OK, I usually don’t do this. Gilmourish.Com is after all a David Gilmour tribute but I thought perhaps you’d like to see a clip of Airbag’s latest show in Gothenburg, Sweden this saturday… Obviously there’s a lot of Gilmourizing going on!
This is actually the first time I used the Reeves Custom 50 on a live show – been borrowing Mesa, Fenders lately. In combo with my old Sound City cab loaded with Weber Thames it performed incredibly well… even on this rather small stage. For the past year or so I’ve mainly been using a Fender CIJ ’65 reissue Strat modified with EMG DG20 pickups. I think I’m more into rosewood at the moment and this neck with the binding and all just melts in my palm. Not so sure about the DG20 but they kind of adds that warm humbucker tone I use in a studio setting and still sounds pretty much like a Strat. Check out my review here.
The pedal board has changed a bit lately too. I once swore I’d never ditch the Coloursound Power Boost and the AnalogMan Sun Face but I have. Not that I don’t like them anymore but they’re a bit redundant for my Airbag tones. I mainly use the BK Tube Driver (now back with the 12AX7 tube) with a Dunlop RotoVibe and Boss DD2 for this song. On the solo between the first chorus and second verse I add a Fulltone OCD for a bit more bite and the main solo at the end of the song is Vox wah wah > TD > BYOC LB triangle > Boss DD2 > TRex Replica. The very last solo is Gollmer Composus > Fulltone OCD > Boss DD2.
We’re working on the followup to our debut album Identity and are aiming for an early 2011 release although it’s a bit too early to tell. Check out our website airbagsound.com and join our Facebook page for the latest news, more clips and stuff from the ongoing studio sessions.