Gear on album Sailing to Philadelphia

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Guitars

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Amps and effects on this album

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Here is the official list from Glenn Saggers (posted on Guy Fletcher’s MK recording 2014 diary, page bottom) :

http://www.guyfletcher.co.uk/index.php/2014mkrecording/2014StudioDiary1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Track 1 – What it is

MusicianGuitarPick-upTuningEffectsAmp

Guitar one – lead – center channel

Mark Knopfler [100%], MK fingerstyleSchecter Stratocaster CAR S8218
bridge + middlestandardcompression/limiter, reverbno info available

Guitar two – rhythm- left channel

Mark Knopfler [~100%], strummedAcoustic guitar, 12-strings ?standardreverb

Guitar three- rhythm- right channel

Richard Bennett [~100%], strummedAcoustic guitar, 12-strings ?standardreverb

 

 

Track 2 – Sailing to Philadelphia

MusicianGuitarPick-upTuningEffectsAmp

Guitar one – lead – center channel

Mark Knopfler [100%], MK fingerstyle,Fender Stratocaster white 64 pre-CBSneck + middle or bridge + middlestandardreverb, compression, delayno info available

Guitar two – rhythm- center channel

Mark Knopfler [100%], MK fingerstyle,Acoustic guitarreverb

Guitar three- rhythm- left channel

Comes in at 1:44

Richard Bennett [100%],strummedGretsch ?standardreverb, tremolono info available

Guitar four- lead licks – center channel

Paul Franklin [100%], SlidePedal Steel Guitar

Openreverb
no info available

Related blog posts:

Sailing to Philadelphia to mix yourself

 

Track 3 – Who’s your baby now

MusicianGuitarPick-upTuningEffectsAmp

Guitar one -rhythm – center channel

Mark Knopfler [100%], strummedAcoustic guitarstandard

Guitar two- rhythm – left channel

Mark Knopfler [50%], Richard Bennett [50%],strummedstandardreverb

Guitar three – rhythm – left channel

Mark Knopfler [50%], Richard Bennett [50%],strummedstandardreverb

Guitar four- rhythm – left/center channel

Comes in at 0:41

Pan position about 11:00

Mark Knopfler [50%], Richard Bennett [50%],strummedTelecaster ?standardreverb, tremolono info available

 

 

Track 4 – Baloney again

MusicianGuitarPick-upTuningEffectsAmp

Guitar one – lead – center channel

Comes in at 0:25

Mark Knopfler [100%], MK fingerstyleGibson ’59 ES-335neckstandardcompression/limiter, reverbFender Bassman

Guitar two – acoustic rhythm- center/right channel

Pan position about 1:00

Mark Knopfler [100%], MK fingerstyleAcoustic guitarreverb

Guitar three – electric rhythm – center/left channel

Pan position about 11:00

Comes in at 0:18

Richard Bennett [100%], pick/fingerstyleGretsch ? Stratocaster ?standardreverb, tremolono info available

 

 

Track 5 – The last laugh

MusicianGuitarPick-upTuningEffectsAmp

Guitar one – lead – center channel

Comes in at 1:01

Mark Knopfler [100%], MK fingerstyleFender Stratocaster white 64 pre-CBSmiddlestandardcompression/limiter, reverbno info available

Guitar two -rhythm- left channel

Mark Knopfler [~50%],  Richard Bennett [~50%], fingerstyleFender Stratocaster white 64 pre-CBS ? Gretsch ?middlestandardreverb,tremolo

 

 

Track 6 – Do America

MusicianGuitarPick-upTuningEffectsAmp

Guitar one – lead  – center  channel

Comes in at 0:05

Mark Knopfler [100%], MK fingerstyleGibson les Paul Standard 58 or 59neckstandardcompression/limiter,reverbno info available

Guitar two – riff – right channel

Mark Knopfler [100%], MK fingerstyleGibson les Paul Standard 58 or 59bridge + neckstandardreverbno info available

Guitar three – lead licks – center/right channel

Pan position about 1:00

Comes in at 0:48

Paul Franklin [100%], SlideLap Steel Guitar

Openreverb
no info available

Guitar four- strummed chords- left channel

Comes in at 0:48

Richard Bennett [100%], strummedTelecaster ?

