The Division Bell
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)

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

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)

– 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.

Cluster One
studio
Fender Stratocaster, neck pickup
– solo/picking; CS-2 and delay

live
– no known live performance

What Do You Want From Me
studio
Fender Stratocaster, bridge pickup
Acoustic steel string guitar
– rhythm/picking; overdrive and chorus
– solos; Big Muff and delay (through a rotating speaker?)
– rhythm (mid-section); clean signal with Uni-Vibe
– rhythm (mid-section); acoustic guitar picking

live
Fender Stratocaster
– rhythms & leads; CS-2, Tube Driver (volume boost), RAT, CE-2, TC2290 delay and Doppolas

Poles Apart
studio
Fender Stratocaster
Gibson Les Paul Goldtop (solo)
Acoustic steel string guitar (DADGAD tuning)
Jedson lap steel
– rhythms; double tracked acoustic guitar
– slides; clean signal with delay
– rhythm (from last verse, bridge pickup); SS-2 overdrive (and rotaing speaker?)
– solo (neck pickup); CS-2, SS-2 and delay

live
Gibson J-200 acoustic steel string
Fender Stratocaster
– rhythms; acoustic guitar
– solo & outtro; CS-2, SS-2, CE-2, TC2290 delay, Doppolas
Note: David changed to the Strat for the solos.

Marooned
studio
Fender Stratocaster, neck pickup
– solo; CS-2, Tube Driver, CE-2, Whammy and delay

live
Fender Stratocaster, neck/bridge pickups
– solo; CS-2, Tube Driver, CE-2, Whammy, delay and Doppolas
Note: Only performed live in Oslo, Norway.

A Great Day For Freedom
studio
Gibson Les Paul Goldtop, neck pickup
Acoustic steel string guitar
Acoustic nylon string guitar
– solo; CS-2, Tube Driver, SS-2, phasing effect and delay
– picking melody; acoustic nylon string guitar
– rhythms (solo); acoustic steel string
Note: The phase effect is an old studio trick done with two multi track machines. The recorded guitar was copied from one machine to the other. One of the machines were slightly delayed causing an out of sync or phasing effect. The same principle is used in stompbox phasers.

live
Fender Stratocaster
– rhythms and leads; CS-2, Dynacomp, SS-2, Tube Driver (volume boost), CE-2 and Doppolas

Wearing the Inside Out
studio
Fender Stratocaster, middle pickup
– solo/fill ins; CS-2, Tube Driver, Whammy and delay

live
– no known live performance in 1994

Take it Back
studio
Fender Stratocaster; bridge pickup
Acoustic steel string guitar
– intro effect loop/mid-section; acoustic guitar through a Zoom multi effect pedal and using an e-bow (track is played backwards)
– rhythms/main riff (two guitars); CS-2, overdrive and delay (410ms set to repeat every third 16th note)
– solo/mid-section melody; CS-2, overdrive and delay

live
Fender Stratocaster, bridge pickup
– rhythms/picking; CS-2, Dynacomp, Tube Driver (volume boost), CE-2 and Doppolas

Coming Back to Life
studio
Fender Stratocaster
Acoustic steel string guitar
– intro solo (4th position pickup/bridge pickup, last part); CS-2 and delay
– rhythms (bridge pickup); clean signal with CS-2
– rhythms chorus/solo sections (bridge pickup); overdrive
– rhythms; acoustic steel string guitar
– solo 2 and 3 (neck pickup); CS-2, overdrive and delay (through a rotating speaker?)

live
Fender Stratocaster, neck and bridge pickups
– intro solo; CS-2, Dynacomp, CE-2, delay and Doppolas
– rhythms; CS-2, Tube Driver (overdrive), CE-2, delay and Doppolas
– solos 2 & 3; CS-2, Dynacomp, Tube Driver (overdrive), CE-2, TC2290 delay, MXR DD delay and Doppolas

Keep Talking
studio
Fender Stratocaster
Acoustic steel string guitar
– intro effect; acoustic guitar through a Zoom multi effect pedal and using an e-bow (track is played backwards)
– intro rhythm strum/verse rhythms (neck pickup); clean signal with delay
– intro solo (neck pickup); clean signal with CS-2 and delay
– rhythms/main riff (two guitars/bridge pickup); clean signal with CS-2
– solo 1 (bridge pickup); Big Muff and delay
– solo 2 (bridge pickup); Big Muff and delay through a talk box

live
Fender Stratocaster
– rhythms & picking; CS-2, CE-2, delay and Doppolas
– solo; CS-2, Tube Driver (volume boost), RAT, CE-2, TC2290 delay and Doppolas
– talkbox solo; CS-2, Tube Driver (volume boost), RAT, CE-2, TC2290 delay, Heil talkbox and Doppolas

Lost for Words
studio
Acoustic steel string guitar
Fender Stratocaster
– rhythms; double tracked acoustic guitars
– solos; acoustic guitar
– midt section/picking (4th position pickup); clean signal
– feedback sounds; Big Muff and delay
– last verse picking/solo (mid pickup); clean signal with tremolo

live
Acoustic steel string guitar

High Hopes
studio
Acoustic nylon string guitar
Jedson lap steel guitar with open Em chord tuning (E B E G B E)
– rhythms/picking/mid-section solos; acoustic guitar
– slide solo; distortion and delay

live
Gibson nylon string semi-acoustic guitar
Jedson lap steel
– rhythms; nylon string guitar
– slide solo; CS-2, distortion, CE-2, delay and Doppolas