kenny16
Clapton is God
Join date: Apr 2007
25 IQ
#1
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.
SuburbanCowboy
Hear My Train A Comin'
Join date: Jan 2005
2,782 IQ
#6
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
The Bluesman
Join date: Aug 2004
299 IQ
#7
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.
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dr_john
yer blues
Join date: Sep 2004
278 IQ
#8
Quote by JustinYap
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.
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JustinYap
The Bluesman
Join date: Aug 2004
299 IQ
#9
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.
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dr_john
yer blues
Join date: Sep 2004
278 IQ
#12
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?
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Blind In 1 Ear
Git-Man
Join date: Jun 2006
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#14
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
Hear My Train A Comin'
Join date: Jan 2005
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#15
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).
SuburbanCowboy
Hear My Train A Comin'
Join date: Jan 2005
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#17
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
Banned
Join date: May 2004
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#18
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
Clapton is God
Join date: Apr 2007
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#19
Quote by Jackolas
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
Banned
Join date: May 2004
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#20
Quote by kenny16
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
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Join date: Oct 2005
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#21
Quote by Blind In 1 Ear
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
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WyldeGibsonPlyr
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Join date: Nov 2004
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#22
'Bottle of Red Wine' is probably my favorite Clapton solo tune, and definitely my favorite tone from him.