Get The Tone
Clapton’s Cream recordings feature him using a variety of Gibson guitars. The Les Paul, SG, ES-335 and even the Firebird were used live and in the studio. Eric moved over to playing Fender Stratocasters in the 1970s, and to help replicate the ‘Gibson feel’, his signature -model Stratocaster features a built in mid-boost circuit, and a blocked off vibrato unit. The audio examples in this feature were recorded with a 1995 Gibson SG, plugged into a Marshall 6100 Anniversar y amplifier, but the ideas can of course be played on any type of guitar. All of the pickup selec tions and effec ts are notated alongside the relevant examples. The only effec ts used were a Fulltone Clyde wah-wah for Examples 1 and 8.