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"And that in combination with the internal distortion on the Gallien-Krueger was how I got that particular sound." About the song Sorrow. There is a photo about Face touring rig pictured in David's home studio in 1986. And two more sources. http://www.gilmourish.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/aboutface_rig.jpg The About Face touring rig pictured in David's home studio in 1986. The actual 1984 touring rig was slightly smaller as the inlay picture shows. 1. 2 MXR Digital Delay System II, 2. 2 MXR Digital Delay System I, 3. 2 Conn ST-11 Strobo Tuners, 4. 3 Fender Twin Reverb II heads, 5. Mesa/Boogie amp, 6. Gallien-Krueger 250 ML MK II, 7. Schaffer Vega wireless system 8. Boss SCC-700 board,(from top left) SD-1 overdrive, GE-6 equalizer, CE-3 chorus, CS-2 compressor, HM-2 distortion, DD-2 digital delay, DD-2 digital delay (right side) CE-3 chorus, GE-7 equalizer. Inlay picture from Utrecht, Holland April 5 1984 (top left to bottom right): MXR Pitch Transposer, MXR Digital Delay System I, MXR Digital Delay System II, Schaffer Vega wireless system, Boss CE-2, Boss HM-2, Electro Harmonix Big Muff ram's head (circled) and 2 Fender Twin Reverb II heads. Found on: http://www.gilmourish.com/?page_id=22 And: http://www.kitrae.net/music/David_Gilmour_Tone_Building_1_1.html And: http://sparebricks.fika.org/sbzine08/sections/ggg.htmlmore
I first tried this particular amp when I was working as a session musician somewhere in 2014-2015. I'm a big fan of huge tube powerhouses so my initial reaction wasn't too great about having to "settle" for this toaster. Long story short: in time I grew to appreciate the amp's finer qualities. Especially the clean channel is unrivaled by any other amp that I've tried until this day, but the distortion sounds a bit too "artificial" for my ears and the amp is best-suited for lightweight rock and 80's vibes. Unfortunately that's about it... In the end this is a great amp! What it lacks in versatility, it makes up with a very unique sound.