Mark knopfler tone - break up beauty

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Mark knopfler tone - break up beauty

Post by Xplorer » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:10 pm

Hi !

i'm wondering if mark is using any distortion pedal at all, or if it's the amp and the guitar only.
i've never investigate really about it but i'd find it a lot interesting.

for example , here :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj1mo_j ... age#t=2527

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj1mo_j ... ilpage#t=2

he's got some clean tone, and the response of the strings is fabulous, giving great break up tones if hit harder.

you know, not a fuzzy tone, but more of a large Spectrum organic saturation, love it.

or here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... xySFw#t=71

do some of you looked into it ?
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Re: Mark knopfler tone - break up beauty

Post by chrisb » Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:39 am

He always sounds amazing, great touch. Pretty sure no overdrive/dist pedals, just amp with a compressor on the clean stuff.

http://www.groundguitar.com/mark-knopfler-gear/

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Re: Mark knopfler tone - break up beauty

Post by Xplorer » Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:04 am

thanks man, yes, you may totaly be right, just a cool warm setting on the amp, and a great guitar well played.

i didn't imagined he played a jtm45 for money for nothing, i thought it was another amp , mesa boogie or something, but not sure, coming from a read where it's explained how he got this tone by accident due to a mic on the floor, recording the amp a certain way, and they never could reproduce it.

surprising how very little effect he uses ! and it's true : to get various great tones with very little is a fantastic school.
just a tone that can breath.

about this money for nothing sound, here is a great pedal, frenchys doing fun stuffs ;) the "money for nothing and more" pedal, by jmb experience

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_K6NhjyiPQ

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Re: Mark knopfler tone - break up beauty

Post by chrisb » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:30 pm

Xplorer wrote: about this money for nothing sound, here is a great pedal, frenchys doing fun stuffs ;) the "money for nothing and more" pedal, by jmb experience

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_K6NhjyiPQ
That sounds cool for that sound but I wouldn't want it all the time, I think I would just use a cocked wah if the notion took me.

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Re: Mark knopfler tone - break up beauty

Post by Xplorer » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:52 pm

yeah me too, but this "fuzz" does plenty of other tones + this one if needed. it's called the "money for nothing AND MORE" ;)

this said, i'd be fine with his simple nice Crunch tone, and straight in a great amp it's actualy easy to get there

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