Gear on album Making movies

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Track 1 – Tunnel of love

MusicianGuitarPick-upTuningEffectsAmp

Guitar one – lead – center channel

Mark Knopfler [100%], MK fingerstyleSchecter Stratocaster sunburst (later stolen)
bridge + middle
standardcompression/limiter, reverb
no info available, see below for a list of amps likely used on this album

Guitar two – rhythm- right/center channel

Pan position about 2:00

Mark Knopfler[100%], strummed, pick
Schecter Stratocaster sunburst ? or Schecter Stratocaster CAR S8218 ? or Fender Stratocaster ?
middle ?standardcompression/limiterno info available, see below for a list of amps likely used on this album

Guitar three – rhythm – left channel

Comes in at 1:11

Mark Knopfler [100%], strummed, pickacoustic guitar, Ovation ?
standard

Related blog posts:

Mark Knopfler’s stolen sunburst Schecter Strat of Tunnel of Love

 

Track 2 – Romeo and Juliet

MusicianGuitarPick-upTuningEffectsAmp

Guitar one – riff – center channel

Mark Knopfler [100%], MK fingerstyle
National steel guitar,1928 Tricone [~80%] (as seen on TV)  or 1937 Style-O [~20%]open tuningreverb

Guitar two – solo licks- right channel

Comes in at 4:44

Mark Knopfler [100%], MK fingerstyleSchecter Stratocaster sunburst ? or Schecter Stratocaster CAR  S8218 ? or Fender Stratocaster ?standard
reverb, delay (left channel)
no info available, see below for a list of amps likely used on this album

Guitar three – rhythm – left channel

Mark Knopfler [100%], MK fingerstyleacoustic guitar, no info availableprobably standard tuningreverb

Related blog posts:

Romeo and Juliet on National Style-O

Chord changes for ending of Romeo And Juliet

 

Track 3 – Skateaway

MusicianGuitarPick-upTuningEffectsAmp

Guitar one – lead – center channel

Mark Knopfler [100%], MK fingerstyleSchecter Stratocaster sunburst ? or Schecter Stratocaster CAR  S8218 ? or Fender Stratocaster ?middle ?standardcompression/limiter, reverbno info available, see below for a list of amps likely used on this album

Guitar two – riff – right channel

Mark Knopfler [100%], MK fingerstyleSchecter Stratocaster sunburst ? or Schecter Stratocaster CAR  S8218 ? or Fender Stratocaster ?middle + bridgestandardphaser? chorus?, reverbno info available, see below for a list of amps likely used on this album

 

 

Track 4 – Expresso love

MusicianGuitarPick-upTuningEffectsAmp

Guitar one – riff- center

Mark Knopfler [100%], MK , strummed, pickSchecter Stratocaster sunburst ? or Schecter Stratocaster CAR  S8218 ? or Fender Stratocaster ?
standardcompression/limiter, reverbno info available, see below for a list of amps likely used on this album

Guitar two – riff 2 – right channel

Comes  in at  00:40

Mark Knopfler [100%], MK strummed, pick, or MK fingerstyle ?Schecter Stratocaster sunburst ? or Schecter Stratocaster CAR  S8218 ? or Fender Stratocaster ?
standardcompression/limiter, reverbno info available, see below for a list of amps likely used on this album

Guitar three – lead 1- center/left channel

Pan position about 11:00

from 2:08 to 2:54

Mark Knopfler [100 % ],MK fingerstyleSchecter Stratocaster sunburst ? or Schecter Stratocaster CAR  S8218 ? or Fender Stratocaster ?standardcompression/limiter, reverbno info available, see below for a list of amps likely used on this album

Guitar four -lead2 – right channel

from 2:41 to 2:54

Mark Knopfler [100%], MK fingerstyleSchecter Stratocaster sunburst ? or Schecter Stratocaster CAR  S8218 ? or Fender Stratocaster ?standardcompression/limiter, reverbno info available, see below for a list of amps likely used on this album

Related blog posts:

The bridge section between Expresso Love and Down to the Waterline on the Making Movies tour

Track 5 – Hand in hand

MusicianGuitarPick-upTuningEffectsAmp

Guitar one – acoustic riff – center

Mark Knopfler [100%], MK fingerstyleAcoustic guitar (Ovation ?)
standardcompression/limiter, reverbno info available, see below for a list of amps likely used on this album

Guitar two – rhythm/electric riff – left channel

Comes in at 00:32

Mark Knopfler [100%], strummed, pickSchecter Stratocaster sunburst ? or Schecter Stratocaster CAR  S8218 ? or Fender Stratocaster ?middle + bridge
standardcompression/limiter, reverb, tremolono info available, see below for a list of amps likely used on this album

Guitar three – lead – center

or same as guitar two ?

Comes in at 1:24

Mark Knopfler [100%], MK fingerstyleSchecter Stratocaster sunburst ? or Schecter Stratocaster CAR  S8218 ? or Fender Stratocaster ?middle + bridgestandardcompression/limiter, reverbno info available, see below for a list of amps likely used on this album

 

Track 6 – Solid rock

MusicianGuitarPick-upTuningEffectsAmp

Guitar one – riff 1 – center/right channel

Pan position about 2:00

Mark Knopfler [100%], MK fingerstyle, or sometimes pick ?Schecter Telecaster black S8421 ?
bridge ?standardcompression/limiter, reverbno info available, see below for a list of amps likely used on this album

Guitar two- riff 2/lead – center

Comes in at  00:09

Mark Knopfler [100%], MK fingerstyleSchecter Telecaster black S8421 ?bridge + neck ?standardcompression/limiter, reverbno info available, see below for a list of amps likely used on this album

Guitar three- rhythm- left channel

Comes in during chorus and  solo

Mark Knopfler [100%], MK fingerstyleSchecter Telecaster black S8421 ?bridge + neck ?standardcompression/limiter, reverbno info available, see below for a list of amps likely used on this album

 

Track 7 – Les boys

MusicianGuitarPick-upTuningEffectsAmp

Guitar one -riff – left channel

Mark Knopfler [100%], MK fingerstyleSchecter Stratocaster CAR  S8218 ? or Fender Stratocaster ?middle + bridgestandardcompression/limiter, reverbno info available, see below for a list of amps likely used on this album

Guitar two- lead -right channel

Comes in at  00:46

Mark Knopfler [100%], MK fingerstyleSchecter Stratocaster CAR  S8218 ? or Fender Stratocaster ?middle + bridgestandardcompression/limiter, reverbno info available, see below for a list of amps likely used on this album

Amps on this album

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6 thoughts on “Gear on album Making movies

  1. Ingo, i don’t think Solid Rock was recorded with a Tele on the studio album. For me it sound like a typical stratocaster sound.

    1. Hi Roman,

      it’s me who wrote most of infos on these albums gear pages.

      Of course there’s a lot of speculation, and we will never know for sure. That’s why I often write question marks, as I don’t pretend to know the truth 🙂

      We think that in most of the case, the guitar used on a song on the tour right after an album release is likely the one used in studio, but course, it’s not always the case.

      maybe you are right and maybe it’s a strato, I don’t know

      1. FWIW, Mark can be seen in the studio recording Solid Rock on his maple neck Strat in the Arena documentary from around that time. I realise this doesn’t mean that’s what’s on the record, in fact the recording he’s working on doesn’t seem to be the final release, but it’s a little more info for people to think about.

        1. That is not from the Making Movies recording sessions but some months earlier, before he got the Schecters. There were plans for a 3-track single with Solid Rock, What’s the Matter with you Baby & Twisting by the Pool I think but it was never released.

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