 

 

Track 7 – Silvertown blues

MusicianGuitarPick-upTuningEffectsAmp

Guitar one – rhythm- center channel

Mark Knopfler [100%], MK fingerstyleFender Stratoaster # 68354 ?middle or middle +bridgestandardno info available

Guitar two- lead- center channel

Comes in at 0:28

Mark Knopfler [100%], MK fingerstyleGibson les Paul Standard 58 or 59neckstandardcompression/limiter,reverbno info available

Guitar three- rhythm- right channel

Comes in at 0:44

Richard Bennett [100%],  fingerstyleStratocaster ? Telecaster ?middle or bridgestandardreverb, tremolono info available

 

 

Track 8 – El macho

MusicianGuitarPick-upTuningEffectsAmp

Guitar one – rhythm/lead- center/left channel

Pan position about 1:00

Mark Knopfler[100%],MK fingerstyleTelecaster ? Les Paul ?neck ? or middle ?standardreverbno info available

Guitar two-rhythm- left channel

Richard Bennett [100%], strummed?bridge ?standardreverbno info available

Guitar three-rhythm- left /center channel

Pan position about 11:00

Comes in at 2:02

Richard Bennett [100%], strummedAcoustic guitar ? or  another “stringed thing in his flight case” ?standardreverb

 

 

Track 9 – Prairie wedding

MusicianGuitarPick-upTuningEffectsAmp

Guitar one – lead – center channel

Mark Knopfler[100%], MK fingerstyleFender Telecaster blonde 54middle +bridgestandardreverbno info available

Guitar two- rhythm – left channel

Richard Bennett [100%], strummedAcoustic guitar, 12-strings ?standardreverb

Guitar three- lead licks – right channel

Comes in at 01:08

Paul Franklin [100%], SlidePedal Steel Guitar

Openreverb
no info available

 

 

Track 10 – Wanderlust

MusicianGuitarPick-upTuningEffectsAmp

Guitar one – lead – center channel

Comes in at 2:22

Mark Knopfler[100%], MK fingerstyleGibson les Paul Standard 58 ou 59 ? Stratocaster ??standardreverbno info available

Guitar two- rhythm/lead – center channel

Mark Knopfler[100%], MK fingerstyleAcoustic guitarstandardreverb

Guitar three- rhythm- left channel

Richard Bennett[100%], strummed?standardreverb, tremolo

Guitar four- lead licks – right channel ?

Mentionned in the booklet but not audible ?

Paul Franklin [100%], SlidePedal Steel Guitar

Openreverb
no info available

 

 

Track 11 – Speedway at Nazareth

MusicianGuitarPick-upTuningEffectsAmp

Guitar one – lead – center channel

Comes in at  1:51

Mark Knopfler[100%], MK fingerstyleGibson les Paul Standard 58neckstandardcompression/limiter,reverbno info available

Guitar two – rhythm – center/right channel

Pan position about 1:00

Mark Knopfler [100%], MK fingerstyle/strummedAcoustic guitarstandardreverb

Guitar three- rhythm – left/center channel

Pan position about 11:00

Richard Bennett [100%],fingerstyle/strummedBouzouki ?standardreverb

Guitar four- rhythm – left channel

Comes in at 3:05

Richard Bennett [100%],strummedTelecaster ? Les Paul ?standardreverb, tremolono info available

Guitar five- lead licks – center/right channel

Comes in at 3:11

Pan position about 1:00

Paul Franklin [100%], SlidePedal Steel Guitar

Openreverb
no info available

 

 

Track 12 – Junkie doll

MusicianGuitarPick-upTuningEffectsAmp

Guitar one – lead – center channel

Mark Knopfler[100%], MK fingerstyleGibson les Paul Standard 58 ou 59 neckstandardcompression/limiter,reverbno info available

Guitar two – lead licks- right /center channel

Comes in at  00:28

Pan position about 1:00

Mike Henderson[100%], strummedMandolin?reverb

Guitar three- rhythm- right channel

Comes in at 00:28

Mark Knopfler [~50%], Richard Bennett [~50%], strummedTelecaster ? Stratocaster ?bridge ??reverb, tremolono info available

Guitar four- rhythm – left channel

Comes in at  00:07

Richard Bennett [100%],fingerstyleNational steel guitar,1937 Style O or 1928 Tricone ?openreverb

 

 

Track 13 – Sands of Nevada

MusicianGuitarPick-upTuningEffectsAmp

Guitar one – rhythm- center channel

Mark Knopfler[100%], MK fingerstyleAcoustic guitarstandardreverb

Guitar two- rhythm – left channel

Richard Bennett [100%], strummedTelecaster ? Stratocaster ?
?standardreverb, tremolono info available

Guitar three – lead licks – center/right channel

Pan position about 1:00

Paul Franklin [100%], SlidePedal Steel Guitar

Openreverb
no info available

 

 

Track 14 – One more matinee

MusicianGuitarPick-upTuningEffectsAmp

Guitar one -rhythm- center/right channel

Pan position about 1:00

Mark Knopfler[100%], MK fingerstyleAcoustic guitarstandardcompression/limiter,reverb

