What is this? – Unidentified guitar effect on early Dire Straits stage

Posted on Posted in Dire Straits/ Mark Knopfler live pictures and videos, Effects, Mark Knopfler gear

This is going to be short article, rather a post meant to build up speculations: The following two pictures (from different shows, both live in early 1979) show something that seem to be an effect box that is still undidentified. I have almost finished an article about one possible explaination that is coming soon, but meanwhile it might be interesting to hear other people’s opinion, so simply use the comment function for suggestions or speculations.

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3 thoughts on “What is this? – Unidentified guitar effect on early Dire Straits stage

  1. Given that I know what the Morley and MXR delay look like and wouldn’t have been able to identify either of them from the picture, this is a total guess. Total speculation, but maybe a compressor or a clean boost… When are you going to let us know more about your theory??

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