The winner will be announced later today, so do check back this afternoon.
The all-important word, by the way, was Black. You need to have chosen that one – and many of you did – to stand a chance of winning, so feel free to express your disappointment, or anticipation, through imaginative use of the English language. It won’t influence the outcome, but heck, it sure does pass the time.
The chatroom is open, if you want to call in. It will be open until 12PM (UK time).
Do arrive before closing time: you won’t be able to get in should you arrive at five past.
Newcomers are most welcome. You must first register, but it’s incredibly easy to do so.
Just about all you could possibly wish to know about the chatroom can be found here. This includes how to register, how to move between rooms, and a list of our common-sense rules.
Please take a moment or two to skim through the starter’s guide.
The chatroom is not open continuously, but opening and closing times for each session can be found on the calendar.
If you have any additional questions or comments about the chatroom, this is the time and place for them. But please do see that starter’s guide first, as everything should be covered there.
Very important, this next bit.
David does not visit the chatroom, so please don’t turn up hoping to catch him.
I often end the scheduled chat sessions with what I like to think of as a ‘lock-in’.
These are for anyone who shows up before closing time. They give people the chance to chat for a bit longer. A random room password is set in place, so the only people able to enter the chatroom after closing time are the ones who know the day’s password.
Everyone is welcome to use the chatroom (well, unless they’ve been banned, that is). It really is a case of ‘the more, the merrier’ and it’s in no way a members-only club. All I ask is that you take note of the rules on your way in, respect them, and make an effort to be friendly (lurkers arouse suspicion, so please don’t be too shy to join in). Do this and you’re welcome to the lock-ins, too.
In one of the photos from last year’s rehearsals, David can be seen playing the red/sunburst Telecaster with rosewood neck he played ‘Dogs’ on during the 1977 ‘Animals’ tour. Is there a reason why he didn’t use this guitar in 2006? (Henning)
I took it to rehearsals to see how it compared to the recently acquired Tele that we had got in the USA, with a view to David using it or carrying it as a spare. The brownburst Tele had a problem with the bridge pickup not working – a replacement pickup was quickly put in, but it did not sound as good. I took a 52V Tele as a spare on the next leg of the tour instead.
How does Gilmour fatten up the sound of his black Strat for distortion parts: one of the three EQ pedals or Tube Driver? (George Gipe)
David sometimes uses other things, but his usual choice would be an EH Big Muff or a BK Butler Tube Driver, which then occasionally may be tweaked with a modified Boss GE7 graphic.
I’ve seen a picture from the 70s with David playing on a black Stratocaster double neck. Have you got information about this guitar? (TeD)
Yes, plenty – in my book, ‘The Black Strat’. It explains all about it.