Behind The Scenes Story of David Gilmour Live at Pompeii with Perfect Photos

Performing two extraordinary concerts at the amphitheatre in Pompeii, Gilmour reprised the legendary Pink Floyd 1971 film – and Sarah Lee was given exclusive access to photograph the unique event


Tools of Trade



Gilmour works through his guitar set-up during the afternoon with guitar technician Phil Taylor. With a mixture of modern digital boxes and vintage pedals from the 60s, 70s and 80s his uniquely authentic live sound is crafted in incredible detail.


The crucially important volume control pedal, which is integral to Gilmour’s sound, and whammy pitch shifting pedal in red. The small mirror allows Gilmour to see the visual cues in the signature round screen.



The complicated permutations of effects are run through a SKRYDSTRUP Midi foot controller, allowing Gilmour to switch different sounds easily from one place.


A pair of acoustic guitars sit behind The Workmate, a Gibson Les Paul and the famous ‘Black Strat’ – a black Fender Stratocaster, complete with Jimi Hendrix’s guitar strap, which he wore at the Isle of Wight festival weeks before he died. The strap was a gift from his wife for his 60th birthday.

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