Here it is! The guide to all of the guitars, amps and effects employed by David Gilmour on Pink Floyd’s new album The Endless River. Stretching all the way back to early 1993 the guide covers all sessions from Britannia Row, Astoria and Olympic Studio up to the recent work laid down in David’s new Medina studio.
Footage from the 1993 sessions reveals an elaborate setup consisting of a stereo amp rig and a large pedal collection, including the reuse of several old Pete Cornish boards. The sessions marks a clear return to classic tones from the WYWH-Wall era in particular. The Endless River mainly consist of material recorded early in the process of writing what later ended up as Division Bell. David’s tones are mostly on the milder side and often experimental. Far from the whole rig is featured on the album but it gives a unique peak into what went on in the studio.
Recent footage also shows much of David’s new recording studio Medina, located in Hove, UK. The studio is packed with gear and most of it pretty unusual for David. Although a substantial part of the guitars heard on Endless River were recorded here in 2013 and early 2014 it is not documented what gear he employed on those sessions. I have therefore left out much of the gear and focused on what we with certainty can confirm.
The guide is open for comments so please direct your questions there.