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Gaukdawg

Ohio

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Feb 22nd, 2012 02:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The general tone on the whole song but the outro on "On Every Street" is the definitive tone and shows the beauty of a clean strat through a nice tube amp.

On Every Street

Chris-K

MD, USA

Feb 23rd, 2012 05:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's probably an EMG-equipped Pensa. Knopfler almost exclusively played Pensa guitars at the time he recorded the song.

(This message was last edited by Chris-K at 11:09 PM, Feb 23rd, 2012)

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Feb 23rd, 2012 05:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I once walked into a friend's house and a Knopfler song was playing. I thought "nice Straty sound". It was actually a video and when I looked the guitar was a mid 70s Gibson Les Paul Deluxe with the PU selector in the "both" position.

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Feb 23rd, 2012 09:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah...I didn't think this one sounded all that much like a Strat to me. Not that I'm a genius or anything. But it just didn't seem to have "it."

Gaukdawg

Ohio

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Feb 24th, 2012 06:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I guess I have a lot to learn. To my ears this sounded like a typical Strat in the 4 spot, middle and neck pups. I know Mr Knopfler was using Pensa-Shur guitars live but I thought he was recording still with some of his older Strats. I always thought he used the Les Pauls when he was playing with a little heavier sound, but I'm probably wrong.

shaynewhitmore

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Feb 24th, 2012 07:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Larry Carlton, Sleepwalk

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Feb 25th, 2012 02:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

who knows what he used to record it with, but on the tour after that album he used his old Schecter on that song

on every street - live

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Feb 25th, 2012 04:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have no idea what it was actually recorded with but the intro and outro to "Yellow Ledbetter" by Pearl Jam always struck me as definitive clean Strat tone.


buster h

USA

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Feb 26th, 2012 01:24 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Listen to Wicked Games by Issac, now that clean Strat sound.

Buster

Banjo Dan
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Feb 26th, 2012 07:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I agree with this assertion if it's true.

Strat/Blackface?

(This message was last edited by Banjo Dan at 07:41 PM, Feb 26th, 2012)

fredocaster

USA

Feb 26th, 2012 09:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Maybe Wicked GTR will pipe in and tell us. Pretty sure he used a strat on this tune, though. BTW, I love that tune.

I love Knopfer's tones,especially the early strat stuff. Hard to say what he's using on Every Street. Could be a strat, sounds a bit compressed.

Another guy that comes to my mind when thinking about clean strat tones is Hank Marvin. Love that stuff too.

(This message was last edited by fredocaster at 09:38 PM, Feb 26th, 2012)

6L6
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Feb 26th, 2012 09:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

When it comes to definitive clean Strat tone, look no further than the incomparable Hank Marvin!

Hank Playing "Apache"

6L6
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Feb 26th, 2012 09:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

More Hank Marvin:

The Good, Bad, & Ugly

(This message was last edited by 6L6 at 09:51 PM, Feb 26th, 2012)

fredocaster

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Feb 27th, 2012 09:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That hits it 6.

MLC
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Feb 28th, 2012 06:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Knopfler is often cited as someone who plays with that "definitive clean Strat tone", and rightly so - especially on those first few Dire Straits albums.

But Hank Marvin's tone is just pure, clean Strat heaven.
Of course, he was one of Knopfler's big influences, so it all fits.

Banjo Dan
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Feb 28th, 2012 10:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I would say that this great video is in order...

Going Home

(This message was last edited by Banjo Dan at 10:44 AM, Feb 28th, 2012)

Purple Valley
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Feb 28th, 2012 03:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Listening to Knopfler's last few solo records, I'd say he's got a pretty definitive clean Gibson tone going on too.

(This message was last edited by Purple Valley at 05:16 PM, Feb 28th, 2012)

6L6
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Feb 29th, 2012 08:04 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Banjo Dan: Yep. Yet another wonderful play by Hank Marvin!

FWIW, Hank was the first guy I heard of to rewire the bottom Tone control to the Bridge pup. Ever since, it's the first thing I've had done to every Strat I've bought (except an EJ which came that way from the factory).

Hank sets his Bridge Tone control on "7.5" and plays on the Bridge pup almost exclusively.

If you want to come close to nailing his tone, set up your Strat the same way and plug into a BOSS RV-3 set (l to r) at:

"10:30", "10:30", "12:00", "7".

Then plug into a clean tube amp (like my '72 SFDR) and you will be pleasantly surprised!

No mention of Hank Marvin would be complete without a link to him playing "Wonderful Land"... Absolutely SHAMEFUL that Hank and The Shadows are not members of the R&R HOF.

6

Wonderful Land

(This message was last edited by 6L6 at 09:07 AM, Mar 1st, 2012)

Banjo Dan
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Red, White and Blue.

College football rocks!!!
Feb 29th, 2012 08:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Wonderful Land is one of my all time favorites. Thanks for the tone tip 6L6.



Paul Boudreau
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Feb 29th, 2012 12:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

HM plays a cool looking Strat - which red would that be?

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