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Happy Birthday, Eric!

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.

Amps and stage set-up: current

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......

Amps and stage set-up: the past

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......

Guitar Strings: What kind does Eric use?

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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