Live at Pompeii 1971
|Effects, guitars and amps|
Pink Floyd’s legendary concert film was filmed in Pompeii, Italy in early October and Paris, France in early December 1971. The film is a great showcase of David’s sound and the classic 3 Hiwatt and 4 WEM cabs stack and not least the Black Strat in its original form. With a minimum of effects David’s tone on songs like Echoes is considered one of his finest moments.
Effects at Pompeii outdoor sessions and Paris studio sessions
Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face (BC108)
Vox wah wah
Binson Echorec II
DeArmond volume pedal
Note: A spare Fuzz Face can be seen lying next to David’s amps.
Guitars and amps at Pompeii outdoor sessions and Paris studio sessions
Fender Stratocaster “The Black Strat”
- 1969 all stock with a black alder body, white pickguard and a maple neck with a large headstock. The same guitar is seen with a chrome volume knob at the Paris studio sessions (“night” footage).
3 Hiwatt DR103 All Purpose 100W heads
- with Mullard 4xEL34’s power tubes and 4xECC83’s pre-amp tubes (one head was a spare).
2 HH Electronic IC-100 100W solid state heads
– Paris studio location (overdubs and “night” footage).
4 WEM Super Starfinder 200 cabinets
- with 4×12” Fane Crescendo speakers with metal dust caps.
Note: A Leslie 147 is seen to the left of David’s WEM speaker cabinets. It’s not documented whether he used it or if it belonged to the keyboard rig. David’s amp rig at the Paris sessions feature two HH solid state 100w amps in addition to the Hiwatts. These might have been an early version of the classic Alembic preamp setup driving the Leslie cabinet.
Acknowledgements and credits
“Live at Pompeii” (concert film 1971) and thanks to Rafal Zychal for help with research.