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Playing standard one speed tremolo on every note like 90% of other players do does not have even half the feeling that David can get out of one note with his style.
Below is a guide to the basic effects gear needed to create a typical David Gilmour lead tones as heard on Pink Floyd studio and live recordings.That's why David says he can go into any music store and with basic gear he can still sound like him - the gear does not - David does not just shake a note when he adds tremolo (the vibration of the note up and down).He sometimes lets the note sit before slowly starting the tremolo, other times starts it fast.I do suggest you also study other artists you like and learn their techniques as well, then mix them together to create you own unique signature sound and playing style.Any style you study and play will filter through your brain and come out in your own playing. I remember when I was first learning some Gilmour songs back in the About Face (1984) days.
An EQ pedal like a Boss GE-7 can also be usefull to boost the mids or lows.