FrozenNile
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#1
I've been itching for a pedal that could give me that amazing tone that you get in Time and Comfortably Numb during the solos. Unfortunately I don't have a $1000 tube amp (I'm running a strat through a Peavey Bandit 112 Transtube), and money is a little tight right now. I have a BOSS DS-1, and I'm not a big fan of it, AT ALL. If there's any other BOSS pedals that could work for me, please let me know, as they're pretty cheap. I doubt I could get nearly as good of a tone as Gilmour, but is there anyway that I could get close? Cheers! (Also, if there are any mods that can make a cheaper pedal sound closer, I'm all for it)
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#2
Gilmour tone is one of the most specific to try and achieve. What you really need is a Hiwatt.

Alternatively you need to get a Skreddy Lunar Module or a P19. They're essentially the Gilmour fuzz tones of DSOTM. Though there's a 2 month wait to have one made and they're roughly $200.
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#3
That's a little much at the moment, but thanks for responding. I'll make sure to look into the Skreddy, once I find an actual job.
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Yeah, sorry to kind of burst your bubble, but getting a decent Gilmour tone is not going to be cheap. Especially with the gear you already have.

You can kind of fudge it by getting a muff of some kind, which is essentially what the P19 is. Big Muff Pi's are usually cheap. Check out eBay or your local classifieds for a used one.
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#5
Thanks for helping me out! Another quick question. Would a small tube amp be able to achieve some really classic rock/prog rock sounds. Something like an Epiphone Valve Standard.
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Of course. The experience I've had with the Valve Standard was brief and vague, so I can't comment on its quality.

If you provide us with a budget however we can probably make some good recommendations. If you look used you can usually find some stellar little amps to achieve what you're after. If you sell the Bandit as well to increase your budget that'd help.
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Well I'd like to spend no more than $400 on an amp. I don't need a head/cab though. A combo is just fine. It doesn't need to be over 100 watts either. Just a small amp that would be big enough for playing a small (emphasis on small) gig, like a pub or a birthday party. I'm not quite sure how big it would need to be though. I had planned on keeping the Bandit as an amp more suited more towards metal, and it took almost a month of straight searching to find a U.S.A Bandit

(edit): I also don't mind buying used.
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#9
I'll make sure to look around. Everyone says great things about Egnater. Sorry if it seems like I'm trying to get you guys to decide for me. I'm just VERY inexperienced with tube amps.
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#10
A Tweaker would be great. Have a hunt around for a Peavey Classic 30, Traynor YCV40 or even a Peavey Valveking. All can be had for your budget and are all quality amps for classic rock/prog.

Don't sweat it man, we started out knowing jack too.
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#12
the Classic 30 suggestion is an excellent one, they are nice amps and the 30 watts as opposed to the tweaker's 15 will give much more headroom, so you can play clean at small pubs and such.

roughly the same price as well I believe.
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#13
The Peavey Classic 30 is THE budget Pink Floyd amp. They're typically around $350 used.
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#15
If you're not concerned about getting his tone EXACTLY, I've found that a touch of chorus and delay/reverb on top of pretty high gain overdrive will get you close to those singing tones as heard on Comfortably Numb and Time. I've gotten that tone on all of my guitars, not just Strats (and through a 6505+ to boot.)

Of course, the most important thing is to have the vibrato down...if you don't have that, you might as well play unplugged.
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#16
Nothing to add really. Agree with Adam.
Except, you will love this site:
http://www.gilmourish.com/?page_id=205


Any big clean tube amp will get you close enough with the right pedal in front of it (mainly a Muff). An old Fender will do a pretty good job even though they are quite different to a Hiwatt. Hell, even a Jazz Chorus will do an acceptable job. You don't need to get it close enough that it will fool people into thinking you are David, you just need an appropriate tone. Gilmour's tone is mostly pedals (well his distorted tones are). Most big clean amps will get you in the ballpark. It's all in the effects with Gilmour.
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#18
You'll be surprised how close you can get with that combination actually. You'll really want the proper one, ie. the JC120. Of course we are talking Gilmour so you'll be running a full pedalboard with spatial/mod effects most of the time too. We've all seen Gilmour's rack - it's immense.
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Offworld92
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#20
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We've all seen Gilmour's rack - it's immense.


I haven't. Decided to take a look - holy ****ing shit.




And is that a Boss HM-2 on the pedalboard? That would be awesome.
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#21
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If you're really on a budget you could try out something like a Vox AC4.

For a budget of $400 he can do way better.
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#23
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I haven't. Decided to take a look - holy ****ing shit.




And is that a Boss HM-2 on the pedalboard? That would be awesome.


Wouldn't really surprise me. O yeah, don't forget the wah with the heel switch to reverse the circuit for seagull sounds ala 'Echoes'
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#24
That's probably just the rack that powers his main rack
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mulefish
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#25
For a budget gilmour rig I'd go a laney cub and a big muff of some kind:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R414RnkiCnk&feature=fvwp&NR=1

muledit:
budget amps:
http://www.gilmourish.com/?p=1344

muledit II:
Since you mentioned mods... It's pretty easy to mod a current version big muff into a more vintage sounding one, ala what Gilmour used.
Between Gilmourish and this site you should be able to find what you want.
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