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Clapton Cream live Marshalls...

Postby AntoAmpeg on Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:49 pm

is it me or Clapton was not using std SL/SB live with Cream?? I see more knobs but I dont know if those are Super PA or Super Tremolos (although I never hear tremolo on live Cream performances) can someone please shed some light ?? I cant recognize the amps, cabs usually are same as early Jimi with the straight one being taller
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Re: Clapton Cream live Marshalls...

Postby Strat59 on Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:37 pm

Hmmm will have to check into it. I know with Blind Faith he was using SL Plexi's (killer tones) Hyde Park DVD :thumbsup:

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Re: Clapton Cream live Marshalls...

Postby TM1 on Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:11 pm

Clapton's early stacks were the same as Hendix with 4-KT-66's and 4-20 or 30 watt Celestions in each cab. The pinstrip grill cloth makes a HUGE difference in the tone/sound that each got on the early records. The grill is Not sonically transparent and adds greatly to the overall tone.
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Re: Clapton Cream live Marshalls...

Postby Ogoki on Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:42 pm

I was flipping trough a Cream book at a bookstore today, and there was a picture of Clapton playing an 8-knob amp. The date and venue weren't indicated, but he was still relatively clean-cut, playing an ES-335 through two full stacks - one with a 6 knob head and one with an 8. There was also a shot of him in the U.S. in '68 with a full stack topped by a Fender (or possibly Traynor) head.
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Re: Clapton Cream live Marshalls...

Postby roef on Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:44 pm

until october 67 it was super 100 amplifiers. after that he started using the first superleads
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Re: Clapton Cream live Marshalls...

Postby yladrd61 on Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:36 am

May have been a Super Trem
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Re: Clapton Cream live Marshalls...

Postby shakti on Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:13 pm

Like Roe said, Super 100 Amplifier (aka JTM45/100) with KT66s up until around October '67. He had two stacks during this period, one was a regular 6-knob version, the other an 8-knob Super Tremolo.

Starting around October '67 he started using EL34-based amps, probably Super Lead (though at that time the SL and SB were almost exactly the same amp). I can't remember, but one of those may have been a Super Tremolo model as well.
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Re: Clapton Cream live Marshalls...

Postby roef on Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:32 pm

I've seen pics of the old kt66 amps at stage in late 67 so it seems that EC used both el34s and kt66s for a while
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