So, it’s time to look back at 2019 and some of my favourite David Gilmour related music gear.
Obsviously, lots of cool pedals, amps and guitars came out last year but this being a David Glmour related guitar site, we’ll focus on the more Gilmoursh items and yes, these are my very subjective opinions.
I got two pedals. The Supa Driver from Buffalo FX and the Flanger from Retro Sonic.
The Supa Driver is sort of your beefed up Power Boost, with an added gain stage and a hint of compression. Like with all of the Buffalo FX pedals, Steve manages to take a classic circuit and design and make it his own.
The Supa Driver is true to the original Power Boost but the added features makes it even more versatile and easier to set up properly on a wider range of different amps.
Read my full review of the Supa Driver here.
The Retro Sonic Flanger is based on the mid 70s Electric Mistress. It’s remarkably close to the original but without the hiss and the nasty volume drop.
The Flanger was a big suprise. At least to me. There’s been several Mistress clones over the years but this one manages to capture the tone and deal with the issues of the original.
It may lack that extra sparkle in the top end – hopefully they’ll release an updated version – but the Flanger is also easier to blend with distortion pedals and Big Muffs in particular compared to the brighter original model.
Read my full review of the Flanger here.
There are some honourable mentions as well, like the new Ram’s Head Big Muff reissue from Electro Harmonix. I think they did an amazing job with this one and it’s really ridiculous how authentic sounding you can get for the affordable price.
Being a Sovtek fan I’ll go for the Green Russian but do check out the Ram’s Head if you’re into 70s Big Muff tones.
I also want to mention the new Vintera series from Fender. This is the new and upgraded versions of the Mexican made Classic Series, which were very good but in my opinion, Fender brought new life into the middle range classic reissue guitars with the Vintera.
The 50s and 60s models in particular, makes excellent alternatives for your Gilmour inspired Strat or Tele.
I’ll soon update all the buyer’s guides with lots of new items.
What’s your favourite pedals, amps and guitars from 2019? Use the comments field below and let us know!