Yes! Clapton is a million times better live than in studio. His studio stuff in the 80's were over produced. Never had that raw Clapton playing in them except with From the Cradle. Fantucking fastic album and him live was amazing!!
I saw Blink 182 live last summer and it was pretty awesome. they don't sing well live but it didn't matter cause they played all their singles and everyone was singing along so that was fun. It was a great vibe plus they're hilarious. Before them was my chemical romance and they were pretty good live. I don't listen to them but i gotta say they put on a great live show.
As far as i know Fender says that american made fenders go through a high quality check and more detail is put into crafting it. That does not make Mexican mad completely bad though. I have a mex-strat myself for 2 years now and I love it ^^
And yes the pickup's aren't too amazing. It gives you a nice clean twangy fender sound but if you want distortion or anything you'll need to replace the pick ups with something hotter.
So if you can save up for an american go for it. Having a mexican made one though is not a bad choice. Oh yeah american made ones usually have more features and come with better pickups so that's a plus for that too.
E minor is the same thing as G major so if you're more familiar with the minor scale use that. Also keep high up on the neck if you're playing an electric guitar cause anything below 10th fret just doesn't sound right whenever I play along with it.
I find that the amount of pressure I use to hold the pick affects how hard I strum. Harder you hold it the harder the strum sounds and softer you hold it the softer it sounds. That's just me though. I lose grip of my pick sometimes though when I hold it too soft haha
I recently got a Fenders Blues Jr tube amp and it's great but i can't figure this out.
When i use my pedal it gets some awesome distortion. Nothing too heavy but good enough for a rock sound. However, sometimes when i increase the volume the distortion starts breaking up. I mess with the tone knobs on my amp and pedal and sometimes i'll get it and sometimes not.
So question is what do i need to know to set it up so I get good distortion all the time?
Gear: Standard Strat SSS Boss Blues Driver pedal Fender Blues Jr. amp
Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Led Zepplin, Foo Fighters, Metallica, Megadeth, Black Keys, Joe Satriani, Ozzy Osbourn w/ Rhandy Rhodes, Queen, RHCP, The Killers, Killswitch Engage, System of a Down, Joe Bonamassa, Allman Brothers, Airbourne, Rush, Jimi Hendrix, Blink 182
In order: Eric Clapton - inspired me to play and his tone and dynamics is amazing James Hetfield - awesome at cool sounding riffs Joe Satriani - creative with how he makes the guitar sounds Rhandy Rhodes - Love his classical influence Derek Trucks - his slide playing is just beautiful Joe Bonamassa - he's pushing and keeping the blues alive Foo Fighters - i just love the energy they put in their songs
Unplugged, From the Cradle, Derek and the Dominoes. Those would be the best for blues and his live performances is where Clapton truly shines. His recordings are great but nothing compares to him live so look those up for some really inspiring licks.
Like a lot of people i got hooked by listening to the unplugged album but his best would be Derek and the Dominoes. That album was created from all the crazy passion for pattie boyd and you can hear it without a doubt. But his best track would be Old Love. Every time i see him play that song live, on youtube, he just blows me away with the solo and his singing.