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#2444514 - 10/10/12 10:41 AM David Gilmour
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David Gilmour deserves to be in the lifetime achievment gallery, huge album sales ,you would be hard pressed to find a guitarist more listened to an a big time influece,who hasnt learned wish you were here,and a fantastic electric guitar player ,lets back David,It would be good cap to his career


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#2444523 - 10/10/12 11:14 AM Re: David Gilmour [Re: crpnteron]
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There are a lot of player that can out play him, but because of his style, he is easily my favourite guitar player.
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#2444524 - 10/10/12 11:23 AM Re: David Gilmour [Re: A String]
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sure but te same can be said for ,clapton,& page , his solos are like anthems and he plays with heart

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#2444525 - 10/10/12 11:24 AM Re: David Gilmour [Re: crpnteron]
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Well that's why I said he was my favourite player. No one can play with as much emotion as he does, IMO.
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#2444545 - 10/10/12 12:34 PM Re: David Gilmour [Re: A String]
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Here's my thing about why David Gilmour is a guitarist for the ages; a national...no, INTERNATIONAL treasure:

1) he has excellent taste & compositional skills- he is one of the more emotive electric guitarists of all time.


2) I have never heard a sour note or clam out of his amp.


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#2444574 - 10/10/12 03:04 PM Re: David Gilmour [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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LOVE David Gilmour!

One of the very finest concerts- perhaps THE very finest concert, though there's some very stiff competition here- that I ever caught was on David Gilmour's About Face solo-album tour.

Here's a few cool things I happened to run across the past couple of days, looking for other stuff:

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A cool and fun way to cop some of Gilmour's signature sounds fairly well with easily had gear (I have a Boss RT-20, myself, tried the settings shown here, and they work great!):

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More on Gilmour, his personal take on rotary-cab sounds:

Leslies, Doppolas and Rovers Gilmourish.com

Yamaha RA-200 Gilmourish.com
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#2444590 - 10/10/12 04:15 PM Re: David Gilmour [Re: Caevan O'Shite]
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I want one!!!
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#2444597 - 10/10/12 04:35 PM Re: David Gilmour [Re: A String]
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David Gilmour is one of the greats and deserves any and all the recognition we can give him...I like Mark Knofler a little better and I like Clapton and Santana too...but they are all great IMHO. (I guess I'd better throw in Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel and all the others out there) Great sounding Yamaha amp... thu


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#2444655 - 10/10/12 10:20 PM Re: David Gilmour [Re: Larryz]
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So tasteful. Love his playing.

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#2444656 - 10/10/12 10:48 PM Re: David Gilmour [Re: A String]
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I want one!!!


I've GOT one...and never made the connection even though I knew about his use of the rotary cabs.

(Apparently, part of my cranium has been on vacation...)

I'll have to take a closer look at those settings.
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#2444711 - 10/11/12 07:56 AM Re: David Gilmour [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Straight ahead, no frills, to the point, no nonsense and tasteful. Yeah, put me down for a vote.
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#2444732 - 10/11/12 08:56 AM Re: David Gilmour [Re: whitefang]
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I saw the about face tour ,he had Mick Ralphs with him,I talked myself up on to the sound board table and met his sound guys,chet atkins is in the gallery of the greats,gilmour did darkside before Knopfler came around ,and who has achieved more success and worldwide fame with a guitar ,not steve cropeer or tal farlow ,

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#2444821 - 10/11/12 03:05 PM Re: David Gilmour [Re: crpnteron]
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Gilmour takes guitar playing to another level without being showy or pretentious. Proof that speed means very little compared to taste, feel, touch and a great sense of melody.
Had the honor of hanging out with him for 1/2 hour after the Dark Side concert in 73'... sublime.
A kind and humble man.... at least he was 40 yrs ago.
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#2444825 - 10/11/12 03:12 PM Re: David Gilmour [Re: SEHpicker]
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David Gilmour is one excellent player. I like most of what he does. Good stuff......
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#2444830 - 10/11/12 03:41 PM Re: David Gilmour [Re: desertbluesman]
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He's probably the only player I can think of who can be readily identified with just one note. His shaping of bends is instantly recognizable. Although I never attempt consciously to play or sound like any other player, I would say my playing contains more of Gilmour than any other source.
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#2444845 - 10/11/12 04:32 PM Re: David Gilmour [Re: Scott Fraser]
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Ya he is one of those players who I totally love to listen to but don`t want to emulate-even in the remote possibility that I could!
He is so identified with his sound and style, I think it would just be too obvious-I like the idea of seeing (or listening to) something beautiful, without insisting on taking it with me.
`It`s MINE now, mine mine all mine hahahahaha...` grin
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#2445006 - 10/12/12 02:44 PM Re: David Gilmour [Re: skipclone 1]
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no brainer. as influential as hendrix, indeed, MORE SO , as i believe his music has a much broader fan base appeal.

