#1
ok you people,yes i know he uses this and that blah blah but i aint that rich or experienced in the technical side of effects stacks etc and no i havent got the all singing all dacing racks of amps but has ayone found a way to get sort of close to gilmours tone using say boss pedals im just looking for a nice sound so i can play the ol pink floyd you know,after all its pretty damn good.......thanks for your time people
#2
His tone is very good, but it's not anything unusual and a lot of what you're hearing that you like comes more from this playing than his tone.

Some things to get closer...
- good single coils (humbucker can do)
- neck pickup
- not too much gain
- learn to play like him and you'll sound very close to him, this is more important than anything

Learn some solos, perfectly, and in every detail: the way he attacks the strings, the way he'll rake up to a note, the way he does bends, his vibrato, the more common scales he'll use for solos, etc.

I can sound more like gilmour with an ibanez and a marshall (neither of which i really like, btw) than someone that can't play like him but is playing on his exact equipment.
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#3
you can't do it without a fender, we'll start there. Love them or hate them there is no guitar out there that sounds like a strat and the strat is really the core of his tone. After that, a light overdrive and an extremely light phaser and you are getting close. Monkey with the eq till you're in the ball park.
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#6
yup absolutley but the idea here is to get a nice sweet mellow soloing sound that will help..right then
#7
gilmour has alot of tones like name a song where you would wan that tone.
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#8
Aah, the Gilmour tone... check this site:
www.gilmourish.com

But basically:
- use a Fender Strat (or at leas a guitar with single coils)
- use a clean amp
- obtain distortion by pedals (be careful do not drown in the distortion: the less gain the better)

BTW, if you study carefully his bend and vibrato style, you'll sound like Gilmour even if your tone is very different.
#9
thanks ok classic rock1169 i am tryinf foe a nice sound for the solo from another brick in the wall part 2,any ideas thanks for your time folks
#10
Quote by tommaso.zillio
Aah, the Gilmour tone... check this site:
www.gilmourish.com

But basically:
- use a Fender Strat (or at leas a guitar with single coils)
- use a clean amp
- obtain distortion by pedals (be careful do not drown in the distortion: the less gain the better)

BTW, if you study carefully his bend and vibrato style, you'll sound like Gilmour even if your tone is very different.


+1 on gilmourish.com website. He's got a section on there about the Gilmour budget rig, to get close to his tone without breaking the bank.
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#11
well the gilmourish site is unbelivable...thanks people this thread has just made me believe that there are some real peoplle on this site ......know what i mean
#12
Practice. Gilmour is who I imulate most, i've noticed that he has slight bends and finger trebles/vibratos on almost every note he plays. So even though he may play a 80-90 BPM song, there is a lot of nuance. Keep your ears open, FEEL the music and have fun.
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#13
Quote by DSOTM80
+1 on gilmourish.com website. He's got a section on there about the Gilmour budget rig, to get close to his tone without breaking the bank.


Where's the bit about the budget rig? Have you got a link?

EDIT: Never mind, found it!
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#15
ok got it.click on the features link its in the buyers guide.....phew