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Pink Floyd fans may not need no education but Gilmourish, an exhaustive review of the guitars and audio effects of Pink Floyd's David Gilmour (with help from an insider), will leave most comfortably numb.
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posted by CynicalKnight at 10:38 AM on October 19, 2007


I admittedly like MLoR more than most folks apparently do, but how can you not be utterly floored by the tone on Sorrow? Gawdamighty. There's no-one else that I revere so much for reasons of tone alone.
posted by Wolfdog at 10:41 AM on October 19, 2007


thanks a lot, btw do you know if there is a place to gather information about his playing ?
posted by nicolin at 10:41 AM on October 19, 2007


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posted by interrobang at 11:13 AM on October 19, 2007


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Ummagumma clock you one for that!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:14 AM on October 19, 2007 [3 favorites]


Blasting and bubbling you'll fall on his neck with a scream?
posted by breezeway at 11:24 AM on October 19, 2007


Like the dog that I am.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:24 AM on October 19, 2007


I've always liked Dave's guitar face more than almost anybody else's, because he never tries to look pretty or sassy. He just looks like he wants what he's playing to sound really fucking good.

Which is kind of silly of him, because, you know. David fucking Gilmour.

Aside from which, I had no idea it was an Echorec he was using back in the day. I'd thought it was an Echoplex.
posted by cortex at 11:45 AM on October 19, 2007


Well, sure; an echorec gives you the feeling that you're deep beneath the rolling waves in labyrinths of coral caves, while the echoplex... the echoplex... the echoplex... the echoplex....
posted by breezeway at 11:53 AM on October 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


All jokes aside, that's a pretty awesome site, punkfloyd. Exactly the sort of unexpected discovery I come here for. Thank you.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:56 AM on October 19, 2007


great find.
posted by fingers_of_fire at 12:00 PM on October 19, 2007


And since I have assembled all of Metafilter's 7 or 8 Pink Floyd fans, you all might have missed this recent Roger Waters gem from the soundtrack to The Last Mimzy. Almost a Dark Side of the Moon/The Wall hybrid track.
posted by punkfloyd at 12:04 PM on October 19, 2007


he's looking pretty good for his age.
posted by edgeways at 12:05 PM on October 19, 2007


I've recently been on a Pink Floyd kick. Listen to the solo in this version of Comfortably Numb.

Castellorizon was an instrumental on his 2006 solo album that was nominated for a grammy.

Gilmour rules. Contrast him against the band just a few threads down.
posted by Pastabagel at 12:08 PM on October 19, 2007


I've thought about it, and "We may not need no education" lacks punch.
posted by Wolfdog at 12:08 PM on October 19, 2007


Outstanding resource. I needed this 20 years ago.
posted by The World Famous at 12:11 PM on October 19, 2007


I now know more about David's Black Strat than any man other than David and, perhaps, his guitar tech should know. Is it possible to stalk a celebrity guitar?
posted by MikeMc at 12:12 PM on October 19, 2007


Is it possible to stalk a celebrity guitar?

Don't feel bad, MikeMc. It's just a no-strings attached pick-up.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:15 PM on October 19, 2007 [5 favorites]


...It's just a no-strings attached pick-up.

That was so resplendently awful that I gasped aloud. Well played.
posted by Prospero at 12:18 PM on October 19, 2007


Is it possible to stalk a celebrity guitar?

Hell, I've been stalking the Red Special since before I was born.
posted by breezeway at 12:19 PM on October 19, 2007


It's just a no-strings attached pick-up.

Nice.
posted by MikeMc at 12:26 PM on October 19, 2007


By the way, it's on the site, but should be repeated here: David Gilmour has Fender Stratocaster Serial Number #0001, which he bought from Seymour Duncan for $900.
posted by The World Famous at 12:26 PM on October 19, 2007


Thanks for this. I spent my teenage years endlessly listening to Pink Floyd, which was perhaps slightly pathetic as they were essentially done by that point.
posted by maxwelton at 12:27 PM on October 19, 2007


I love this kind of guitar gear nerdery. Thank pf.
posted by turbodog at 12:30 PM on October 19, 2007


Fender Stratocaster Serial Number #0001 is not necessarily the first Strat produced though.
posted by punkfloyd at 12:33 PM on October 19, 2007


It's definitely not the first Strat produced. But it's still awesome.
posted by The World Famous at 12:36 PM on October 19, 2007


I really wish there was something like this for other bands.
posted by Brainy at 1:03 PM on October 19, 2007


There's guitargeek, but it looks like it hasn't been updated for a really long time.

There are several bands who do this sort of thing on their own websites. Weezer, for example, has an insanely in-depth equipment history page with info on the gear of everyone in the band from the beginning to the present.
posted by The World Famous at 1:08 PM on October 19, 2007


My favorite band website-hosted guitar nerdery is The Sonic Youth Guitar/Bass Tablature archive. Absolutely obsessive and amazing.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 1:24 PM on October 19, 2007


Wow, It's Raining Florence Henderson

Golf Clap!
posted by eriko at 4:12 PM on October 19, 2007


Because I can - the last song of the last performance of Pink Floyd ever. God, how unassuming they all look, like office mates who put together a band in their spare time.
posted by Pastabagel at 6:56 PM on October 19, 2007


Wow, that Waters track is pretty badass. Any idea how recent this was?

Next up, Barrettish : containing a full photo gallery of zippo lighters and acid tabs
posted by Afroblanco at 12:25 AM on October 20, 2007


Great site! I love PF geekery. By the way, there's a good discussion of Gilmour's Stratocaster alluded to above in this previous thread.
posted by lazywhinerkid at 7:29 AM on October 20, 2007


Screaming through the starlit sky
Traveling by telephone.
Hey ho, here we go
Ever so high.
posted by rainy at 10:24 PM on October 20, 2007


Thanks punkfloyd! Great find. And Pastabagel, Listen to the solo in this version of Comfortably Numb, yeah, that was incredible! Thanks all.
posted by sluglicker at 4:46 PM on October 21, 2007


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