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