Davidâ€™s long relationship with Pete Cornish dates to early 1976. Pink Floyd was just returning to the studio to record Animals and David needed a new board for his increasing amount of effects. Also, the shows had grown bigger and the music more complex. This demanded a board that could sustain the signal with a minimum tone loss and not least, provide Gilmour with an easy access setup without all kinds of messy cables and dying batteries.
Although the board has been well documented over the years, some of the info is conflicting and sometimes even plain wrong. In this article I will try to document the different versions of the board and hopefully put some rumours to rest.
The article is devided into three parts…
– “The Board”: Covering all the different stages of the board from 1976 recording sessions, through the Animals and Wall tours to present. Fully illustrated with exclusive pictures!
– “Analyzing the Effects”: A runthrough of all the different pedals built into the board, – when and how they were used.
– “Setups and Settings”: Breaking down each song performed on the tour, listing the equipment used complete with settings for each effect. You can also listen to some clips from the Animals tour to illustrate the different setups!
Put on Animals or your favourite bootleg from the era and dig in! Please let me know if you find any faults or if you’re sitting on info I haven’t included.