In this guitar tone series lesson we will try to recreate the epic guitar tone that David Gilmour uses during his solo for "Time" from the Dark Side of The Moon album.
David Gilmour has always favored huge sounding delay and reverb drenched lead tones. In fact, he pretty much created that sound himself.
For this video tutorial I will show you the types of pedals and amps he uses in addition to the order that he uses them.
It is actually not a very complicated setup and most players will have either an Amp/FX modeler or a few pedals that can do the job just fine.
As with all of my tone lessons, the idea here is not to get to stuck on the exact pedals that he is using but rather how to set up your own pedals or modeler to have the same effect.
I start with just the basic amp sound and gradually add more pedals to the signal chain as we work our way to the full tone. The order that I add the pedals to the signal is the same that you should do as well when trying to recreate this guitar tone.
Starting with the finer details of the setup's tone like amp EQ and drive pedal levels and EQ will help you hear everything much more clearly before adding all the delay and reverb.
All of the settings for this tone can be found in this PDF download below.
What the desired tone is here is a clear gain sound with lots of sustain given lots of space with delay and reverb.
I think this David Gilmour lead guitar tone tutorial will help you fully understand what he does to get his signature solo tone.
I hope you have as much fun playing around with this killer guitar tone as I do!
Oh and if you wanna learn the actual solo for "Time" just click the link below. 🙂
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