The Final Cut
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%

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

Boss CE-2 chorus
– rate 11:00, depth 1:00 (o’clock)

MXR digital delay
– time 370ms
Note: This seems to be the typical time for the delays, normally with 5-6 repeats and volume at 30%. I have listed below where the feedback/repeats are increased.

The Post War Dream
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
– solo; Muff with doubling delay effect

Your Possible Pasts
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
Acoustic steel string guitar
– rhythm (verse & chorus sections); clean signal with Electric Mistress
– rhythm (chorus section); Muff
– rhythm; acoustic guitar with chorus (or harmonizer)
– “gun shots”; Muff
– solo; Muff

One of the Few
Acoustic steel string guitar
– melody/lead (finger picking); acoustic guitar (played by Waters?)

The Hero’s Return
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
Acoustic steel string guitar
Acoustic 12 string guitar
– melody/lead 1; Muff with Electric Mistress
– melody/lead 2; acoustic guitar
– “wall/echo” guitar/rhythm; clean signal with Electric Mistress
– fade-ins and fill-ins; Muff
– slide/chorus-section; clean signal
– rhythm; acoustic 12 string guitar

The Gunner’s Dream
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
Acoustic steel string guitar
– rhythm; acoustic guitar
– rhythm (sax solo); tremolo/vibrato effect
– rhythm and fill-ins; Muff

Paranoid Eyes
Acoustic steel string guitar
– rhythm (2 guitars); acoustic guitar

Get Your Filthy Hands off My Desert
Acoustic steel string guitar
– rhythm; acoustic guitar (played by Waters)

The Fletcher Memorial Home
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
– rhythm (snare drum hit); clean signal
– solo (3 guitars); Muff with Electric Mistress

Southampton Dock
Acoustic steel string guitar, capo on third fret
– rhythm; acoustic guitar (played by Waters)

The Final Cut
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
Acoustic steel string guitar
– rhythm; acoustic guitar, double tracked
– solo (2 guitars); Muff through a Yamaha rotating speaker

Not Now John
Stratocaster, bridge pickup
Acoustic steel string guitar
– rhythm/fill-ins; Muff
– rhythm; acoustic guitar
– solo; Muff with Electric Mistress and delay

Two Suns in the Sunset
Gibson Les Paul, bridge pickup
Acoustic steel string guitar
– rhythm; acoustic guitar (played by Waters)
– rhythm (mid section); Muff