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#2445014 - 10/12/12 03:13 PM Re: David Gilmour [Re: pinkjimiphoton]
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He's probably the only player I can think of who can be readily identified with just one note.


Carlos Santana is pretty famous for his single note solos...

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#2445022 - 10/12/12 03:24 PM Re: David Gilmour [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Originally Posted By: Dannyalcatraz
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He's probably the only player I can think of who can be readily identified with just one note.


Carlos Santana is pretty famous for his single note solos...

wink


So are Buddy Guy and BB King... cool

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#2445031 - 10/12/12 04:31 PM Re: David Gilmour [Re: Scott Fraser]
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Originally Posted By: Scott Fraser
He's probably the only player I can think of who can be readily identified with just one note. His shaping of bends is instantly recognizable. Although I never attempt consciously to play or sound like any other player, I would say my playing contains more of Gilmour than any other source.


I never tried to emulate Gilmour, but I sure love his approach to the guitar, my greatest influence is Roy Buchanan, he is the only one I ever copied licks from. I hardly liked Pink Floyd early on because it was never a hard rocking band, which is what I really liked back in the hippy daze. I only got to like their work and consequently Gilmour after I settled in Az in the late 90's. Then I began to really appreciate his work.
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#2445035 - 10/12/12 04:46 PM Re: David Gilmour [Re: desertbluesman]
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I hardly liked Pink Floyd early on because it was never a hard rocking band, which is what I really liked back in the hippy daze. I only got to like their work and consequently Gilmour after I settled in Az in the late 90's. Then I began to really appreciate his work.


And I'm just the opposite. My favorite Pink Floyd period was early on, the really spacey, textural, drone-ish psychedelic stuff. I didn't buy Dark Side of the Moon for many years because it just seemed too pop for me. Loved Umma Gumma.
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#2445043 - 10/12/12 05:50 PM Re: David Gilmour [Re: Scott Fraser]
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the live version of astronomy domine on ummagumma is surreal.

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#2445106 - 10/13/12 09:48 AM Re: David Gilmour [Re: pinkjimiphoton]
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Get the live at royal albert hall blueray ,its david gimours masterpiece,great band and awesome production lets all vote for him next time


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#2445238 - 10/14/12 02:27 AM Re: David Gilmour [Re: crpnteron]
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....and not a bad bass player either... wink

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#2445308 - 10/14/12 10:31 AM Re: David Gilmour [Re: The Geoff]
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....and not a bad bass player either... wink

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#2445530 - 10/15/12 09:54 AM Re: David Gilmour [Re: Caevan O'Shite]
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some of the bass player thing is a myth... yes, gilmour often would play bass when waters was too busy being an f-tard (frequent, according to roger)...but live, it was waters playing all that shit (except when being a poseur)..

that said, one of my fav gilmour/waters moments is the beginning of "one of these days", where both are playing bass simultaneously with the binson echorec on. it's sick! wink

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#2445550 - 10/15/12 10:33 AM Re: David Gilmour [Re: pinkjimiphoton]
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some of the bass player thing is a myth...


I don't think there is any degree of myth to it. Both Gilmour and Waters have acknowledged that Gilmour wrote and played all of the notable bass lines, in the studio. Of course that doesn't degrade the writing prowess that was Waters, but it does make you think twice about the musical influence you thought he had, vs. what he actually had.
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#2445586 - 10/15/12 12:08 PM Re: David Gilmour [Re: A String]
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What happens in the studio, stays in the studio...if Waters can go out on stage and play note for note, tone for tone, exactly like Gilmour's bass playing in the studio, then that is an art in and of itself. It would exceed any of Gilmours' musical influence or myth. With regard to what Waters could have brought to the party if he was allowed to play freely, it might have been more artistic and showed off more of his abilities. I can also appreciate that artists in Gilmours' league know exactly what they want and they just have to hire the right kind of bass players...

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#2445633 - 10/15/12 01:51 PM Re: David Gilmour [Re: Larryz]
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I'd only partially agree. The bass parts aren't really that difficult. I mean...I can play them without too much effort. The genius goes to the guy that wrote the parts in the first place.

The same way that I think Waters is a genius when it comes to writing vocals. Anyone could get up and sing the same lines, but only the guy that wrote the lines deserves credit for it.
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#2445701 - 10/15/12 07:35 PM Re: David Gilmour [Re: A String]
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I agree that writers deserve a ton of credit. Even though many bass players could play the easy bass lines, there would still be a lot of pressure to get it just right in front of a huge audience while Mr. Gilmour is playing...on the flip side of the coin, few writers can sing the lines like Elvis, no matter how good a writer/genius they might be...I even love Dylans singing, but I know I'm in the minority on that one. I give extra credit to those that write and sing their own hits (Beatles, Eagles, CCR, Doobies, etc.).


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