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Everything you need to know before playing ‘Crossroads’
With no separate gain/master volume option on his amps, Eric’s distortion tone was created by simply running the amplifiers at full tilt. Be careful not to overdo the gain on modern amps, however, which in most cases have far more distortion on tap than their 1960s forebears. If you’re using digital modelling, opt for an emulation of a Marshall JTM45 or 1959 amp with a 4x12 speaker cabinet. Try dialing in a little bit of echo to help recreate the ‘room space’ you can hear on the original recording.