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post Nov 16 2011, 09:26 AM
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Hi There,

I have a Digitech RP100A and I am trying to get a Mark Knopfler type sound out of it. I am ashamed to say that I am an IT luddite and I really don't understand how the thing works. I also cannot understand the manuals that come with these things, they are too complicated.

I would be really grateful if someone could please tell me in idiotproof detail how to achieve this sound.

Many many thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.


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post Nov 16 2011, 09:51 AM
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For the early years tone, most important thing whould be using a Strat and use pickup positions 2 or 4 mostly. Vintage type pickups would sound closest.

I would set your RP100A very clean with some boost or slight drive.

Oh...and the Strat has to be red...very important!!

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post Nov 16 2011, 10:37 AM
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QUOTE (Gilmore @ Nov 16 2011, 09:51 AM) *
Oh...and the Strat has to be red...very important!!



Haha, yeah, that is a part of the magic definitely biggrin.gif

Nothing much to do on the unit itself. I would advise that you make a clean tone, with some compression going on, possibly a bF model of the amp, with some moderate compression, and a touch of reverb too.

Knopfler's tone is based on the way he plays. He uses his fingers to get softer mellow tone but with snappy attack, which is an interesting characteristic to begin with. He then plays it through a Stratocaster with vintage single pickups, and most often uses positions 2 and 4, which are the mix of two singles together. Not sure what guitar you have, but you should start with single pickup position if you have one, and try some simple fingerpicking licks in order to emulate his tone.



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post Nov 17 2011, 12:20 PM
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Thank you very much for your reply but I do not know how to create a clean sound. I have a fender strat but I have only been playing for 5 months so all is new to me and I'm 59 years of age. I have an old fender amp, princeton chorus but it has a lot of dials, like the digitech, and I don't know which ones to press or turn.


Anyway I am very grateful for your kind consideration.

Vetry many thanks.

Greg.









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Haha, yeah, that is a part of the magic definitely biggrin.gif

Nothing much to do on the unit itself. I would advise that you make a clean tone, with some compression going on, possibly a bF model of the amp, with some moderate compression, and a touch of reverb too.

Knopfler's tone is based on the way he plays. He uses his fingers to get softer mellow tone but with snappy attack, which is an interesting characteristic to begin with. He then plays it through a Stratocaster with vintage single pickups, and most often uses positions 2 and 4, which are the mix of two singles together. Not sure what guitar you have, but you should start with single pickup position if you have one, and try some simple fingerpicking licks in order to emulate his tone.

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post Nov 17 2011, 08:40 PM
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It is not hard to get a clean tone at all, check out this video, see how knobs are dialed in the first part and try to make similar tone (doesn't have to be the same)



Also, on your strat, you will have a small 5-way switch next to the three knobs in the lower part of the guitar. Second position (from above) will give you the Knopfler tone. Turn tone and volume knobs on full, and that's a good start already.

Also, when playing Knopfler, it's important to use fingers, try this little lick with using fingers ( it's from sultans of swing, main riff)

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---6p5-3--6-6p5-5-10-8----ring
---5---3--7-7p5-5-10-9----middle
---7p5-3--7-7p5-5---------index
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