The Buyer’s Gear Guide

Welcome to the Buyer’s Gear Guides! Here you’ll find a comprehensive collection of guitars, amps and pedals, including a large budget section, recommended for different setups and use. The guides are also packed with setup tips, troubleshooting and all the dos and don’ts. Whether you’re seeking that ultimate Gilmour tone or just need some ideas for your next purchase, you’ll find it here!


Guitars

A guitar is not only a musical instrument, it’s the tool you use to express your feelings, mind and creativity. Choosing the right guitar for your needs and technique is essential for getting the tones you want.

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Pickups

Pickups are often an overlooked part of setting up and building a tone. Good quality, hand wound pickups can do wonders for your guitar and take a cheaper instrument up to high-end standards.

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Amps

Amps and guitars are the basis for all your tones. In this feature, we’ll look at low wattage classic sounding tube amps for bedrooms, rehearsal studios and smaller clubs – all under $1000.

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Big Muffs

A presentation of over 30 different Big Muff models, all categorized based on David Gilmour’s tones, different setups and use. Each pedal have also been given a Gilmourish.Com score!

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Fuzz

Germanium and silicon fuzz bonanza! Over a dozen different fuzz pedals presented with David Gilmour’s classic tones in mind. Each pedal have also been given a Gilmourish.Com score!

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Overdrive and distortion

What’s the best overdrive for your setup? Prefer classic distortion over fuzz and Big Muff? How do you achieve killer tones on a bedroom setup? Lots of models reviewed with David Gilmour’s tones in mind. Each pedal have also been given a Gilmourish.Com score!

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Uni-Vibe

Creamy liquid rotary sweetness! All of your favourite UniVibe pedals tested and examined with David Gilmour’s tones in mind. Each pedal have also been given a Gilmourish.Com score!

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Modulation

Chorus? Flanger? Phaser? Whatever suits your taste! Lots of models reviewed with David Gilmour’s tones in mind. Each pedal have also been given a Gilmourish.Com score!

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