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Which songs of the Get Lucky tour are played with the Tone King Imperial? And what was the amp setting?

Visitors of the recent Get Lucky tour have seen the Tone King Imperial on stage again, located between two red Marshall cabs just like on the previous tours. I had ideal seats for the two concerts I have been to (Oberhausen and Amsterdam) and tried to make out for which songs Tone King was used, actually by trying to hear if the sound comes from the Marshall cab or from the Tone King.

It seems the Tone King was used on Donnegan’s gone and Piper to the End in Amsterdam (they did not play Donnegan’s gone in Oberhausen). By the  way , on the last tour (Kill to get Crimson) it was used on Cannibals, True love will never fade, Our Shangri-la, and Postcards from Paraguay.

Here is a picture of the amp settings in Amsterdam:

I guess the clean channel (right) was for Donnegan’s gone,  while the hotther left channel might be used for Piper to the End.

Of course I am not 100% sure, and the amp might have been used on other song’s too. If you can add some info, please do so with the comment function.

4 thoughts on “Which songs of the Get Lucky tour are played with the Tone King Imperial? And what was the amp setting?

  1. i can’t see that the clean channel is on as the first dial on on 0 = no volume ,must all be the drive channel?

  2. The switch is on the rythm channel so it works only the rythm pots.
    When I saw mark in 2008 it has different levels on his rythm pots than these in the photo.

  3. I just watched a video of Mark Knopler and his other guitarist playing “SULTAN OF SWINGS” from the PRAGUE 2008 tour! I am curious if anyone can say for sure if Mark and his other guitarist are both playing thru their “TONE KING IMPERIAL 1X12 COMBO” amps! It sure sounds like pure Fender Blackface clean tones coming from both of their Strats!

    Mac

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