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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......

Effects Pedals: What does Eric use?

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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