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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.

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.

Cirrus Minor
studio
Acoustic steel string guitar

live
– no known live performance

Nile Song
studio
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
– rhythm and solo; Fuzz Face
– rhythm; clean signal

live
– no known live performance

Crying Song
studio
Acoustic nylon string guitar
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
– rhythm; acoustic guitar
– solo/slide; Fuzz Face (2 guitars, octave)

live
– no known live performance

Up the Khyber
– no guitars

Green is the Colour
studio
Acoustic steel string guitar
– rhythm; acoustic guitar
– solo and picking; acoustic guitar

live (KQED San Francisco USA, April 28. 1970)
Stratocaster, neck pickup
– rhythm; clean signal with mild echo
– solo; mild Fuzz Face with echo
Note: Green was also performed with an acoustic steel string on several occasions.

Cymbaline
studio
Acoustic nylon string guitar

live (KQED, San Francisco, USA, April 28. 1970)
Stratocaster, neck pickup
– rhythm; clean signal with mild echo
– solo; mild Fuzz Face with echo
– delay effects/mid section; clean signal with echo

Party Sequence
– no guitars

Main Theme
studio
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
– slide; clean signal with echo

live (Birmingham UK, February 11. 1970)
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
– slide; clean signal with echo

Ibiza Bar
studio
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
– rhythm (2 guitars); Fuzz Face
– solo; Fuzz Face

live
– no known live performance

More Blues
studio
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
– solo; mild Fuzz Face

live
– Pink Floyd used to play a blues number during the 1969-71 tours. The jam would start out nice and quiet (clean signal with mild echo) and end with a blast (Fuzz Face with echo).

Quicksilver
– no guitars

Spanish Theme
studio
Acoustic steel string guitar
Acoustic nylon string guitar
– rhythm; acoustic steel string guitar
– solo (2 guitars); acoustic nylon string guitar

live
– no known live performance

Dramatic Theme
studio
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
– slide; Fuzz Face and echo

live
– no known live performance