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Pink Floyd’s classic concert film was shot on location in the Roman amphitheatre in Pompeii, Italy in early October 1971. It’s a great documentation of both the band’s and David Gilmour’s sound and gear for the period.
Additional photage was filmed in a studio in Paris, France, in early December. This is recognised by what appears as night scenes and green screeen overlays. It should be noted that Pink Floyd didn’t have a hand in the editing and mixing of the recorded soundtrack, which resulted in a somewaht raw and unprocessed sound but one that also lack the full depth of the band. Including David Gilmour’s Leslie speaker, which is absent in the mix.
Effects at Pompeii outdoor sessions and Paris studio sessions
Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face (BC108)
Vox wah wah
Binson Echorec II
DeArmond volume pedal
Note: A spare Fuzz Face can be seen lying next to David’s amps in the amphitheatre.
Guitars and amps at Pompeii outdoor sessions and Paris studio sessions
Fender Stratocaster The Black Strat
– 1969 all stock with a black alder body, white pickguard and a maple neck with a large headstock. The guitar is seen with a short-lived chrome volume knob at the Paris studio sessions in December.
3 Hiwatt DR103 All Purpose 100W heads
– with Mullard 4xEL34 power tubes and 4xECC83 pre-amp tubes (one head was a spare)
2 HH Electronic IC-100 100W solid state heads
– Paris studio location
4 WEM Super Starfinder 200 cabinets
– with 4×12 Fane Crescendo speakers with metal dust caps
It is not know how the two HH amplifiers were used. This was a short-lived setup David employed in late 1971. They could have been used as pre-amps for the entire rig or as pre-amps for the Leslie cabinet, similar to how David later would set up the Alembic pre-amp in combination with the Yamaha RA-200 rotary cabinet.
The HH IC-100 solid state amplifier was also used to record the tremolo sound for the bass solo on the opening of One of these Days.
Acknowledgements and credits
Live at Pompeii (concert film 1971) and thanks to Rafal Zychal for additional research.