For me it was the album ‘Animals’ by Pink Floyd that saw the emergence of that David Gilmour sound. The depth of tone, controllability combined with high output and sustain to die for would see David cemented as one of the all time greats both in terms of playability and, as importantly, tone.
Since the very start of my adventure in to making guitar pickups I’ve always had Mr G and his tone in mind. Many moons ago I got somewhere close when I fitted a set of EMG SAs to my workhorse Strat but it was never quite right. That was when the man himself was using his candy apple red Strat but since he’s gone back to his black Strat loaded with Seymour Duncan pups his tone has taken yet another huge leap forward.
Since making pickups I’ve had quite a few people ask me to make David Gilmour pickups for them and I’m now very pleased to offer them as part of the Tonefinder line-up.
The pickups come as a set of three and cost £175.00 inc p&p. Please visit the Tonefinder Shop to order or contact me to discuss. As each pickup is hand made to order, please allow up to 21 days for delivery (I normally try to fulfil orders within 14 days). All values stated are at +/- 10% and all pickups are wax potted by me unless requested otherwise.
Here’s what a client, Nic P, had to say about them:
“Thanks a lot Rich, the David Gilmour pickup look and sound really great. I really like the quality of workmanship on the wiring, it is also nice to see good quality parts presented in such a nice way. Thanks a lot for your help, I will definitely be getting in touch again.
Thanks again for a first class job and giving a much-loved guitar a lovely new rich (no pun intended) tone.
A very satisfied customer,