Blues Lick #33: Eric Clapton
Lick the Blues with a phrase from one of the Grand Masters of the blues
This Cream era Clapton style lick is one of his trademarks! Class lick for you to steal!
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Getting The Sound
For this lick I'm using a Fender Stratocaster (1989) into a Fender Super Champ (old valve one from 1983 designed by Rivera, not the current model) recorded with a Shure SM57 microphone.
I used the neck pickup with the volume and tone all the way up.
'Exact settings' even if you have the same amp and guitar will probably not sound exactly the same... I kept the amp pretty clean nothing exciting. My settings (to use as a starting point): Volume 5, Treble 4, Bass 8, Reverb 3, Lead N/A, Master Volume 3.
I used my Nobels ODR-1 for this one, approx settings: Drive 5, Spectrum 4, Level 7 - just trying to make it sound like an amp being driven hard, not really 'distorted'.
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