• Best Gilmourish pedals of 2020

    2020 has been a crazy year but there’s been a lot of great guitar gear for all genres and tones. In this video I’m presenting my top two David Gilmour related pedals of 2020 ending with a short jam using both pedals.

    What’s YOUR favourite gear at the moment? Did you get anything new for christmas? Use the comments field below and share!

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  1. roy panizel says:

    Hi Bjorn, your Blog is amazing for me and I found it only 2 months ago and it is amazing! I am looking for my favorite….., appreciate your help…. I just bought fender Strat pro and fender blues Jr, I have boss delay DD3, hall of fame 2 and phaser 90. I am looking for a fuzz and chorus/flang/modulation . What is recommended???? HELP….
    I thought adding Rams big head and mod11 (both Electro Harmonix),

  2. roy panizel says:

    So, Hi there,
    Your reviews are real inspirational for me, Thanks for what you bring!

    I am actually looking for advices on this matter:
    Guitar = Fender AM strat pro
    AMP=Fender Blues Junior
    Pedals so far: Boss DD3, Hall of fame 2 reverb
    Phaser=MXR Phase 90

    I am looking for Fuzz and modulation to get Gilmour tones

    What do you guys thing will sound good on the above?

    Thanks!

  3. Roy says:

    Hi there, I appreciate your help…. I just bought fender strat pro and fender blues Jr, I have boss delay DD3, hall of fame 2 and phaser 90. I am looking for a fuzz and chorus/flange to reach gilmour tone style. What is recommended???? HELP….

  4. After 53 years of guitar playing, 2020 was the year that I discovered effects pedals. Your site, Bjorn, was extremely helpful in this new creative exploration. My new pedalboard, which I use for electric, acoustic, and classical guitar includes the Gurus Optivalve MKII, Keeley Dark Side, EHX SuperEgo+, Dawner Prince Boonar, EHX GrandCanyon, Walrus Audio Slo, and Death by Audio Reverberation Machine. I also have a Hologram Electronics Microcosm on order. In particular, the Optivalve and Boonar were influenced by your helpful website. Thanks!

  5. Phil B says:

    Happy new year everyone!

    I got the Thorpy FX Camoflange and the search for the best Mistress-type flanger has ended. A lot more versatile as well: With those 6 knobs you can dial in a lot of different sounds!
    Keep the blend control fairly low, harmonics at 12-ish and turn up the treble to get the Mistress sounds though :P

    • Bjorn says:

      Congrats Phil! Been asking for one for review for some time now but no replies.

      • Phil B says:

        Yeah that’s strange … Adrian replied to me within a week after new year, when I had a question about the pedal.
        They have given out the Camoflange for review to others, though, no?

  6. Brian Deren says:

    Hey Bjorn, I agree on both counts, amazing sounding pedals…my question, how does the Tru-Fi Floyd Fuzz measure up, and vice versa, to the Phil Phuzz? Both sound incredible in your demos, also wondering how the Phuzz works with a Overdriver/Powerbooster pedal. Thanks!

    • Bjorn says:

      Apologies for the late reply. The Floyd Fuzz is a ram’s head Big Muff, while the Phuzz is based on the Fuzz Face. Somewhat overlapping but really two different pedals. Both goes very well with a boost.

  7. Gabe Aguirre says:

    Hey Bjorn did you mean Dark Side and Wish You Were Here? Has new information come out that he went back to the fuzz for Animals rather than the Muff?

    • Bjorn says:

      Animals was mostly the Big Muff but he did feature a Fuzz Face on his boards up until the recording of Final Cut. The Fuzz Face was also used on 1977 live performances of Money and possibly Pigs.

  8. Keith says:

    I think my favorite pedal I got this year was my BYOC Classic Fuzz. I usually use it on a low bias setting for Jack White feeling angry gated fuzz, but when I kick the bias knob to around 3 o’clock its a great sounding fuzz face. I actually use it over my Russian Muff reissue for a lot of Gilmour fuzz, it has a Fat EQ setting that really thickens up single coils. Sometimes I stack it in low bias mode with the Muff before and its such a wonderfully angry distorted tone but because of the low bias gaiting theres virtually no noise/feedback when you aren’t playing

    I didn’t buy it yet but I’m looking at used J Rockett Blue Notes, theyre a relatively low gain transparent drive. It mainly makes me think of Larry Carlton tones but I’m sure with some single coils it would nail drive sounds like Poles Apart

  9. Marcus Leonardz says:

    I got a Electro Harmonie Big Muff Rams Head. Excellent pedal.

  10. inkslingers1 says:

    My best buys this year were two Caline pedals. A Pegasus Klone and a Pure Sky. I was not terribly impressed with the Pegasus initially, preferring to get my clean boost from a different clean boost pedal. I was about to return it when the Pure Sky Timmy clone turned up. That seemed much better. But then I tried stacking the Pegasus into the Pure Sky. That’s a magic combination – lots of sustain and depth of harmonics so the Pegasus got a reprieve. In fact that Pure Sky plays nicely with ANYTHING. Makes me wonder what more a real Timmy would give me.

    Happy New Year Bjorn.

  11. Roy says:

    Hey, thanks.
    Your site has been an inspiration for me this year, now i have a Laney Cub, a BluesDriver and a Mooer Elady. Really great sounds

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