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Jam Pedal Seagull pedal

Jam Pedal Seagull pedal  ·  Source: Jam Pedals


The Jam Pedals Seagull replicates the unique reversed wah pedal ‘seagull’ effect David Gilmour employed on the Pink Floyd track, Echoes. It offers two very distinct wah pedal circuit modes, the aforementioned reversed wah, as well as a cocked wah mode.


Jam Pedals Seagull

On the Pink Floyd track EchoesDavid Gilmour achieved the ‘seagull’ sound by plugging a wah in backwards, a trick previously used by Jimi Hendrix on the Axis Bold As Love album. Gilmour added some delay to the reverse wah tone and thus, the seagull tone was born. You can then control the pitch and timbre by adjusting your guitar’s tone control.

Jam Pedals Seagull

Jam Pedals Seagull · Source: Jam Pedals


The Seagull pedal its the effect by using a ‘cocked wah’ filter, allowing you to access both the seagull tone and a cocked wah tone from this one pedal, via the two operating modes. The C toggle switch reverses the circuit and puts the pedal into the Seagull mode. The filter is controlled by two knobs: L and F, which adjust the output volume and the filter’s frequency. Finally, the S toggle switch selects between the three different frequency sweeps.

The effect works with passive pickups. And don’t use any buffered pedals before the Seagull, or it will not work.

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Jam Pedals massive Pink Flow multi pedal · Source: Jam Pedals

Pink Flow

The Seagull is certainly an interesting pedal. This is the first time the effect has been made available by itself, as previously you could only get it by purchasing the Pink Flow multi-effect, which contains a host of Gilmour-inspired effects in one huge unit. Ultimately, you could achieve the same effect if you by simply plugging backwards into your existing wah, and adding a bit of delay.

RRP – GBP 149

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3 responses to “Jam Pedals Seagull: Echoes of the David Gilmour tone”

    Jono Rezzillo says:

    Fab pedals indeed, cant believe how it re creates this seagull tone so well.
    Absolutely awesome

    Debra Inscoe says:

    Nothing compares to David

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