A Saucerful of Secrets 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.

Fuzz Face
– v 70%, fuzz 100%
Note: David would roll down the guitar volume knob to create overdrive sounds for rhythm parts.

Binson echo
– 310ms (repeat mode) with variable feedback and volume.

Let There Be Light
studio
Telecaster, bridge pickup
– melody; clean signal
– rhythm/lead; Fuzz Face

live
Telecaster/Stratocaster, bridge pickup
– rhythm; clean signal
– solo; Fuzz Face and echo

Remember a Day
studio
Telecaster, bridge pickup
Acoustic steel string guitar
– slide; clean sound
– rhythm; acoustic guitar
Note: Guitars are reportedly played by Syd Barrett.

live
No known live performance

Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
studio
Telecaster, bridge pickup
– main riff; clean sound

live
Telecaster/Stratocaster, bridge pickup (unless otherwise noted)
– main riff/intro (neck pickup); clean signal
– main riff/climax; clean signal with wah wah and echo
– slide effects/mid section; clean signal and echo, use the slide to create popping effects by hitting the strings gently over the pickups
See Live At Pompeii for later performances.

Corporal Clegg
studio
Telecaster, bridge pickup
– rhythm and leads (3 guitars); Fuzz Face
– rhythm/chorus; clean signal with wah wah

live
No known live performance (playback TV-performance only).

Saucerful of Secrets
studio
Telecaster, bridge pickup
– slide effects; Fuzz Face and echo

live
Telecaster/Stratocaster, bridge pickup
– slide effects/intro and drum solo; clean signal with echo
– violin effect/part 3; mild Fuzz Face with echo using a slide rubbing it over the frets
See Live At Pompeii for later performances.

See Saw
studio
Telecaster, bridge pickup
Acoustic steel string guitar
– rhythm/lead; clean sound with wah wah
– rhythm; acoustic guitar

live
No known live performance

Jugband Blues
All guitars by Syd Barrett