Although Davidâ€™s rig was pretty basic during his first five years with Pink Floyd, both his tone and technique played a significant role in shaping the bandâ€™s sound after Sydâ€™s departure. In this second part of the article weâ€™ll look at Davidâ€™s guitars, amps and effects between 1970-1972 and how heâ€™s playing and tone evolved.
After Sydâ€™s departure in early 1968 Pink Floyd struggled to free themselves from the psychedelia label. It was also a struggle to maintain some level of creativity without their former songwriter. While 1968-69 was a period of trying to find his place in the band, the years between 1970-72 saw David experimenting a lot more both with his tone and different gear.
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