Pink Floyd’s Comfortably Numb is one of my favorite songs of all time. It’s mysterious, beautiful and powerful, and it features one of the most iconic guitar solos ever by David Gilmour. Like many other guitar players, David was one of my biggest influences growing up, and I spent an incredible amount of hours as a teenager, trying to figure out how to get his sound. I wanted to cover Comfortably Numb as a tribute to David. It was essential to pay homage to the original, but I also wanted to make it sound like something new and different, by giving it a millennial twist! I’m just a novice compared to David, so be gentle. I hope you like it!
Mastered at Abby Road Studios by Andy Walter, who mastered Roger Waters’ The Wall (Live in Berlin) DVD and many other artists including U2 and Rush.
Fender Stratocaster with DiMarzio pickups (Tone Zone, Air Norton, Air Norton) through a Fractal Audio Axe-Fx III:
Clean: Fender silverface Twin Reverb + 2x12 Double Verb2 57 E ML.
Lead: Engl Savage 120 (1) + Kalthallen BENGEL Rib160-2B.
All guitar effects (reverb, delay and chorus) are from the Axe-Fx III. Slight compression and tape sim added during mixing.