#1
I have a Fender HSS Mexican Stratocaster, and I am looking to get a tone like Clapton on Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs. I do not have an amp yet, and am looking to spend less than 300$. I know this is cheap, but I do not have a great ear yet, so I definitely don't need the exact tone, just close. I will also be playing at low volumes, so if you suggest a tube amp, I would also need something to get the tube break up at low volumes. What amp/pedals should I get?
#2
Blackheart little giant.
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#4
^Yeah. It's a great low volume amp, since it has a low wattage rating.
Just change out the stock tubes for JJs or something. That's a great, cheap upgrade.
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#5
i dont think my guitar center has these, are these better than the fender super champ, and do you know if guitar center will order an amp if you request it?
#7
^Look at epiphone valve juniors then.
Usually, you need something british voiced for a general clapton tone.
You could find a used peavey classic 30 too, but the blackheart will sound better at lower volumes.
And buy at a different store than GC. Go to a non-franchise store.
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1957 Gibson GA-5
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Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#8
Quote by darkarbiter7
^Look at epiphone valve juniors then.
Usually, you need something british voiced for a general clapton tone.
You could find a used peavey classic 30 too, but the blackheart will sound better at lower volumes.
And buy at a different store than GC. Go to a non-franchise store.


+1 to non-franchise stores. you could also try pawn shops sometimes they have some great deals
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#9
I would say have a look at a Crate V-18. I'm not sure what you consider "low" volume but I've got a 15 watt all tube Laney and it's not that loud. Easily useable at low volume and I think it's around your price.
#10
Fender Champ 600, Eric Clapton used one of those to record that album!
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#11
^O'Rly?
Is the current 600 a pretty faithful clone of the vintage one?
I never knew that.
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Weber MASS Attenuator
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Quote by darkarbiter7
^O'Rly?
Is the current 600 a pretty faithful clone of the vintage one?
I never knew that.


+1 I thought he played Marshalls
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#13
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Fender Champ 600, Eric Clapton used one of those to record that album!


He also supposedly used a 5F1 tweed, a hot-rodded blackface, and a silverface. AKA: no-one really knows. Personally, I believe it was a 5F1, purely based on how it sounds. Regardless, the 600 is the closest from Fenders current offerings.
#14
^Cool.
I thought Clapton was a pretty die hard marshall guy.
Wow, I learn something new every day.
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Weber MASS Attenuator
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^Cool.
I thought Clapton was a pretty die hard marshall guy.
Wow, I learn something new every day.


That was mainly in Cream only.

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He also supposedly used a 5F1 tweed, a hot-rodded blackface, and a silverface. AKA: no-one really knows. Personally, I believe it was a 5F1, purely based on how it sounds. Regardless, the 600 is the closest from Fenders current offerings.


Yeah I know, but you can convert the 600 to 5F1 without too much work from what I have gathered. I can also say it was a Champ, I've seen many pictures of him with it, can't find them now.
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Fender Champ 600, Eric Clapton used one of those to record that album!

+1


if i had a strat...

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#17
clapton on stage now uses a marshall and a old tweed fender but i beleve in deric and the dominoes he was useing a les paul as his main axe or thats what i took from his autobiography.. he didnt come up with a strat untill ocean
#18
^he used brownie afaik

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#19
Yup I believe he used Brownie, his 1st well known Strat, for the Layla album. If you listen to the album it defo sounds like Strat

EDIT: He started using Fender amps form around 1969 onwards, so a bright-sounding amp should do the trick for getting that tone
#20
+1 on the Crate V18 for $339.00. I was very impressed with the amp and tested it with a MIM strat, it sounded very good IMO. It did not have the "low end" that the Blues Jr had though but for the cash, great amp. The main reason I would recommend this over the BH or the Epi is wattage for the money. If Epi still made the Valve "Standard", hmmm, maybe craigslist?
#21
Quote by Gabel
Yeah I know, but you can convert the 600 to 5F1 without too much work from what I have gathered. I can also say it was a Champ, I've seen many pictures of him with it, can't find them now.
Yep, swap two or three parts. I did it to my Champ, and after the mod I could really nail that tone. I still preferred the silverface sound (mainly the cleans), so now it's unmodded again.

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^he used brownie afaik
And yes, he used brownie.


Take your copy of Layla, and turn it over.
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