Here are some videos with the Mark Knopfler Schecter Dream Machine Strat SN 8001, the guitar I had the chance to play a few weeks ago (see A trip to Mark Knopfler’s sunburst Schecter Strat ).
The amp was a Tone King, not the Imperial but a Metropolitan combo, no effects except reverb from the amp. The strings were 09-42.
In the following three videos I played some distorted sounds and some clean stuff that should give a good impression of what the guitar sounds like plugged directly into a tube amp.
A : distorted – various licks
Note that some riffs were played with the tone control slightly rolled off.
B : distorted – Money for Nothing
Of course this guitar was never used for Money for Nothing but the overdriven tone from the amp just seemed right to me to play some riffs from this song.
C : clean – various licks
wow that clean tone is really, really articulate. Lots of things going on there.
Wow, sounds great man! I really like the sound for Where do you think you’re going. very nice! Keep the videos coming.
very good sound. in distorderd, it missed small compression in money for nothing , i think (just my opinion)
but in clean video , you all right (sound at 0.50s is excellent)
good work 😀
Were you able to find out what the body wood of this guitar is? Is it Alder, Ash?
Which cable is the straight one with light red plug that mark plays these days? Is a monster with an old plug? – You are lucky to play this guitar.. !!! 😉
What a privelidge! That would of been a huge buzz.
I don’t mean to sound harsh, hopefully more instructive, I’m a guitarist myself & am a huge fan of MK. In my option one area of Marks playing which you could refine would be your vibrato, Marks is very slow & subtle, yours is very rapid & uneven.
Hope it hopes you get closer to what you’re aiming for. Keep it up!