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Guitar stuff, guitar effects stuff, soundclips, videos, David Gilmour / Pink Floyd stuff, photos and more

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NOTE: Some pages on this website are frequently updated. Last update for this page was December 2018

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life - Ludwig van Beethoven

I am a fantasy artist and sporting/tactical knife designer by trade, but my hobby is guitar playing and guitar and gear collecting. Hearing Pink Floyd's 1979 album, The Wall, made me want to learn to play the guitar. Specifically David Gilmour's two incredible guitar solos on Comfortably Numb were the catalyst, although the entire album is full of a range of great guitar sounds. There is something magical about Gilmour's beautiful tones and playing style that is like heaven to my ears. The Wall led me to all of the other Floyd albums, each full of different and wonderful guitar tones. I have tried to find those tones with my guitars and gear over the years. That gear seach led me to Gilmour's Electro-Harmonix Big Muff sound, which ignited my passion for all things Big Muff, spawning my huge Big Muff Page website, and an interest in the history of vintage fuzz pedals.

This website was made to showcase my passion for David Gilmour / Pink Floyd guitar tones and effects, various effect pedals I have demoed, and guitars and gear I have owned in the past. There are audio and video clips for reference and learning, as well as some of my own music. It's kind of a messy scrap book, with things somewhat haphazardly placed here and there, so dig around and you may find something interesting. Enjoy!

LATEST UPDATES - I made some major updates to the Pulse / 1994 Pink Floyd Tour section of the Gilmour Tone Building pages, including a massive song-by-song signal chain list. I started a Custom Pedalboard blog HERE. Also added an entry for the Sovtek Deluxe Big Muff the the Big Muff Page website.

MY PINK FLOYD/GILMOUR GEAR LINKS

Check out my YouTube page HERE

My David Gilmour webpages are here Gilmour Tone Building. It is a general guide of how to get some of David's most famous guitar tones, and a deep dive into some of my favorite Gilmour tones.

 

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Above are links to My Big Muff Page website and other music gear pages

 

MY GEAR - GUITARS, AMPS, AND OTHER JUNK I HAVE OWNED AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER

My first guitar was a crappy G&L SC3 strat, purchased in 1984, which I still own. I moved on to collect a wide variety of guitars - Gibsons, Gretsch, Fenders, Rickenbackers - but the Fender Strat was always my favorite one to play. My main guitars are now a 2008 American Standard customized “Black Strat”, a 1998 Fender AVRI American Vintage Reissue 57 Strat. Below are pix of some of the other guitars and amps I have owned in the past.

Pic of an old recording room I used to have

(left to right) 1998 Fender AVRI American Vintage Reissue 57 Strat, 2014 MIM Standard Strat customized into a replica of the 0001 Gilmour Strat, 2014 Gibson Les Paul Traditional Gold top w/P90s, 1966 Rickenbacker 360 12 string, Fender 2004 American Deluxe Mahogany Strat SSS w/SCN pups (50th anniversary), Fender American Standard 2008 Strat with custom mods, Fender 1991 American Strat Plus w/Lace Sensor pickups, Fender 2003 American Deluxe Telecaster w/ash body

Fender 1991 American Strat Plus converted to a slide guitar

Guitars I have owned in the past: Fender '04 American Deluxe Strat SSS w/SCN pups(50th anniversary), Fender American Standard '08 Strat with custom mods, Fender '91 American Strat Plus w/Lace Sensor pups, Burns Brian May Red Special, Fender '03 American Telecaster w/ash body, Gibson SG Standard, 1957 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top Re-Issue, '99 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty, Gibson Les Paul Studio Plus, Gibson '89 Howard Roberts Fusion Lite, Gibson 1972 ES325, '82 Gibson Custom Shop ES335 Dot, G&L '83 SC-3, Paul Reed Smith Custom 24, Peavey EVH Wolfgang Quilt Top Special, '96 Rickenbacker 340

More guitars I have owned in the past: Gretch Nashville Jr. Model 6122JR, Gretsch Nashville Brian Setzer Model G6120 SSU, Gretsch White Falcon 1/ Model G7593, '57 Duo Jet re-issue with Bigsby Tremolo, '90s Ovation Celebrity Acoustic, Sigma DM 12 String Acoustic, early '80s Dobro Resonator Slide Guitar, '05 Martin DM Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

BC UmetharBC Rich Umethar

In 2004 BC Rich asked to use some of my artwork for their Body Art series. Above is my art on their "V" model guitar.

