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In Pink Floyd's 23-minute long song Echoes, Roger Waters used a Binson Echorec to create the eerie underwater wind noise heard during the first interlude (10:40-15:02 on studio recordings, underneath the screaming seagull sound produced by Gilmour); he vibrated the strings of his bass guitar with a steel slide and fed the sound through the Echorec. Waters reproduced this sound during live performances. Also One of These Days is an another typical example where the Binson Echorec was used on the bass. In the interview for Guitar World, Gilmour explains: "One of these Days evolved from some of my experiments with the Binson, as did Echoes. One day, Roger decided to take some of the techniques that I was developing and try them out himself on bass. And he came up with that basic riff that we all worked on and turned into One of these Days. The opening section is me and Roger. For some reason, we decided to do a double track of the bass. You can actually hear it if you listen in stereo. The first bass is me. A bar later, Roger joins in on the other side of the stereo picture. We didn't have a spare set of strings for the spare bass guitar, so the second bass is very dull sounding. We sent a roadie out to buy some strings, but he wandered off to see his girlfriend instead." The Binson Echorec was a major part of the Pink Floyd sound-image until 1977.more
"David used the Binson 2 model from 1968 up to the Animals tour in 1977 after which he replaced it with MXR digital units. He later recalled, “I was tired of cleaning it and needed something more reliable”...After years of absence, David’s old Binson made a brief cameo on the 2003 BBC Dark Side of the Moon documentary and Richard Wright again used one with his Farfisa organ on David’s last tour in 2006."more
I know most People I Play with kid Me about a lot of the Equipment I use and or own.I've been playing Guitar 51 years now and I really love and appreciate all that old stuff We had to work with. I feel it made Me a better Guitarist 'cause I had to really WORK at finding new sounds and making them work within a song. Just so much more fun. Even today on My right channel, I use a '65 Twin Reverb and on the left is a '71 50 watt tube Bassman head running through 4 X 12 Celestion in the cabinet.I have a really sweet balance between the two Amps. ~Pepper~