In this Money for Nothing guitar tone tutorial we will try to discover what setup Mark Knopfler is using to create such an iconic guitar sound like the one heard in Money for Nothing.
This video lesson will demonstrate how he sets up his amp and pedals and the little guitar tone knob trick that gives this tone it's signature honkish sound. Is that a word??
Once again as always I will just be using amp and effect models to demonstrate the actual gear he used. You can use your own modeler or pedals to get the same effect. Remember, you don't have to always have the exact same gear that Mark Knopfler does to still get that signature tone.
Another big part of this sound is the fingerstyle technique that Mark Knopfler uses throughout. I suggest trying to play it like that as well since that gives the sound a lot more snap than if you were using a pick.
If you haven't checked out my lesson teaching the famous Money for Nothing riff just check out the link below.
As unique as the Money for Nothing guitar sound is you may be asking yourself, "Where in the world would I use this sound?".
Hopefully, as a by product of learning how to get this guitar tone you will discover a few things about it that you can use in your own music without feeling like you are totally ripping of Mark Knopfler. 🙂
Download the PDF below to see all the exact settings I mention in the video.
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