David Gilmour
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.

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

Pete Cornish ST-2 Treble and Bass Boost
– (mild OD) treble 9:00, bass 12:00, volume 12:00 (o’clock)
– (heavy OD) treble 9:00, bass 12:00, volume 3:00 (o’clock)
Note: The settings are based on the Colorsound Power Booster.

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

Electric Mistress
– colour 10:00, range 10:00, rate 10:00 (o’clock)

Uni-Vibe
– volume 100%, intesity 100%, rate 40-50% (chorus mode)

MXR digital delay
– time 370ms with variable feedback and volume
Note: David used many different delay settings on the album and he might also have used different delay units (possibly the Binson) but this setting seem to be the general setting.

Mihalis
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
– rhythm; clean signal with Electric Mistress
– rhythm 2; Muff and Electric Mistress
– solo (clean); clean signal
– solo; Muff with Electric Mistress and mild delay

There’s No Way Out of Here
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
– melody/haronica; Muff
– rhythm; Cornish ST-2 mild boost
– rhythm/chorus-section; Muff and Electric Mistress
– solo; Muff

Cr From the Street
Telecaster, bridge pickup
– main riff; Cornish ST-2 mild boost with slapback echo
– solo/main lead and outtro; Muff with slapback echo
– solo/outtro (3 guitars); Muff and Uni-Vibe

So Far Away
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
– rhythm; Muff
– rhythm and picking; clean signal
– solo (2 guitars); Muff with Electric Mistress and delay

Short and Sweet
Stratocaster with dropped D tuning, bridge pickup
– main riff/rhythm (2 guitars); Cornish ST-2 mild boost with Electric Mistress and delay

Raise My Rent
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
– rhythm/main riff; clean signal through a Yamaha rotating speaker
– solo; Muff with Electric Mistress and delay

No Way
Gretsch Duo Jet, bridge pickup
Jedson lap steel guitar
– main riff/rhythm; clean signal
– rhythm/bridge; Cornish ST-2 mild boost
– slide solo; Muff and Electric Mistress

It’s Definitely
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
– rhythm; Cornish ST-2 mild boost
– solo/mid-section; Muff through a Yamaha rotating speaker

I Can’t Breathe Anymore
Gretsch Duo Jet, bridge pickup
Jedson lap steel guitar
Acoustic steel string guitar
– rhythm; clean signal with Electric Mistress
– rhythm 2; acoustic steel string guitar
– rhythm 3; Cornish ST-2 mild boost
– slide solo; Muff
– solo; Muff and Electric Mistress