Live at Pompeii 2016 Settings and Setups

Effects, guitars and amps Settings and setups

Settings and setups are based on pictures and footage from the event that, to some extent, are subject to interpretation. David often make adjustments along the way 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.

Big Muff Ram’s Head

volume 10:30/35%, tone 1:30/65% (treble left, bass right), sustain 1:30/65% 

(settings taken from Kit Rae’s David Gilmour tone building)

Big Muff Civil War
volume 1:30/55%, tone 12:30/65% (bass left, treble right), sustain 7:00/100%
(settings taken from Kit Rae’s David Gilmour tone building)

Tube Driver 1 (#1 distortion)

level 1:00, hi 12:00, lo 4:00, drive 3:00

Tube Driver 2 (#2 boost)
level 1:00, hi 1:00, lo 1:00, drive 9:00

Tube Driver 3 (#3 overdrive)
level 11:00, hi 12:00, 1:00, drive 1:00



Note: David use the Tube Drivers for different tones and in combination with other pedals. Keep in mind that compressors, EQs and adjusting the guitar volume change their character and amount of gain, so one pedal can produce multiple tones.

Electric Mistress

rate 30%, range 60%, colour 20% 
(these settings applies to the 1976-79 version only)

Compressor

- David has three compressor units featured in the rig set up for different applications. In most cases it’s always a combination with one of the compressors and cleans, milder overdrives and slides in particular. Compressor settings always depend on the pickups, amp, effects, venue and your playing technique, so be sure to always match your compressors to this. Read more about how to set up compressors here. 



Equalizers

- David has three EQ units in the rig set up for different applications. EQ settings always depend on the pickups, amp, what effects you combine them with and the venue so be sure to always match your EQs to this. Read more about how to set up EQs here.

Uni-Vibe
– volume 2:00, intensity 12:00, slow speed 2:00, fast speed 4:00 (o’clock), mode: chorus

Note: This is an original UniVox Uni-Vibe customised into a rack unit by Phil Taylor. The unit has a toggle switch for fast and slow speed to compensate for the expression pedal. The speed can be adjusted with separate controls.

Delay

– David’s delays are mostly set with a lower volume or mix compared to previous tours. This adds to the presence and slightly more aggressive tones ha had on the tour but it also makes it difficult to point out accurate delay settings. Some of the songs also feature complex patches or combined units for different textures and simulation of the old Binson multiple head tones.



Here are some generic settings based on earlier tours: 

1968 – 1975: 310ms
1977 – 1981: 440ms
Run Like Hell: 380ms
Slides, Comfortably Numb, Sorrow: 750ms

– Please note that not all effect setups and settings are visible on the official footage. Rather than trying to guess, I’ve used generic terms to describe the effect and tone.

5 A.M.
Gibson Les Paul Goldtop

- solo: compressor, Tube Driver (boost), delay

Rattle That Lock
Fender Esquire “Workmate”
– rhythms: compressor
– solos: compressor, Tube Driver (overdrive), delay

Faces of Stone
Fender Stratocaster “Black Strat”

- rhythms: compressor
– solo 1: compressor, Tube Driver (overdrive), delay
– solo 2: Tube Driver (distortion), delay

What Do You Want From Me
Fender Stratocaster “Black Strat”

- rhythms and solos: compressor, Tube Driver (distortion), delay

The Blue
Fender Stratocaster “Black Strat”

- rhythms: compressor

- rhythm bridge section: Tube Driver (overdrive)

– solo: Whammy, compressor, Tube Driver (distortion), delay

The Great Gig in the Sky
Fender Deluxe lap steel

– slides: compressor, delay, volume pedal for swells

A Boat Lies Waiting
Fender Deluxe lap steel

– slides: compressor, delay, volume pedal for swells

Wish You Were Here
Gibson Western acoustic steel string

Money
Fender Stratocaster “Black Strat”

– rhythms: Tube Driver (overdrive)

- solo 1 & 3: Big Muff, delay

- solo 2 (middle section): Tube Driver (overdrive)

In Any Tongue
Fender Stratocaster “Black Strat”

- rhythms verse: compressor

- rhythms chorus: Tube Driver (overdrive)

- solo: Big Muff, delay

High Hopes
Taylor NS74 acoustic nylon string
Fender Deluxe lap steel
– slides: compressor, Tube Driver (overdrive), delay

One of These Days
Jedson lap steel

- slides: distortion (Tube Driver?), delay

Shine On You Crazy Diamond 1-5
Fender Stratocaster “Black Strat”
– solo 1 (intro): compressor, Tube Driver (boost), delay
– Syd’s Theme: compressor, Tube Driver (boost), UniVibe, delay

– solo 2: compressor, Tube Driver (overdrive), delay
– rhythms: compressor, Tube Driver (overdrive, delay

Fat Old Sun
Gibson Western acoustic steel string
Fender Esquire “Workmate”
– solo: Tube Driver (overdrive), delay

Coming Back to Life
Fender Stratocaster “Black Strat”

– solo 1: compressor, Tube Driver (boost), delay

– rhythms: compressor, Tube Driver (boost)

- solos: compressor, Tube Driver (overdrive), delay


On an Island
Fender Stratocaster “Black Strat”

- rhythms: compressor, Tube Driver (boost)

- solos: compressor, Tube Driver (distortion), delay


Today
Fender Esquire “Workmate” 

– rhythms: compressor, Tube Driver (overdrive)

- solo: compressor, Tube Driver (distortion), delay

Sorrow
Fender Stratocaster “Black Strat”

- Intro, rhythms and solos: Big Muff (Civil War), delay


Run Like Hell
Fender Esquire “Workmate”

– rhythms: compressor, Tube Driver (boost), Electric Mistress, delay

Time / Breathe (reprise)
Fender Stratocaster “Black Strat”

– intro: compressor, delay

– rhythms: compressor, Tube Driver (boost), UniVibe, delay

– solo: distortion (Big Muff?), delay

- rhythms (Breathe): compressor, Tube Driver (boost), UniVibe, delay
 


Comfortably Numb
Fender Stratocaster “Black Strat”
– rhythms and solos: Big Muff (ram’s head), Electric Mistress, delay