(left to right) Reeves Custom 50PS amp head (Hiwtatt badge added), Hi-Tone Eclips cabinet (WEM badge added), Fender '65 Twin Reverb re-issue,
and Fender 59 Bassman LTD with Eminence blue frame alnico speakers

Custom 4x12 speaker cabinet built by for me by my brother

(left to right) Yamaha RA-200 rotating speaker cabinet, Mesa/Boogie Studio Preamp on top of a Mesa Express 5:25, and a 1980s Gallien Kreuger 250ml

(left to right) Reeves Custom 50PS amp head and Reeves 2x12 speaker cabinet, Fender Cyber Twin Version 1 amp (a great amp modeling practice amp that sounds good with a wide variety of guitars), Marshall MG solid state practice amp, Vox Brian May Special VBM1 amp

MY PEDALBOARD AND EFFECTS - designed specifically for all eras Pink Floyd/David Gilmour tones

Since I started playing guitar in the early 1980s, I have always had a pedalboard of some form or other to hold my various fuzz boxes and effects, mostly set up to get David Gilmour/Pink Floyd tones. Around 2005 I started keeping a photographic record of the boards and various gear I own or have owned in the past. It has been an interesting journey trying out various bits of gear over the years, and arriving at a final pedalboard that I custom built in 2018.

2018 CUSTOM PEDALBOARD

I have a blog about building this board HERE. Signal Chain - in chain order

Sunface (off board) > Wah (off board) > input to board >
Boss ES-8 Effects Switching System > Tuner Out - Boss TU-12H
Loop 1 - MXR Dynacomp Script (mechanical bypass) > Boss CS-2 compressor (buffered bypass)
Loop 2 - Dirt Loop Switcher (Xenagama Tail - no buffer)
XT Loop 1 Interchangeable Fuzz Loop - Super 72 > XT Loop 2 - to external S/R jacks > WH1 Whammy (buffered) > XT Loop 3 - Boss MZ-2 (buffered bypass)
Loop 3 - BKB/Chandler Tube Driver - LOW GAIN (input buffer only) > TC BLD (buffered bypass)
Loop 4 - Green Russian Big Muff > '73 Big Muff
Loop 5 - BKB Tube Driver - HIGH GAIN (input buffer only) > Lunar Module (mechanical bypass, no buffer) > Barge Volume Blend Loop Switcher – to external S/R jacks
> Mesa Boogie Studio Preamp (buffered)
Loop 6Interchangeable Delay Loop - Catalinbread Echorec
Loop 7 - Modulation Loop Switcher
(Iguana Tail - no buffer)
IT Loop 1 - Boss CE-2 chorus (buffered bypass) > Boss CE-3 chorus (buffered bypass) > IT Loop 2 - MXR Phase 90 (mechanical bypass) >
IT Loop 3 - Mojo Vibe (mechanical bypass, buffered when on) >
IT Loop 4 - Boss FA-1 for volume/EQ adjustment (buffered) > Barge Volume Blend Loop switch > Deluxe Electric Mistress (input buffer) >
IT Loop 5 - Tremotron (mechanical bypass, no buffer)
Loop 8 - Volume Pedal > FTT Ambi Space - stereo (buffered) > TC Nova delay - stereo (buffered) >
R output jack to Reeves custom 50 (Hiwatt)
L output jack to A/B switcher > A = 59 Fender Bassman. B = Yamaha RA-200

Built In Power - Weltron 6 Outlet Surge Protecter with EMI/ RFI noise rejection - 1875w/15a
Voodoo Labs PP2 #1. Voodoo Labs PP2 #2. Boss PSA AC adapter. EXH AC Adaptor for Mistress. Boss ES-8 AC adapter. FTT AC adapter. LED light strip AC adapter

 

2016 PEDALBOARD

Signal Chain - ???

2010 PEDALBOARD

Signal Chain - in chain order

Guitar -> Evidence Audio Lyric cable -> Demeter Compulator set for gain boost -> Skreddy Lunar Module fuzz -> Digitech Brian May Red Special Distortion -> Boss CS-2 Compressor ->
SEND - using Barge VB Jr. mixer = Pete cornish G-2 -> Brick Muff (1973 Ram's Head replica by Stomp Under Foot) -> Chandler /BK Butler Tube Driver (for light boost) -> S.U.F. CWM (Sovtek "Civil War" Big Muff replica) - RETURN
SEND - Digitech Whammy Wh-1 - RETURN
>Boss GE7 EQ -> Boss FV300L Volume Pedal with Boss TU12H tuner attached
SEND - using Barge VB Jr. mixer = Mojo Vibe -> Hartman Flanger (green 18v Electric Mistress clone) -> Boss CE-2 Chorus - RETURN
ND-1 Nova Delay

RIGHT CHANNEL FROM DELAY INTO -> Fender '65 Twin Reverb Reissue.

LEFT CHANNEL FROM DELAY INTO -> Reeves Custom 50 (Hiwatt Custom 50 replica)

The time I burned my guitar it was like a sacrifice. You sacrifice the things you love. I love my guitar. - Jimi Hendrix

2009 PEDALBOARD

Signal Chain

Guitar -> Evidence Audio Lyric cable -> MXR Dynacomp -> (SEND) Digitech Whammy Wh-1 (RETURN) -> Skreddy Lunar Module fuzz -> Digitech Brian May Red Special Distortion -> Boss CS-2 Compressor -> Boss HM-2 -> Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi (Ram's Head) -> Mike Matthews Red Army Overdrive -> Chandler BK Butler Tube Driver #1 (for light boost) -> BK Butler Tube Driver #2 (overdrive) -> Boss BD-2 Blues Driver with Keeley Phat mod -> Boss GE7 EQ -> Boss FV300L Volume Pedal -> ND-1 Nova Delay ->

RIGHT CHANNEL FROM DELAY INTO -> (SEND) EH Deluxe Electic Mistress Flanger -> MXR Phase 90 (RETURN) -> Fender '65 Twin Reissue.

