What amp does Dave Gilmour use?
Gilmour has used many amps during his time in the studio, but on stage, he has mainly used Hiwatt Custom 100 heads and WEM cabs. He has however gravitated towards Fender amps like the Fender Super Champ as well as the Fender Twin Reverb head and Fender ’65 Twin Reverb on occasion.
What should the gain on my guitar amp be set at?
Set the pedal volume to unity with your amp (the same level as when the pedal is off). Set the tone to around 11:00 and the gain/sustain to around 2:00. This is probably not perfect but that’s not the point.
How do I get David Gilmour’s tone?
- Compressor & Fuzz. You can go as simple or as fancy as you’d like to get ‘that’ Gilmour compression before your amp. The simple MXR Dyna Comp will do the trick.
- Modulation. Modulation forms a massive part of Gilmour’s guitar tone.
- Reverb & Delay. A simple spring reverb will do the trick.
What tuning does Grunge use?
Eb is the recommended tuning. Of course, standard tuning can still produce heaviness if you’re talented enough. Many grunge bands use unconventional tunings to good effect. “Mind Riot” by Soundgarden (a very experimental band) has every string tuned to an E.
Does low gain sound better?
From the Total Bithead website: “Use the low gain setting (the position where the volume is lower) unless it won’t get loud enough for you.” And slightly increased volume will always sound better; a slight, even 0.1dB, volume increase will be perceived not as being louder but as having more clarity, detail, etc.
What is the best amp for David Gilmour?
OTHER AMP RECOMMENDATIONS – For regular home use or small club playing at lower volume, smaller amps or single speaker combo amps are better suited. There are several good, low wattage amps and combos that work well with pedals to achieve most Gilmour tones.
How can I sound like David Gilmour?
Using a fuzz pedal is a good idea if you want to sound more like Gilmour, as he often used this instead of a distorted amplifiers. Delay and reverb are useful to give the tone more depth and are essential in a lot of solos if you want the closest match possible.
Did David Gilmour’s sa212 Hiwatt have internal linked inputs?
David’s SA212 Hiwatt Combo amp also had the inputs internally linked. David Gilmour’s Hiwatt SA212 combo with internally linked inputs. The chassis is mounted upside down compared to a Hiwatt DR103 so the linked inputs appear reversed, but they are actually the same.
Is the HIWATT Little D rig based on David Gilmour’s amplifier?
They again used Gilmour’s name in the description – “The Hiwatt Little D rig is based on the amplifier modified by Pete Cornish for David Gilmour of Pink Floyd”.