#1
Simply put, I'm falling in love with Clapton's tone on the Beano album. I was already planning to get a Les Paul, so that part of it should be taken care of. In the meantime though, I was wondering if there's anything I could use to coax tones reminiscent of Clapton's Bluesbreaker from my Blues Jr. I already have my TS9 to get overdrive without reaching the earsplitting volumes he had to go to, but is there anything else I need to make it more exact?

Any and all answers are much appreciated.
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#2
I always thought clapton played a strat?
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#3
the keeley modded bluesbreaker is the closest i've heard tonewise, marshall amps can be pretty handy too - just play with it and see what you come up with - don't forget to write down the nice ones for future reference

EDIT ^ he was famous for playing a strat but on beano he used a marshall/lp combo
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Last edited by doive at Mar 27, 2009,
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Quote by doive
the keeley modded bluesbreaker is the closest i've heard tonewise, marshall amps can be pretty handy too - just play with it and see what you come up with - don't forget to write down the nice ones for future reference

EDIT ^ he was famous for playing a strat but on beano he used a marshall/lp combo


i figured as much.
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#5
I wouldn't be using a TS9 for the Beano tone. If you want to rely on pedals your best bet is to look at some of the "Marshall in a box" type pedals, the Box of Rock is worth a try. Then there's a lot of debate to whether Clapton used a Rangemaster on the album or not... from personal experience I don't think he did, others feel completely different about it though.
#6
I love the Beano tone, the tone on "All Your Love" is one of my all time favorites.
a HUGE part of Clapton's tone were the alnico speakers that he ran in his JTM45. That's really the secret behind that "metallic" kind of texture to his sound. I personally would not be surprised if Clapton used a Rangemaster. And the problem with BoR type pedals is that they all model the JTM45 tone on the bright channel, Clapton used the normal channel.

And his PAFs were also a huge part of his tone. If you ever come onto a large sum of money, you can always run a setup like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfJfyltNUdA

This guy just nails the tone.

Otherwise a BoR might be the closest you get.
Last edited by al112987 at Mar 28, 2009,
#7
The BoR is a bit of a fluke really, all it is is just 3 cascaded Super Hard Ons. The only thing Marshally in the circuit is the 470k/470pf filter. It does get the Marshall vibe though.
#8
The BoM is also just 4 cascaded SHOs. The BoR does a lot of things well though, for one, it cleans up better than most tube amps, and it even nails that boomy bass of the JTM45. I know the BoR uses the same kind of tone control circuit from the BSIAB.
#9
You should try this:

http://www.analogman.com/beano.htm

Beano album was awesome.
It's been argued if he did or didn't use a Rangemaster on the album. You can get his tone alot easier by using this pedal, though.
A vintage Dallas Rangemaster would obviously be very expensive, and hard to find. But if you should happen to come across one, you should sell(or give would be better) to me.