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Re: David Gilmour guitar auction

Postby Folderol » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:23 pm

Martin Walker wrote:I'll collect all our coats then :beamup:


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You're wasting your time Martin. Folks have wised up and don't leave anything in the pockets these days :lol:
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Re: David Gilmour guitar auction

Postby Wonks » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:33 pm

I keep a mousetrap in mine. Martin may not be playing keyboards with both hands for a while.
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Re: David Gilmour guitar auction

Postby Hewesy » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:39 pm

Back on topic, Joe Bonamassa has just ruled out buying any - so be interesting to see who does buy them.

Now, back to letting you Pun Like Hell...


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Re: David Gilmour guitar auction

Postby Alba » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:56 pm

Its all gone to pot.
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Re: David Gilmour guitar auction

Postby Folderol » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:01 pm

Alba wrote:Its all gone to pot.
Volume, or tone?
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Re: David Gilmour guitar auction

Postby Wonks » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:08 pm

Folderol wrote:
Alba wrote:Its all gone to pot.
Volume, or tone?
{sorry}
C'mon, just jack it in.
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Re: David Gilmour guitar auction

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:28 am

The quality of the puns is solo I'm off tune other thread for a bit. Bah humbuck!
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Re: David Gilmour guitar auction

Postby Jumpeyspyder » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:36 am

You're all a bunch of scratchplates !!

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Re: David Gilmour guitar auction

Postby Wonks » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:36 am

Eddy Deegan wrote:The quality of the puns is solo I'm off tune other thread for a bit. Bah humbuck!

Jumpeyspyder wrote:You're all a bunch of scratchplates !!

:blush:

That's a double whammy!
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Re: David Gilmour guitar auction

Postby Johnsy » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:31 pm

I'm finger-bored with all this punning.
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Re: David Gilmour guitar auction

Postby ManFromGlass » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:19 pm

Just like Floyd I have rose and left feeling rather bent
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Re: David Gilmour guitar auction

Postby Eddy Deegan » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:21 am

Dave B wrote:I suppose that if you're DG, you'll always sound like DG regardless of the guitar so these are just nice 'things' to him.

Spot on Dave, exactly what DG stated in a subsequent interview about the auction - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdBKvz-MaH4 where he goes into a little more detail about his thinking and assures us he's not popping off anytime soon as far as he knows :)

DG (on Brian May and the Red Special): There's so much... stuff, you know, people are hunting for ... stacks of pedals and amps and guitars and they want to know how it's done, but I can pick up Brian's* gear and it'll sound just like me and he can pick up mine and it'll sound just like him.

* While discussing Brian May and the Red Special

A couple more random quotes from the interview that made me smile:

DG: "It's only a chunk of wood with some wires strung over it"
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Interviewer: is it a bit like finding your wife, finding a guitar like that in the sense ...
DG: No! Are you crazy? It's not remotely like finding my wife!

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Re: David Gilmour guitar auction

Postby Watchmaker » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:03 am

I was raised just polite enough to not take the bait... but by god that's tempting...
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Re: David Gilmour guitar auction

Postby Eddy Deegan » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:20 am

Watchmaker wrote:I was raised just polite enough to not take the bait... but by god that's tempting...

I admire your restraint. Had he been a keyboard player I'd have headed out with a pitchfork some hours ago ... :round1:
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Re: David Gilmour guitar auction

Postby Wonks » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:12 am

I was recently reminded of the Festival Hall gig he did some time ago that came out on DVD. A lot of acoustic numbers but sime electric stuff which he played on a Gretsch (Roc Jet or similar) .

Comfortably Numb on that, plus the amplification used, certainly didn't sound quite like any of the Floyd/DG versions on CD or DVD where he used a Strat, though the playing (listening with your eyes shut) was clearly DG's style (so many note-perfect imitators out there now).

But on Pulse it was played on a red Strat with EMGs and on the later DVD concerts with the Black Strat, and the tones and feel there are basicaly identical.

So for me, the premise holds up to a large extent, but it does help to have a similar type of guitar. If he'd played it on a Squier Strat, then I'm sure it would have been hard to tell apart from the Black Strat, but change to a significantly different guitar type, and a different signal chain, then that can introduce a few noticeable differences.
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