#1
Would A Fender Strat or a Gibson SG be better blues guitars? My favorite Guitarist (Eric Clapton) played a SG and a Strat. I have a Strat now, and it has a very warm tone. I've tried to play an SG at Guitar Center, but all the amps at guitar center seem to have something wrong with them(very scratchy). Does anyone have any suggestions.
#2
SG is absolutely warmer than a strat.
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1 - Which era of Clapton's playing do you prefer, tonally?

2 - What other blues guitarists do you like, tonally?
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don't ever call a guitar you play blues on an "axe"
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Definitely strat. A tele is infinitely times better if you can lay your hands on one.
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#7
Depends on what kind of blues you play.... If you're Angus Young or Jimmy Page, you want an SG, If you're Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapton you want a Strat. But if you want IMO the best blues sound, go for a hollowbody that feels good for you.... SO much better for blues.
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#8
Ummm no... The amps you tried didn't have problems with them. It was probably distortion. I think that Strats are the best blues guitars btw.
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#9
A strat is my first choice but an es335 is a close second.
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#10
get a strat with a humbuker and also a coil splitt. so you van have both humbuker sound and singel coil sound.
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get a strat with a humbuker and also a coil splitt. so you van have both humbuker sound and singel coil sound.

Keeping mind that I don't think that you can split the stock humbucker on a Strat. Well, on the MIM at least.
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Keeping mind that I don't think that you can split the stock humbucker on a Strat. Well, on the MIM at least.


yes thats true, but if he would change the pickup it would still be a good idea.
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yes thats true, but if he would change the pickup it would still be a good idea.

Yeah for sure. I was just expressing the disappointment I experienced when I found that out.
#15
Whenever I check out Eric Clapton's videos, he's always holding a strat. Just sayin'...
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Whenever I check out Eric Clapton's videos, he's always holding a strat. Just sayin'...

Except for the < 1969 ones where he's got an SG.
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don't ever call a guitar you play blues on an "axe"

sorry about that, I see that alot of people use that word. I've decided with an es-335. to everyone else: I'm more leaning to the 60s blues, and BBKING. Jimi is also a favorite