#1
I mean like, how much treble and bass to use, what pickups to use(I have SSS strat), and what to turn the pots to to get that bluesy tone he used.
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I mean like, how much treble and bass to use, what pickups to use(I have SSS strat), and what to turn the pots to to get that bluesy tone he used.


When he was in cream he used an SG so that;s an automtic barrier to getting his tone from that era.

Either way you'll need a vintage style tube amp with everything turned up (including the volume) so you get nice vintage overdrive, use the neck pickup and roll off some of the tone.
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Well you need an amp that's capable of coming close to his tone, and maybe a pedal or two. In fact, Boss makes a "Crossroads" pedal that's designed to replicate many of Clapton's tones. What amp do you have? What kind of pickups in your Strat?
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well when he was in Cream he mostly used an SG and I think an ES-335. He used to just switch to neck pickup, turn the volume up, and turn the tone all the way down.
Btw it doesn't matter but just for trivia its called the "Woman" tone
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Take a vintagey tube amp, turn everything up to ten, use your neck pup and roll of the tone a little. It doesn't matter if you have an SG or a strat THAT much. It'll be the same type of sound, just different from the different pups. And you'll never sound just like him because you aren't him. But an old fender or old marshall turned up to 10 outta do it.
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I can get a great "Woman Tone" with my strat and blues junior, Volumes have to be cranked and roll off the bass a bit boost the mids (treble sort of half way) then use the neck pick-up with enough tone to just get a little bit of a metallic/bright sound (but only a little if you get what i mean)

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base 5 middle 5 treble 7 , use the bridge pickup and turn the pots the whole way towards base to get claptons "woman tone". he used an sg so not to sure what the difference will be lik but i seem to be able to get it with a telecaster and a vox ad50vt on the ac30 setting
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Well you need an amp that's capable of coming close to his tone, and maybe a pedal or two. In fact, Boss makes a "Crossroads" pedal that's designed to replicate many of Clapton's tones. What amp do you have? What kind of pickups in your Strat?


It's actually Digitech.

And you might be able to get it with a strat, I know I've seen him play some of that stuff with a strat. You might also need an overdrive and you definitely need a tube amp.
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Clapton used an SG and a marshall stack in the cream era. Best way to replicate his tone is to get a humbucker equiped guitar and a cranked valve amp, use the neck humbucker with the tone rolled all the way off, and then throw a half cocked wah pedal in between the guitar and amp.
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I'd say theres probably a website somewhere with all of his equipment used on all albums throughout Cream's Career, just look for one
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#12
Cut off his fingers and replace yours.


If you want to achieve it like he did, take an old Marshall JTM 45 with KT66 tubes, turn all the knobs all the way up, plug your 1958/1959/1961 Les Paul Standard or your early 60s ES-335 or your Gibson Firebird or your Gibson Explorer in, roll the tone down on your bridge pickup a tad and put it in the middle position/neck position for the 'Woman tone'.

You could also use a Dallas Rangemaster, a Fuzz Face and a Vox Wah.


With your rig, just use the neck pickup to get a woman tone. You won't nail it though.
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