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Sultans of Swing - In Search of the "Holy Grail" of old Strat tone Part 1 (STEREO AUDIO)





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Uploaded on Aug 27, 2008

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I have panned my playing on one side (with a bit of pickup of the main track during the take) and the main track on the other side.

Hurray, finally got round to doing a Strat related video. This is part 1 of an experiment to see how close I can get to the original Dire Straits sound (the Holy Grail as many might say).

Some research on the Net suggests he may have used an Orange Squeezer compressor, an Aphex exciter, a Fender amp (possibly Vibrolux or Twin) and obviously an old Strat!

In part 2, I go through some of the gear and what each component adds to the sound.


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