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

BryanMatthews

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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
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

-analog-

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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.


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?:)
 

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.
 

JeffreyC

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Originally Posted by j_hotch
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.

That is my guess too!

The making of the DSOTM DVD confirms this. :AOK
 

JPF

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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.
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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