On an Island 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.

Demeter Compulator
– compression 1:00, volume 3:00 (o’clock)

Pete Cornish G-2
– sustain 100%, tone 10:30, volume 1:00 (o’clock)

Big Muff ram’s head
– sustain 1:00, tone 10:00, volume 11:00 (o’clock)

Pete Cornish SS-2
– volume 12:00, tone 1:00, sustain 12:30 (o’clock)

Note: These settings are based on a picture of the Division Bell/PULSE rig.

Tube Driver #1 (volume boost)
– level 2:00, hi 2:00, low 2:00, drive 8:00 (o’clock)

Tube Driver #2 (overdrive)
– level 11:30, hi 11:30, low 3:00, drive 4:00 (o’clock)

Note: There’s only one Tube Driver in the studio board but the settings above is based on the two main settings from David’s new stage board.

Very little from the recording sessions is confirmed. I have sticked to using general terms as overdrive and distortion, rather than guessing which pedal David’s using unless confirmed info is available.

PU is a short for pickups. Middle/bridge pickup is the 4. position on the pickup switcher, second from the bottom. Fingers means that David is struming without a pick.

Castellorizon
Stratocaster, neck PU
– lead; Cornish G-2 and delay

On An Island
Stratocaster, bridge PU
Gibson Les Paul Gold Top, bridge PU
Gibson lap steel guitar
Acoustic steel string guitar
– rhythm; acoustic guitar
– rhythm (solos); Cornish G-2
– background slide; clean signal with delay
– solo 1 (first part); Les Paul with Tube Driver and delay
– solo 1 (second part); Strat with Tube Driver and delay
– solo 2; Strat with Big Muff and delay

The Blue
Stratocaster
Gretsch Duo Jet, both PU switches up
Acoustic steel string guitar
– rhythms; acoustic guitar
– rhythms (bridge PU); Tube Driver
– solo (neck PU); Tube Driver, Whammy and delay

Take a Breath
Telecaster, bridge PU
Gibson EH-150 lap steel
Acoustic steel string guitar
– intro riff; Tube Driver and tremolo
– rhythm, Tube Driver
– feedback guitar; distortion and delay
– slide solo; distortion and delay
– solo; Cornish G-2 and delay

Red Sky at Night
Slide guitar

This Heaven
Acoustic steel string guitar
Gibson Les Paul Gold Top. neck PU
– rhythms; double tracked acoustic guitar
– rhythm (chorus); Tube Driver
– solo; Tube Driver and delay

Then I Close My Eyes
Gretsch Duo Jet, 1st switch down/ 2nd switch up
Weissenborn acoustic slide guitar
Cumbus
– intro picking; Cumbus
– backwards loop guitar; clean signal
– loop guitar; clean signal
– acoustic slide guitar
– slide guitar

Note: BJ Cole is credited playing Weissenborn slide guitar.

Smile
Acoustic steel string guitar
Weissenborn acoustic slide guitar
– rhythms; double tracked acoustic guitar
– slide solo; acoustic slide guitar

A Pocket Full of Stones
Gibson Les Paul Gold Top, bridge PU
– intro; E-bow guitar
– solo; Compulator, Tube Driver and delay

Where We Start
Gretsch Duo Jet, both PU switches up
Acoustic steel string guitar
– rhythm; acoustic guitar
– rhythm (using fingers); clean signal
– solo picking (using fingers); clean signal with Compulator
– solo (using fingers); clean signal with Compulator