What can Eric Clapton REALLY TAKE CREDIT FOR?

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  1. mike shaw

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    " I was talking about the scene Clapton was part of ... what are we talking about here "
    Well, you did state the first use of wha wha on record.
     
  2. WaylonFan76

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    I'm sure mike shaw will find a janitor in eastern Iowa who played a Les Paul with a Marshall a month before Clapton got one...;):lol::lol::lol:
     
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    He's gotcha there, Waylon....
     
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    OK, I'll bite!
    James Burton...:cool:
     
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    Alright ! Let me bend over, get that whip ...:twisted:
     
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    +1
    got my vote !
     
  8. mike shaw

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    "I'm sure mike shaw will find a janitor in eastern Iowa who played a Les Paul with a Marshall a month before Clapton got one..."

    Someone said this of Les Paul "He doesn't let the facts get in the way of a good story"
     
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    Yeah that's true, Clapton was the first to get that magical Les Paul through a cooking Marshall tone.

    Funny Rock N Roll fact: when Jimi Hendrix came to Europe and met Clapton, he made a mental note on what amps Clapton was playing over. Hendrix then went to "The guy with the same name as himself" (Jimi's full name was James Marshall Hendrix and Marshall amps CEO's name is James Marshall) to get some amps for himself.

    When both James Marshalls met Jimi said that he wanted two full stacks with 100 watt heads and 4X12 cabs which made Jim Marshall go "Great, another dunderheaded flashy dressed A-hole who thinks he can get everything for free." but then Hendrix went "But I want to pay for them full retail price." which won Marshall over.

    Also when Hendrix met Clapton, Jimi asked if he could jam with Cream, they agreed and launched at Jimi's request into "Killing floor" halfway through the jam session, Clapton walked over to Chas Chandler and said "Okay, you said he would be good, but you didn't say that he would be THIS ****ing good!"
     
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    I really enjoy Eric Clapton. But my friends and I tend to joke around and we take 15 minutes every month to listen to cream, because that's about all we can take.:lol:

    Clapton unplugged, on the other hand, is my favorite clapton record of all time. I remember when I was very young, before I had ever heard of any cream or yardbirds, I thought he was just an acoustic player. I think he sounds much better on it. Nobody does acoustic blues like Eric.

    And feel free to shoot this down as a "your just 18, what the hell do you know" comment. Thats fine. But some of my greatest influences are old enough to be Claptons dad (Muddy, Chuck, George van Eps, Joe Pass.)
     
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    I think that in Paul Day's Les Paul Book. Ted McCarty's and les Paul's stories differ widly as to the incubation and first years of the Gibson Les Paul model
     
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    Talking about the bluesmen that influenced him every chance he got... :cool:

     
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    that's right !!! :lol::lol::lol: I was pokin' fun... c'm'on ... we're supposed to have thick skin over here... on a Strat forum, I'd understand,but... ;)
     
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    Did James Burton write any songs?
     
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    Helped write Suzzie Q when he was 16, not bad in my book... I don't think the question was songwriting ,though.... it was guitar players who are worthy of their rep.
     
  16. Retro Relic

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    "that's right !!! I was pokin' fun... c'm'on ... we're supposed to have thick skin over here... on a Strat forum, I'd understand,but... "


    My thought Exactly!
     
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    ;):lol::lol::lol:
     
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    "which guitarists do you believe have a well-deserved reputation?"



    ...:eek:
     
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    typical...:lol:
     
  20. mike shaw

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    "that's right !!! I was pokin' fun... c'm'on ... we're supposed to have thick skin over here... on a Strat forum, I'd understand,but... "

    LOL! I know, I'm not bustin your chops but Clapton wasn't the first to do a lot of things although he got the recognition for it.
     
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