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Pro's Reply Pink Floyd's David Gilmour

Magazine article Guitar Player

Pro's Reply Pink Floyd's David Gilmour

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WHAT EQUIPMENT ARE YOU PRESENTLY USING?

I use a Fender Stratocaster with a Hiwatt 100-watt amp. My strings are Gibson Sonomatic with a light-gauge G. The top three are light gauge, in fact, the bass three are from the Sonomatic set. I use the B and E on the G and B, and the light-gauge top E. It's heavy-gauge on the bass and a bit lighter on the top three. My pick is a heavy gauge, but I don't know who makes it.

What did you use on your Ummagumma LP?

On Ummagumma I used basically the same setup, but a Binson echo unit as well. I also used a DeArmond volume and tone pedal. Occasionally a wah-wah, Fuzz Face, and stuff like that. I don't think there's anything wrong with using any of these kinds of things.

What musical philosophy serves as guidelines for your music?

Well, there aren't any guidelines, we just play whatever we feel like playing. We sometimes draw pictures of how it should be, you know, in terms of where there are going to be climaxes and such. …

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