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Gilmour's tour bassist - equipment profile Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 22 March 2006

From various emails we receive, we know that a number of you are keen guitarists, and love to know the technical details of the equipment used by the various musicians on both Pink Floyd and solo projects.

For all of you, keep an eye out for an upcoming issue of the UK's respected magazine, Guitarist, which has probed Guy Pratt for details of the equipment he uses on the current David Gilmour tour, in support of his new album, On An Island.

Guy Pratt
Guy Pratt, Paris, March 15th
For those lucky enough to have already seen one of the shows on David's tour, you will know that Guy plays an interesting, and varied, selection of instruments - and not all bass guitars!

These range from his workhorse bass (actually, a pair of Status "Slab” basses - a Precision slab type body, with f-hole, Active P-J Pickup configuration and Graphite Neck) that he uses on many of the songs, through to a Fender Precision Vintage 58 Reissue ("essential for the older Floyd tunes"), and the wonderfully rich sounding, visually impressive Framus Electric Double Bass.

He even gets to play one of David's Strats in the show - which tends to surprise certain members of the audience!

In his equipment breakdown, he also reveals that his "WEM" cabinets are not what they appear to be... following some customisation by Phil Taylor, David's guitar tech. You'll have to read the article to find out what this was, though.

Definitely worth keeping an eye open for - as soon as we know when the magazine will be hitting the stores, we'll let you know. The magazine is also available in selected countries as an import.

In the meantime, our thanks to Guy for letting us know about this!

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