Which boost pedal for dave gilmour another brick in the wall solo tone ?

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  1. BryanMatthews

    BryanMatthews Member

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    Its not hugely driven , but its clear and warm and has a ton of sustain without ever sounding like a hi gain amp . He recorded it with his les paul fitted p90 pickups, this i know, but which boost in front of a warm clean tube tone would yield similar tones ?

    Bryan
     
  2. SunnyRollins

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    check www.gilmourish.com
    anyway, he used Pete Cornish devices and pedalboard, Big muff, etc.
    Skreddy pedals may also give you that kind of tone.
    good luck
     
  3. Teahead

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    I'd try a good non-shuishy compressor before I'd try a booster, although combining the two may just get you the closest.
     
  4. Zero Point

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    You wanna know eh? Okie here goes! :>

    1955 Gibson Les Paul gold top w/p90's

    >Direct into the Studio Miraval's Neve 1073 EQ pre-amp, recorded to track on a Studer A80 MKII 2" tape deck

    >Fed into an Urei 1176 Limiting Amplifier and then compressed with something additionally. Perhaps a Fairchild 670, who knows?

    >This was then cranked through an amplifier. I've heard it was either a Hiwatt Custom 100, or an early model Mesa Boogie. But the gain on the track was boosted for a natural overdrive.

    It was then re-recorded to tape and tracked. Voila!

    -ZP

    Edit: You can get the same vibe in the ballpark, by using an opto styled compressor like a Demeter Compulator. Or a nice MXR Dyna Comp (older style); fed into a booster of some kind OR a light overdrive.
     
  5. lifeinsong

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    I'm pretty sure that Gilmour used his Strat for the majority of that record, including most of the solos.
     
  6. Zero Point

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    This is true. However, for this particular solo, it was a Les Paul with single coil P-90's :)

    -ZP
     
  7. SunnyRollins

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    oh my...i've always thought of this as one of the quintessential STRAT sounds!!!:messedup:eek::crazy:horse:Spank:bkw:rotflmao
     
  8. justonwo

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    Me too. Man, I don't know jack.
     
  9. mike@nortoncable.com

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    He is correct :)


    A hunch I had - maybe I'll run it across the board here.
    On Dark side of the moon, money- the solo, its a nasty bend on a 21 fret strat to hit the high E, My hunch is that its the p90 paul, any takers on this theory?:)
     
  10. j_hotch

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    The word is that the nasty bend was performed on a custom-built Lewis guitar with 24 frets. It can be seen during the Abbey Road scenes in the "Pompeii" movie.
     
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    That is my guess too!
     
  12. JeffreyC

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    The making of the DSOTM DVD confirms this. :AOK
     
  13. Daniel-San

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    I'm using a Strat into a Dynacomp then into a low od TS9DX and some delay...sounds great.
     
  14. JPF

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    I own neither a P90-fuelled LP Jr. nor a 24-fret Lewis, but I can get that bend on my Strat (equipped with the EMG DG-20 setup for some semblance of authenticity) albeit with a little help from my trem. ;)
     
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    Great solo - I suspect I'd need a 25-fret guitar to stand a chance. Some things are best left to DG...
     

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