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Gilmour Gear Guide

The most comprehensive guide to David Gilmour's guitars, amps and effects! Select an album or tour for a complete run-down, including detailed gear descriptions, song setups and effect settings.

Gilmour Classic Gear

In-depth features on David Gilmour's iconic guitars, amps and effects. Get all the specs, the performance history and unique images of the Black and red Strats, Big Muffs, Hiwatts and much more!

Buyer's Gear Guide

What guitars, pickups, amps and pedals should you choose for your bedroom or stage setup? This comprehensive guide is packed with recommendations and tips based on hours of testing and experience.

Tone Guides

We're digging deep into the biggest topic of them all - tone. Learn how to reach the full potential of your gear and how to approach a rig setup for rehearsals, studio, stage and bedrooms.

From The Blog

  • Retro-Sonic Flanger review Posted on September 8, 2019

    The Electric Mistress flanger has always been one of my favourite pedals. It’s unique tone and character is easily recognisable and it has defined many guitarist’s tones. Retro Sonic just recently released the Flanger. Here’s my review. 

    I got a late […]

  • JHS pedals JHS Mini Foot Fuzz, Clover and Lucky Cat review Posted on August 24, 2019

    I’ve always been a big fan of JHS and it’s probably the brand I get the most questions about. How will they stack up to David Gilmour’s tones? In this review I’ll be covering a couple of pedals that at […]

  • David Gilmour’s V57 Candy Apple Red Stratocaster Posted on July 24, 2019

    David Gilmour is widely associated with the Stratocaster. For many, the Candy Apple Red V57 is perhaps the most iconic. Especially of the post-Waters era of the 80s and 90s.

    In this new and updated feature, we’ll dig into the […]

  • David Gilmour EMG pickups EMG DG20 pickups review Posted on July 17, 2019

    The candy apple red Fender V57 reissue Stratocaster is the iconic guitar that defines David Gilmour’s tones of the 80s and 90s. Perhaps equally iconic are the EMG pickups and tone controls that created much of David’s super smooth tones […]

  • gilmourish - Colorsound Power Boost Coloursound Power Boost Posted on July 13, 2019

    David Gilmour is often associated with the Big Muff and Tube Driver but it was really the Power Boost from London based Colorsound that created his widely recognizeable tones of the mid 70s.

    The Colorsound Power Boost was one of […]

  • David Gilmour slide guitars David Gilmour’s slide guitars Posted on June 29, 2019

    David Gilmour’s slide guitars has always been an important part of the Pink Floyd sound. In the early days, he followed the tradition of Syd, using different slide techniques to create effects and soundscapes.

    By the mid 70s David mainly […]