Lead singer and guitarist of Pink Floyd!
David Gilmour is an English musician, best known as the guitarist, singer, and one of the songwriters in the band Pink Floyd.
Known for his melodic phrasing and fantastic tone, David Gilmour has always been up there with great British guitar players like Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Peter Green, Gary Moore, Jeff Beck, Brian May, and Mark Knopfler.
He is best known for his guitar work on tunes such as Comfortably Numb, Another Brick In The Wall, Pt 2, Money, Time, The Great Gig In The Sky, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, and Wish You Were Here.
David Gilmour equipment
As well as having played and sung on some of the best psychedelic rock tunes the world has ever heard, he is also well known for his incredible tone, luckily, David Gilmour’s rig has been analyzed by fans for decades.
Perhaps the best resource online when it comes to this is the site Gilmourish.com put together by Norwegian super fan Bjorn Riis.
Here you can find out about his multiple amp setups, the exact spec of his Colorsound booster, and of course his love for the Binson Echorec.
As a genuine collector, David is the proud owner of one of the first Fender Stratocasters ever made. With serial number #0001, it wasn’t actually the first ever built, although it must have been pretty close. To acquire it from his own guitar tech he had to help him buy a house!
Although this is not the guitar Fender decided to turn into the signature strat that we can all buy from the local shop. Instead, it’s the famous black Strat that is on offer, complete with a Seymour Duncan custom-made bridge pickup that can be switched in to run alongside the neck pickup.
It would be extremely easy to fall down the rabbit hole and start buying similar gear to David’s, after all, who has a better tone than him?
Before you remortgage the house, check out Keeley’s sensational creation Dark Side, aiming to offer you the sound of Dark Side Of The Moon, in one pedal!
I don’t know about you but I want one and am seriously looking into adding a switch so I can run the bridge and neck pickup together!
But then again, there’s this other pedal by JAM called Pink Flow, it’s expensive but it’s taken David in a pedal even further than Dark Side!
I find it difficult to think of a guitarist that has done more for the guitar gear industry than David Gilmour, every time I hear him I think about stuff I want to buy!
David Gilmour tunes | Related pages
Wish You Were Here
| C/G | D/F# |
So, so you think you can tell,
| Am | G |
heaven from hell, blue skies from pain.