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Animals 1976 studio outtakes!

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Just when you think there’s nothing left in the vaults, a real surprise appears – the 1976 Animals demos! Described by Pink Floyd as a very hard album to record, Animals feature some of their best work and perhaps some of David’s finest solos. These newly surfaced demos gives us a glimpse of the process [...]

Delicate Sound of Thunder 25th anniversary

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

This November marks the 25th anniversary for Pink Floyd’s Delicate Sound of Thunder. Loved by some and hated by others the live album is a great testimonial of a strong comeback and David’s late 80s tones. Let’s dig into the history and sound of this album! Delicate Sound of Thunder was recorded over five nights [...]

Dark Side of the Moon 40th anniversary tone tutorial

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

This March marks the 40th anniversary for Dark Side of the Moon. The album took Pink Floyd into super stardom over night and they soon had to learn how to cope with the very issues they were dealing with in the album’s lyrics. More importantly, Dark Side of the Moon also sees David Gilmour growing [...]

Classic tone: Time

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Pink Floyd is synonymous with epic classics like Echoes, Comfortably Numb and Shine On You Crazy Diamond but I’ve always loved their ability to make even a basic rock song stand out as masterpiece. Time has it all and not least one of David’s finest guitar solos. In this article we’ll examine David’s playing and [...]

Echoes “seagull” effect tutorial

Monday, October 26th, 2009

One of the very first “eureka!” moments I had when I started doing research on David’s gear was when I learned how he did the seagull screams during the mid section in Echoes. I’d been using slides, overkill fuzz and just about anything that could nail the effect but nothing came close to David’s unique [...]

Classic tone: Dogs

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

In past articles we’ve looked at classic Floyd songs like Echoes and Comfortably Numb, which both are favourites to many and the essence of David’s tone from two eras. Still, the song that brings out the enthusiastic grin on most of us is of course Dogs. For me it was what got me into this [...]

Classic tone: Shine On You Crazy Diamond

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Shine On You Crazy Diamond is for many what Pink Floyd is all about. It’s the perfect combination of the instrumental Floyd and Roger’s lyrics and it’s one of David’s finest performances both in terms of his playing and tone. In this article we’ll examine the history of the song, David’s setups throughout the years [...]

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