Magazine article Guitar Player

Dave Kilminster Scales the Wall

Magazine article Guitar Player

Dave Kilminster Scales the Wall

Article excerpt

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

DAVE KILMINSTER HAS BEEN A mainstay of Roger Waters' touring band since 2006. Currently, he is covering Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour's parts (along with guitarist Snowy White and guitarist/bassist G.E. Smith) for Waters' live presentation of Floyd's The Wall. "I decided to completely update my rig from the last tour, starting with the amps," says Kilminster. "I'm now using a pair of 50-watt Brunetti Mercury EL34 half-stacks on the main stage, and a pair of 50-watt Mercury EL24 2x12 combos for my smaller setup in front of the wall after it is constructed. The Brunettis, which are built in Italy, have a really sweet clean sound, which is important for this gig, as well as a ridiculously good overdrive sound. They are without a doubt the best amps I have ever used."

When tasked with assembling a rig to recreate the sounds on The Wall, Kilminster had to decide how far to go. "I researched what Dave was using on the recordings and what he used live to replicate that, and when I saw all the refrigerator-sized racks of stuff I said there's no way I'm doing that," says Kilminster. "Just give me one good chorus, one good flanger, and a few other pedals and I'll be fine. I settled on a Boss CE-5 chorus, an MXR EVH-117 flanger, a Top Ten DriveGate DG-2 overdrive, a Suhr Riot distortion that I use for the big solos, an Ernie Ball volume pedal, and an Eventide TimeFactor delay, which is absolutely incredible. I also use a Boss RT-20 Rotary pedal for the high-strung part at the beginning of "Hey You," and I'm experimenting with some new Dunlop wah pedals. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.