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Clapton & Beck

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by w3stie, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. w3stie

    w3stie Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 19, 2010
    Brisbane
    In this clip from the '80s check out Beck's solo about 2:20 in. What does that tele sound remind you of?

     
  2. MrSoul

    MrSoul Tele-Meister

    321
    Apr 21, 2009
    Finland
    No idea of tele sound, but the solo reminds me Chuck Berry.
     
  3. Telemarkman

    Telemarkman Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    69
    Dec 6, 2005
    Norway
    Depends on your point of reference I guess, but Roy B. comes to mind.
     
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  5. elihu

    elihu Friend of Leo's

    Dec 24, 2009
    Texas
    Sounds like Jeff-especially his stuff with Jan Hammer.

    That's my favorite song from that album. Jeff must have eaten his Wheaties that morning....takes no prisoners.
     
  6. it reminds me that apparently i'm a lousy guitar player.
     
  7. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    52
    Nov 9, 2008
    Detroit
    It reminds me that as far as playing blues is concerned - Simon Phillips is a great fusion drummer.

    Truly wretched.

    Clapton loves every second of Beck. He's Beck's biggest fan.

    Clapton would have done himself a favor by getting out of that "2" position on his guitar and maybe stepping on a clean boost when he soloed.

    But that was his whole bag back then - the whole "amp on 3" thing.

    Beats the hell out of the tone he's had for the last 25 years though...
     
  8. w3stie

    w3stie Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 19, 2010
    Brisbane
    I thought it sounded just like the Stairway to Heaven Solo at the end. Beck's Tele just cuts right through after Clapton's strat.
     
  9. CarmineDaMedici

    CarmineDaMedici TDPRI Member

    37
    May 18, 2011
    Nashville, Tn
    HOLY CRAP, ERIC CLAPTON JUST GOT WASTED BY JEFF BECKS TONE.

    RIP Slowhand

    ps Great Clip!! Thx --but now I am going to practice :)
     
  10. Jethro

    Jethro Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 7, 2008
    Toronto, Canada
    Both Jeff's tone and his playing completely smoke Eric's
     
  11. gitold

    gitold Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    62
    Mar 25, 2009
    Denver Co.
    They are both better then you are...IMO.
     
  12. Del Pickup

    Del Pickup Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 24, 2008
    New Zealand
    Personally I don't hear anything wrong with EC's tone on this. He was one of the first players to use that position 2 tone and make it a signature tone of his. And even if he was a bit the worse for too much of the hard stuff at the time, his playing is still as fluid as it ever was.

    I don't hear either Beck or Clapton being better than the other - just different styles and techniques to deliver different tones.
     
  13. Flat357

    Flat357 Banned

    Aug 27, 2007
    UK
    The day Beck can step up to the mic and offer the huge package that Clapton offers I'll be very interested indeed. People who think it's a competition are missing the point. They both seemed very happy playing together to me.
     
  14. Telemarkman

    Telemarkman Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    69
    Dec 6, 2005
    Norway
    I agree with the three latest posters.
     
  15. thepassivevoice

    thepassivevoice Tele-Meister

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    Sep 2, 2007
    los angeles
    The first 12 bars of Beck's solo remind me of early Clapton.
     
  16. tedro

    tedro Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 4, 2010
    7th Galaxy
    yeah, the bass and drums... i hate that when that happens!
    HELLO? swing it a little?!
     
  17. Jethro

    Jethro Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 7, 2008
    Toronto, Canada
    I suppose I should have continued on with my comment of earlier....

    Just to qualify/clarify:

    It's a totally subjective opinion that in this particular clip of Jeff and Eric, I think Jeff sounded and played better than Eric....that is totally a personal opinion. Although, on any other given night the opposite could very well be true. I saw them on tour here last summer and they both traded off all night long. They're both fantastic and I could not possibly have any higher of respect than for these guys.

    My apologies for upsetting the Eric lovers.
     
  18. Telemarkman

    Telemarkman Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    69
    Dec 6, 2005
    Norway
    You have my forgiveness!;)
     
  19. morroben

    morroben Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    40
    Jun 25, 2006
    Morro Bay, Ca
    I love them both, but I would give the nod to EC for both tone and playing on this particular one. I like that quacky strat tone that Clapton has, and don't care much for Beck's tone in this one. He's playing a tele but it doesn't sound that tele-ish. I also like Clapton's solo a bit better. I love Jeff Beck, but I tend to like him more when he has really strong melody to work off of. Cause We've Ended As Lovers type things. When he's just "going off" it can get a little wankery for my taste.
     
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