David Gilmour's greatest guitar tone?

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  1. Billy Moss

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    I'm going to say DSOTM. Those solos have the coolest tone.

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  2. Pedal Dan

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    Yeah... silicon Fuzz Face.
     
  3. tymj2112

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    I like Animals.

    Liberal doses of Tele greatness.
     
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    Wish You Were Here though I think he reached guitar nirvana with The Wall.
     
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    The ones when he was still Syd.
     
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    I love it all, but Shine On You Crazy Diamond ( Wish You Were Here), is just a masterpiece, with that huge buildup intro, then that guitar, then that solo, then that vocal...gives me chills!!
    So my sentimental vote is " Wish.." just because of that song.

    ( DSOTM is probably the real best)
     
  7. Drak

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    Maybe there is a Pink Floyd record that has his one best tone.
    But if you want to hear LOTS of best tones, this one tops the Floyd output for me.

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    Listen with headphones.
     
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  8. tnvol

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    DSOTM, Animals, WYWH and The Wall for me.
     
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    "The" Gilmour tone arrived with DSOTM. He was great through Roger's departure.

    For a long time I've maintained that all you need to make a great sounding record is whatever was in the room for DSOTM or "Aja". There've been no improvements since then.
     
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    Agree 100% with you on Shine on You Crazy Diamond...maybe my favorite guitar song of all time toss up between that and Little Wing.
     
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    I think David himself agrees with me that his greatest guitar moment is from Dogs.
     
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    For me, it is Meddle through to The Wall, incl DG78 solo.
     
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    Animals! That lead tone was recorded LOUD!!!:love:

     
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    It's like asking "What is DaVincis best Work?".

    Truth is, it is so varied, non of it bad, most if it exceptional.

    My search for nailing various tones over the years, has found me expending most time, money, mental and physical energy on getting as close as I can muster to the Comfortably Numb outro solo.

    I am afraid, because of all the accolade (some may say media hype) it has received, that this solo might be seen as worthy of only fleeting interest. However, I still find myself curled up in frustration trying to nail that fluid, cutting, sustaining, incredibly pleasant and musical tone.

    And then there is it's enigmatic modulation and its perfectly mood-pitched reverberation....
     
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  18. MrX

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    Most all of it.
     
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    Two great ones for sure!

    There's so much " Wait for it..." anticipation in the " Diamond" intro , and the atmosphere created is almost literal (like a planet being shaped before you) and then you get David' s 'creepy' ( in a good way) Leslie guitar hook- wow!!- a mind blower of a moment!
     
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    Yep, ditto. +1. What he said.
     

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