Delicate Sound of Thunder settings and setups

Effects, guitars and amps Settings and setups

Keep in mind that all effect settings and setups are based on pictures and video from a certain date and/or interviews and 3rd hand transcriptions that are subject to interpretation. David often make adjustments and may not even be consequent in how he’s using the equipment. This feature should therefore only be used as a guideline for your own setup and not as a gospel. It’s also wise to acknowledge that technique, place and time, studio trickery and who knows what plays a role in David’s tones in addition to the equipment.

Boss CS-2
– level 11:00, attack 11:00, sustain 1:30 (o’clock)

Big Muff
– sustain 70%, tone 30-40%, volume 50-60%

Boss CE-2
– rate 11:00, depth 1:00 (o’clock)
Note: Pictures of David’s live rig shows a CE-3 but he might also have used a CE-2 on the album as he did on Wall and Final Cut.

Note: David’s setup changed frequently during the tour and there are very few sources revealing any setups or settings. While some setups are quite evident I’ve mostly used generic terms rather than guessing.

Shine On You Crazy Diamond (1-5)
Stratocaster, neck and bridge pickup
-rhythms and solos: CS2 compressor, overdrive, CE2 chorus, digital delay (440ms)

Signs of Life
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
– rhythms/solo: CS2 compressor, CE2 chorus, digital delay

Learning to Fly
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
– rhythms: CS2 compressor, overdrive, CE2 chorus, digital delay

Yet Another Movie
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
– rhythms and solos: CS2 compressor, Big Muff, overdrive, CE2 chorus, digital delay

Sorrow
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
– rhythms and solos: CS2 compressor, Big Muff, overdrive, CE2 chorus, digital delay

The Dogs of War
Stratocaster, neck and bridge pickup
-rhythms and solos: CS2 compressor, overdrive, CE2 chorus, digital delay

On the Turning Away
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
– rhythms and solos: CS2 compressor, Big Muff, overdrive, CE2 chorus, digital delay

One of These Days
Jedson lap steel
– slide rhythms and solos: CS2 compressor, Big Muff, overdrive, CE2 chorus, digital delay

Time
Straocaster, bridge pickup
– intro: CS2 compressor, overdrive, CE2 chorus, digital delay (ping pong)
– rhythms: CS2 compressor, overdrive, CE2 chorus
– solo: CS2 compressor, Big Muff, overdrive, CE2 chorus, digital delay

The Great Gig in the Sky
Jedson lap steel
– slide: CS2 compressor, CE2 chorus, digital delay

Wish You Were Here
Acoustic steel string

Us & Them
Stratocaster, neck pickup
– intro: CS2 compressor, overdrive, CE2 chorus, digital delay

Money
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
– rhythms: CS2 compressor, overdrive, CE2 chorus
– solo: CS2 compressor, Big Muff, overdrive, CE2 chorus, digital delay

Another Brick in the Wall (part 2)
Stratocaster, neck pickup
– rhythms and solo: CS2 compressor, overdrive, CE2 chorus, digital delay

Comfortably Numb
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
– rhythms and solo: CS2 compressor, Big Muff, overdrive, CE2 chorus, digital delay (650ms)

One Slip
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
– rhythms: CS2 compressor, overdrive, CE2 chorus

Run Like Hell
Telecaster, bridge pickup
– rhythms: CS2 compressor, overdrive, CE2 chorus, digital delay