LEFT CHANNEL FROM DELAY INTO -> Boss CE-2 Chorus -> Fender Cyber Twin version # 1 with Fender '65 Twin setting.

Music is the wine that fiills the cup of silence - Robert Fripp

2008 PEDALBOARD Revision 2

Signal Chain

Guitar -> Evidence Audio Lyric cable -> Skreddy Lunar Module fuzz -> Keeley Compressor -> Digitech Brian May Red Special Distortion -> Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi (green Sovtek version) -> Skreddy Pink Flesh ('73 Ram's Head Muff clone with a bit of Colorsound warmth thrown in) -> B.Y.O.C Large Beaver ('71 Triangle Muff clone) -> Colorsound Overdriver (always on) -> Butler Tube Driver with 12AX7 tube replaced with 12AU7 -> Tone Works Tube Driver with 12AU7 -> Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer -> Boss GE7 EQ -> Boss FV300L Volume Pedal -> TC Electronic ND1 Nova Delay -> EH Deluxe Electic Mistress Flanger -> MXR Phase 90 -> Electro Harmonix Small Stone EH4800 Phaser -> Boss DD20 Giga Delay -> Boss CE-5 Chorus ->

Fender '65 Twin Reissue.

Music is the shorthand of emotion - Leo Tolstoy

2008 PEDALBOARD Revision 1

Signal Chain

Guitar -> Evidence Audio Lyric cable -> Analogman Sunface fuzz with BC108 silicon transistor -> Keeley Compressor -> Digitech Brian May Red Special Distortion -> Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi (green Sovtek version) -> Skreddy Pink Flesh ('73 Ram's Head Muff clone with a bit of Colorsound warmth thrown in) -> B.Y.O.C Large Beaver ('71 Triangle Muff clone) -> Colorsound Overdriver (always on) -> Butler Tube Driver with 12AX7 tube replaced with 12AU7 -> Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer -> Boss GE7 EQ -> Boss FV300L Volume Pedal -> TC Electronic ND1 Nova Delay -> EH Deluxe Electic Mistress Flanger -> MXR Phase 90 -> Electro Harmonix Small Stone EH4800 Phaser -> Boss CE-5 Chorus ->

Fender '65 Twin Reissue

Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die - Paul Simon

2007 EDALBOARD



Signal Chain

Guitar -> MXR DynaComp Compressor -> Digitech Brian May Red Special -> ProCo RAT distortion -> Boss DS1 -> Skreddy Pink Flesh Muff clone -> Absolutely Analog Green Russian Muff clone -> Colorsound Overdriver -> BK Tube Driver with 12AU7 tube -> Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer -> Boss GE7 EQ -> Boss FV300L Volume Pedal -> Boss DD-20 Giga Delay -> EH Electic Mistress -> MXR Phase 90 -> Boss CE-5 Chorus -> Boss DD3 Digital Delay ->

Fender '65 Twin Reissue

MORE LINKS

Gilmourish.com

A great David Gilmour resource is Gilmourish.Com, hosted by Bjorn Riis. A site for all things Gilmour and some great gear reviews as well. Album by album gear breakdowns are the most complete here. I gained much knowledge from this site. Some good backing tracks too. Most of the backing tracks used in my audio clips came from this site.

Another excellent David Gilmour resource is The Tone from Heaven (unfortunately, it is no longer online) A great site for Gilmour's Division Bell -Pulse era tones and gear, as well as info on Gilmour's custom Pete Cornish effects and pedal boards.

And don't forget the Gilmour Gear Forum, a fun discussion board about David Gilmour's gear, guitars, amps, and music.

A good Italian Gilmour gear website is Giampolo Noto Blog, though a lot of it appears to have come from Gilmourish.com.

The Keep - Not Pink Floyd related, but here is a page of info here for anyone interested in Tangerine Dream's score for the 1983 Michael Mann film The Keep.

Pink Floyd Bootlegs - Pink Floyd is one of the most bootlegged bands in history. A wonderfully comprehensive source for Pink Floyd live bootlegs is Yeeshkul.com. You need a bit torrent downloader and a player to play the boots, which are usually in .flac and .shn formats, much better than a lossy format like mp3 which reduces sound quality in compression. Utorrent, Vuze, and Limewire are some good downloaders. VLC media player and MacAmp Lite X are two good players. VLC is one of the best all around audio and video players out there. All of these are free on the web. NEVER PAY FOR BOOTLEGS! Bootleg concerts should be shared freely and openly. NEVER DOWNLOAD OFFICIAL RELEASES! That is stealing from the band and it's record company and we do not condone that.

Mistress Mystery Page

Visit Ralf Metzger's Mistress Mystery Page for information on all versions of the Electric Mistress and Deluxe Electric Mistress

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