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kenny16
09-24-2007, 02:12 PM
Even John Mayer has a thread here so i think without a Clapton Thread this Forum is not complete, cause he plays since his beginnings blues songs, others too, but mainly blues.

rojomeansred
09-24-2007, 02:23 PM
Don't talk about John Mayer in a condescending way. But yes Clapton deserves not only a thread but a pat on the back.

yawn
09-24-2007, 02:26 PM
Clapton has quite a few threads.


http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/search.php?searchid=5476441

rojomeansred
09-24-2007, 02:26 PM
hmm way to use the search button kenny.

kenny16
09-25-2007, 09:50 AM
I wanted to say he has no thread in the Blues forum, or i didn't see it

SuburbanCowboy
09-25-2007, 01:22 PM
If you're gonna make an "Eric Clapton Thread", why arent you starting it off with a topic for discussion?

Seriously, what's the point of your post? I never understood why people do this...

JustinYap
09-25-2007, 08:51 PM
I've got one, out of all the different eras he's been in, which tone of his do you like the best? I'm really digging his current one, the tone from the album from the cradle.

dr_john
09-26-2007, 08:09 AM
I've got one, out of all the different eras he's been in, which tone of his do you like the best? I'm really digging his current one, the tone from the album from the cradle.

don't really understand this. 'from the cradle' was just about his best album from a blues perspective, but that was several (15?) years ago. his latest album 'back home' was the most abysmal collection of pop junk that i have heard from anyone let alone clapton.

JustinYap
09-26-2007, 09:04 AM
yeah, I agree with you there, but I was talking about his guitar tone. And I have the Crossroads Guitar Festival DVD (2004) and the tone was very close to the from the cradle album.

kenny16
09-26-2007, 01:02 PM
i think hiw best tone was with derek and the dominos, but at the last Crossroads Festival he was great too

SuburbanCowboy
09-26-2007, 03:21 PM
I'm a sucker for that late 60's woman-tone. I would love to see Eric play some Gibsons again.

dr_john
09-27-2007, 07:47 AM
yeah his performance (and tone) were good on the crossroads festival dvd. anyone know if this year's crossroad concert is coming out on dvd?

kenny16
09-27-2007, 09:23 AM
yes it will , in November i think

Blind In 1 Ear
09-27-2007, 01:13 PM
well i think his old gibson tone was really good and suited him well. he's gotten some good tone out of his strats but not all the time. ive seen some clips of the one more car, one more rider concert and his tone sounded pretty good in that.

SuburbanCowboy
09-27-2007, 01:41 PM
Dont get me wrong. I like his strat tone too, and most strat tones for that matter. But sometimes they can just sound so thin (ex: buddy guy's 60's/70's tone... yeesh).

kenny16
09-27-2007, 02:09 PM
well if hes playing gibsons he really sounds much better, although his strat tone is better for some songs for example Bell Bottom Blues

SuburbanCowboy
09-28-2007, 12:30 PM
I love Clapton's cover of Stone Free (from the Hendrix tribute album also called Stone Free.. hah). He doesnt try to copy Hendrix, but it still has the same vibe. He's got that perfect stratocaster/cranked-marshall tone.

Jackolas
09-29-2007, 06:39 PM
When I saw him live in 2006 he was AWESOME live, real good, great tone and back up musicians too, the whole thing ruled.

His latest album (sort of, if you mean Back Home), has a good tone and production - some good songs, but are a little spoilt by gimmicks - one ends really abruptly!

He actually has one out since then with JJ Cale and it really kicks ass, check it out.

kenny16
10-01-2007, 10:47 AM
When I saw him live in 2006 he was AWESOME live, real good, great tone and back up musicians too, the whole thing ruled.


your lucky, i never got the chance to see him live

Jackolas
10-01-2007, 05:43 PM
your lucky, i never got the chance to see him live

If you have the chance to in the future I highly recommend it (obviously) :)

matt92l
10-01-2007, 05:57 PM
well i think his old gibson tone was really good and suited him well. he's gotten some good tone out of his strats but not all the time. ive seen some clips of the one more car, one more rider concert and his tone sounded pretty good in that.
i just listened to While my Guitar Gently Weeps and there is nothing to beat that Gibson sound.You can tell right away that its not a Strat

WyldeGibsonPlyr
10-02-2007, 07:04 AM
'Bottle of Red Wine' is probably my favorite Clapton solo tune, and definitely my favorite tone from him.