Guitar two – lead- center channel

Comes in at 01:38

Mark Knopfler[100%], MK fingerstyleGibson ’59 ES-335
neck + bridge ?
standardreverbno info available

Guitar three- rhythm – left channel

Comes in at 00:22

Richard Bennett [100%], strummedTelecaster ? Stratocaster ?standardreverb, tremolono info available

Guitar four-lead licks -center/right channel

Pan position about 1:00

Comes in at 01:02

Paul Franklin [100%], SlidePedal Steel Guitar

Openreverb
no info available

 

 

Bonus track 1 – The long highway

MusicianGuitarPick-upTuningEffectsAmp

Guitar one – lead – center channel

Mark Knopfler [100%], MK fingerstyleGibson les Paul Standard 58 or 59neckstandardcompression/limiter, reverbno info available

Guitar two – lead licks- right /center channel

Pan position about 2:00

Comes in at 1:12

Paul Franklin [100%], slidePedal steel guitaropenreverbno info available

Guitar three- rhythm- left channel

Comes in at 1:05

Richard Bennett [100%], fingerstyle/strummedAcoustic guitar, twelve-strings ? [JF : Guy Fletcher says in his forum on 9th april 2012 “high strung flat-top acoustic played by RB “]
standardreverb

 

 

Bonus track 2 – Let’s see you

MusicianGuitarPick-upTuningEffectsAmp

Guitar one – riff 1- center channel

Comes in at 00:35

Mark Knopfler [100%], MK fingerstyleGibson les Paul Standard 59neck+bridge ?standardcompression/limiter, reverbno info available

Guitar two -rhythm- right channel

Comes in at 00:42

Mark Knopfler [~50%], Richard Bennett [~50%], strummedAcoustic guitarstandardreverb

Guitar three -riff 2 / rhythm- left channel

Comes in at 00:26

Richard Bennett [~70%], Mark Knopfler [~30%],pickTelecaster ? Grestch ? Stratocaster ? Pensa ?standardreverbno info available

 

 

Bonus track 3 – Camerado

MusicianGuitarPick-upTuningEffectsAmp

Guitar one – lead – center channel

Mark Knopfler [100%], pick & whammy barFender Stratocaster sunburst 54 “Jurassic Strat”middlestandardcompression/limiter, reverb, tremolono info available

Guitar two -rhythm- left channel

Mark Knopfler [~20%], Richard Bennett [~80%],Stratocaster ?bridge ?standardreverbno info available

Guitar three-rhythm- right channel

Mark Knopfler [~20%], Richard Bennett [~80%],strummedAcoustic guitarstandardreverb

Guitar four- lead licks- right channel

Paul Franklin [100%], slidePedal steel guitar?openreverbno info available

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Gear on album Sailing to Philadelphia

  1. I updated the line about acoustic guitar on Long Highway.
    According to GF, “it’s a high strung flat-top acoustic played by RB”

  2. Hi,

    a few weeks ago I found an interview with Mark in which he said that he used the 59′ ES 335 through a Fender Bassman on ‘Baloney Again’.

    Best Regards

    1. Hi,

      In 2001, MK told for a Brazilian magazine ‘Cover Guitarra’ the guitars and amps used on the STP album.
      http://www.myspace.com/ladymarystuart/photos/8799856#{%22ImageId%22%3A8799856}
      Baloney Again is really a ES-335 plugged on a Fender Bassman.

      And What It Is was recorded with the Schecter.

      The man explains (Free translation from what i can remember)
      “… What It Is was recorded with my 80,s Schecter (red one). Nowdays i dislike short scales guitars, but i used the Schecter because the sound really match the song…”

      Cheers for all!

      1. Thanks for the infos, both Wizzard adn Arthur 🙂

        I added the fender bassamn for Baloney, I had alreday mentionned the ES-335 (I didn’t know the year, so I added it)
        I’ve changed the guitar on What it is :
        I already had read that it was the schecter, but I was never sure about that. It looks strange to me : at this time Marks wasn’t into shecter anymore, he was more into his vintage 61, but well if he said so…

        BTW, remember that Mark’s quotes aren’t always accurate : in an itw he said that the Trawlerman song was played on the 54 strat, and we know it’obviously the LP, so sometimes, even the man himself can be wrong…so how can we be 100% sure ?

        I think that sometimes in studio, they try different sounds, different guitars, on differents takes. So myabe the final mix isn’t the one he remember some months later ?
        Maybe is there a Trawlerman take with the 54 strat, and so it’s the reason why he chose to play the song on this guitar on tour. who knows ?

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