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What amps did Clapton use in cream?

What amps did Clapton use in cream?

When the engineer complained that his amp was too loud, Eric replied “That’s the way I play.” In Cream, Eric Clapton switched to 100-watt Marshall heads and 4×12 cabinets using two full stacks. He also used a Vox wah-wah pedal and occasionally a fuzz effect pedal.

How do you tone Clapton Cream?

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.

What are good amp settings?

The treble is best kept on around 6 or lower, or it can become a bit too sharp. You may want to increase the treble a bit more if you’re using high gain, to try and give your tone a bit more clarity. Having the bass on around 5 is a good place to start because it makes your tone thick but without being too muffled.

Which pickups does Eric Clapton use?

Since 2004, Eric Clapton has been using a Carlos Juan CP-1 Pickup in the Bellezza Nera model of his Martin Signature Acoustic Guitar. These pickups are handbuilt in Germany by Carlos at his American Guitar Center.

What speakers does Eric Clapton use?

Currently, Eric is using a number of different speakers in several of his main amps. In his Dumble-rebuilt Twinolux, one Blue and one Greenback have been installed. His newly modified tweed Bandmaster features G10 Greenbacks.

What kind of amplifier does Eric Clapton use?

For his 2004 World Tour, Eric Clapton used Cornell Amplifiers with Tone Tubby Speakers with hemp cones inside the cabinets for his electric guitars. Built by Dennis Cornell, the Eric Clapton Custom 80 (Single Channel) looks very much like a Fender Twin, but sounds bluer with a lot more middle.

When did Eric Clapton buy his first guitar?

The first of these is ‘Brownie’ – Eric Clapton’s first Stratocaster. Clapton actually bought the guitar in 1967, but it wasn’t until he joined up with Delaney and Bonnie in 1970 that he played it live. Clapton then went on to use the guitar to record his self-titled debut album, as well as Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs.

What’s the best way to get Eric Clapton’s tone?

Another good way to get that boost us by using a pedal. Electro-Harmonix has an LPB-1 linear power boost pedal that does a great job mimicking Clapton’s boost, as does the JHS Mini-Bomb Boost.

How old was Eric Clapton when he formed Cream?

At the ripe old age of 23, he had lit the pop music world on fire with the Bluesbreakers and had finished playing with the first supergroup, Cream. He topped critic’s polls, had platinum albums and a huge house in the English countryside and everyone wanting to work with him.