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Happy Birthday, Eric!

on March 30, 2009 - 1:37pm

Happiest of birthday wishes go out to Eric Clapton today, March 30th! To celebrate the anniversary of his birth, EricClapton.com is pleased to announce that May 19, 2009 is now the official release date for the "Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood Live From Madison Square Garden" package. It will be released as a 2 CD, a 2 DVD, and a very limited edition 2 CD & 2 DVD set with extras.

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Amps and stage set-up: current

on March 28, 2009 - 10:00pm

Eric Clapton's most recent tour took place in February and March 2009 stopping in Japan, New Zealand and Australia. EC had the following gear on stage: Eric Clapton Signature Model Fender Stratocasters in Daphne Blue, Ferrari Grigio Silvertone and Black (The black was a signature model with lace sensor pickups......

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Amps and stage set-up: the past

on March 28, 2009 - 9:17pm

In his first band, The Roosters, Eric Clapton played a double cutaway Kay through a Selmer Futurama III Amplifier. During his tenure with the Yardbirds, Eric played a Fender Telecaster through a Vox AC-30 amplifier. While in John Mayall's Blues Breakers, Eric played a 1960 model Les Paul Standard through......

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Guitar Strings: What kind does Eric use?

on March 28, 2009 - 8:34pm

For his electric guitars, Eric uses Ernie Ball .10 to .46 gauge strings. The action is set low. For acoustic guitars, Martin & Co. light gauge .12 to .54 phosphor bronze strings are used. The type of strings used on his resonator guitars (dobros) is unknown. In the summer of......

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Effects Pedals: What does Eric use?

on March 28, 2009 - 8:06pm

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Clapton went through a period where he had a massive effects rack at his disposal. Of the effects available to him, Clapton only used the tri-stereo chorus. Through the 2004 solo tour, Eric used a tri-stereo chorus (Boss Chorus CE-3), a Leslie pedal,......

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