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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 2:00, attack 11:00, sustain 11:30 (o’clock)

MXR Dynacomp
– output 2:00, sustain 10:30 (o’clock)

Ibanez CP-9
– attack 11:00, level 11:00, threshold 2:00 (o’clock)

Big Muff
– sustain 70%, volume 50-60%, tone 20-50%

Pete Cornish P-2
– sustain 1:00, tone 11:00, volume 12:00 (o’clock)

ProCo RAT II
– distortion 1:00, filter 2:00, volume 2:00 (o’clock)

Soft Sustain
– volume 12:00, tone 1:00, sustain 12:30 (o’clock)

Chandler Tube Driver #1 (volume boost)
– level 2:00, hi 2:00, low 2:00, drive 8:00 (o’clock)

Chandler Tube Driver #2 (overdrive)
– level 11:30, hi 11:30, low 3:00, drive 4:00 (o’clock)

CE-2 Chorus
– speed 11:00, depth 1:00 (o’clock)

Uni-Vibe
– volume 2:00, intensity 12:00, slow speed 2:00, fast speed 4:00 (o’clock), mode: chorus
Note: This is an original UniVox Uni-Vibe customized into a rack unit by Phil Taylor. The unit has a toggle switch for fast and slow speed to compensate for the expression pedal. The speed can be adjusted with separate controls.

– Please note that very little from the recording sessions is confirmed. I have sticked to using generic terms as overdrive and distortion, rather than guessing which pedal David’s using unless confirmed info is available.

Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Stratocaster, neck and bridge pickups
– intro solo: CS2, DynaComp, EQ “C”, CE2 left channel, Doppolas
– Syd’s Theme: CS2, CE2, EQ “B”, PCM70, CE2 left channel, Doppolas
– 2nd solo, verse: CS2, Tube Driver #2, TC2290, Doppolas
– outro: CS2, DynaComp, CE2, TC2290, L.Chorus, Doppolas

Astronomy Domine
Telecaster, bridge pickup
– rhythms: CS2, Tube Driver #2, TC2290, CE2 left channel, Doppolas
– solo: CS2, Tube Driver #2, MXR DDL, TC2290, CE2 left channel, Doppolas

What Do You Want From Me
Stratocaster, neck and bridge pickups
– rhythms and solos: CS2, RAT, Tube Driver #1, TC2290, CE2 left channel, Doppolas

Learning to Fly
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
– rhythms: CS2, Tube Driver #2, TC2290, CE2 left channel

Keep Talking
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
– rhythms: CS2, DynaComp, CE2, TC2290, CE2 left channel, Doppolas

Coming Back to Life
Stratocaster, neck and bridge pickups
– intro solo: CS2, DynaComp, EQ “A”, TC2290, CE2 left channel, Doppolas
– rhythms: CS2, Tube Driver #2, CE2 left channel, Doppolas
– solos: CS2, Tube Driver #2, MXR DDL, TC2290, CE2 left channel, Doppolas

Hey You
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
rhythms: Sovtek Big Muff, TC2290, CE2 left channel, Doppolas
solo: CS2, Sovtek Big Muff, Tube Driver #1, TC2290, CE2 left channel, Doppolas

A Great Day for Freedom
Stratocaster, neck pickup
– rhythms and solo: CS2, Dynacomp, SS2, Tube Driver #2, TC2290, CE2 left channel, Doppolas

Sorrow
intro: Sovtek Big Muff, Tube Driver #1, EQ “A”, TC2290, CE2 left channel, Doppolas
rhythms: Sovtek Big Muff, Tube Driver #1, TC2290, CE2 left channel, Doppolas
solo: CS2, Sovtek Big Muff, Tube Driver #1, TC2290, CE2 left channel, Doppolas

High Hopes
Acoustic nylon string, Jedson lap steel
– slide: CS2, Tube Driver #2, TC2290, CE2 left channel, Doppolas

Another Brick in the Wall (part 2)
Stratocaster, neck pickup
intro: CS2, Dynacomp, CE2, EQ “B”, TC2290, CE2 left channel, Doppolas
rhythms verse: CS2, Dynacomp, CE2 left channel, Doppolas
rhythtms chorus: CS2, Tube Driver #2, TC2290, CE2 left channel, Doppolas
solo: CS2, Tube Driver #2, TC2290, CE2 left channel, Doppolas

Breathe/Breathe (reprise)
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
– CS2, Tube Driver #1, UniVibe, TC2290, CE2 left channel, Doppolas

On the Run
– no guitars

Time
Stratocaster, mid and bridge pickups
– intro: CS2, CP9, CE2, TC2290, PCM70, CE2 left channel, Doppolas
– rhythms: Tube Driver #2, TC2290, CE2 left channel, Doppolas
– solo: P2 Big Muff, Tube Driver #2, UniVibe, TC2290, CE2 left channel, Doppolas

The Great Gig in the Sky
Jedson lap steel
– slides: CS2, Dynacomp, EQ “B”, TC2290, CE2 left channel, Doppolas

Money
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
– rhythms: SS2, Tube Driver #2, CE2 left channel
– 1st and 3rd solo: CS2, Sovtek Big Muff, Tube Driver #1, TC2290, CE2 left channel
– 2nd solo: RAT, Tube Driver #1, CE2 left channel, Doppolas

Us & Them
Stratocaster, neck pickup
– rhythms verse: CS2, Tube Driver #1, TC2290, CE2 left channel, Doppolas
– rhythms chorus: CS2, Tube Driver #1, Tube Driver #2, TC2290, CE2 left channel, Doppolas

Any Colour You Like
Stratocaster, neck pickup
– rhythms: CS2, Tube Driver #1, CLS222, CE2 left channel, Doppolas
– solo: CS2, Tube Driver #1, Tube Driver #2, CLS222, TC2290, CE2 left channel, Doppolas

Brain Damage
Stratocaster, neck pickup
– rhythms: CS2, Tube Driver #1, CLS222, TC2290, CE2 left channel, Doppolas

Eclipse
Stratocaster, neck pickup
– rhythms: CS2, Tube Driver #1, CLS222, TC2290, CE2 left channel, Doppolas

Wish You Were Here
Acoustic steel string guitar

Comfortably Numb
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
– rhythms and 1st solo: Sovtek Big Muff, Tube Driver #1, TC2290, CE2 left channel, Doppolas
– 2nd solo: CS2, Sovtek Big Muff, Tube Driver #1, TC2290, CE2 left channel, Doppolas
– 2nd solo “waving”: CS2, Sovtek Big Muff, Tube Driver #1, TC2290, MXR DDL CE2 left channel, Doppolas

Run Like Hell
Telecaster, bridge pickup
– CS2, CE2, CE2 left channel, Doppolas

Thanks to Rafal Zychal for providing setups for each song