The guitar has a lot of features that have been done over the years to improve the sound quality and to eliminate as much noise as possible, – The ground is re-wired to improve the shielding and a copper foil is covering the backside of the pickguard.
– The volume and tone knobs are connected directly to the output jack to cut down on bad connections.
– To help the guitar stay in tune, the two outer screws on the bridge plate are tightened all the way down while the four middle screws are left just off the plate. David mostly use three springs for the tremolo.
Recordings and releases with the Black Strat
Atom Heart Mother (1970), Meddle (1971), Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii (1971), Obscured by Clouds (1972), Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977), David Gilmour (1978), The Wall (1979), The Final Cut (1982), About Face (1984), David Gilmour Live at Hammersmith Odeon (1984), Live 8 (2005), On an Island (2006), Remember that Night (2006/07), Live in Gdansk (2006/08), Bryan Ferry, Olympia (2010), The Orb (2010).