For anyone looking to buy the David Gilmour signature strings, produced by GHS, here are some links for you.
They aren’t expected in shops in the US until next week (at the earliest), but you can make arrangements to order a set in advance.
First, it goes without saying that it’s always worth supporting your local music shop, so why not ask them to order a pack for you?
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The chatroom will be open tomorrow from 12PM (UK).
Here’s a little more from Phil Taylor to finish with.
I know David uses two Hiwatt heads and two speaker cabinets. Are they all used simultaneously or are different head and cabinet combinations used for different songs? (Ax)
Generally they are used simultaneously. For the ‘On An Island’ tour there was a third amp and cabinet for his Long Delay setting for ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’.
Tube types in the Hiwatts… EL34s or KT-77? (George Gipe)
Mullard EL34s are what we have always used.
I’ve looked at genuine 1970s Hiwatt SA212s, but fear I may not be able to maintain them adequately. I see Hiwatt do a reissue David Gilmour SA212, another option. More importantly, I’d like your view on what I should buy, maybe even Fender? (Paul C)
First, you most likely do not need a 50 watt amp at home – more like a three to 10 watts good tube amp would do. Original Hiwatts are known to be about the most reliable amplifiers ever built, but far too powerful for home. They would only just tick over. Better to use something smaller and drive it a bit more. (I have tried and compared some of the new Hiwatts and they do not sound like the old ones.)