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Funny thing about Blackmore and Clapton, because he was given his very first Strat from EC



According to the new RB biography, Clapton gave the Strat (the one seen in the inner sleeve of BOT, sporting a Telecaster neck) to one of his roadies, who in turn sold the guitar to RB.

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Nice to see that story in an unauthorised book, and it doesn't mean they didn't come up on the same streets, in and out of the same pubs, and see each other all the time.

About the guitar, what else can you tell us about it?
There is one interesting detail.
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The story is told by Ian Hansford. Bloom doesn't relate to whether the story is from a new interview or an old one. Clapton's roadie's name is Mick Turner. Bloom also quotes RB, the one which I think was already in the Charlesworth book ("it had a bowed neck", "it had a great sound with the wah-wah" etc).

Elsewhere, Simper claims RB ripped the Bigsby off his Gibson and bought an old Tele for the stage show, but I'm not sure if he really meant the Strat mentioned above (which had a Tele neck).
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Well, it was you mentioning technique that encouraged me to respond in the way I did!



Like I wrote before ......if you think Clapton is "all that" well that's up to you and good luck.........me I'll stick with my own view which is that his technique is average and I find his playing verging on "dull". He plays the "3 fingered wonder style" which leads to a specific technique and a way of playing. If you think that represents a good technique, then splendid, personally again I don't.

Rezi:I'd rather hear anyone play normally, even Clapton, over any of the "shredders", anyday!! Shredding is just the "my c*cks bigger then yours" trick of the guitar world, amusing at first but tedious within a few minutes. It is surpassed for it's tediousness only by "pinch harmonics" so favoured by Zak Wylde and other equally unsavoury characters.
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I dunno what 'all that' means in the above post?

Clapton is not my hero or anything - in fact, earlier in the thread I said that for the last 30 years, on record, he has been pretty boring. But I also said that you shouldn't ignore the influence his playing had in the '60s. You can't just dismiss him because he didn't use his little finger (- damn that 'little finger', it's partly responsible for shredding!).

Clapton's 'specific way of playing' was copied by lots of guitarists here and in the States, learning the licks by heart, not because they were easy but because they sounded so good. emoticon I think it's a tad sad that alot of guitarists nowadays prefer to cite the likes of Hendrix as their main influence, because that sounds 'cool', or pre-Clapton players, and they don't give the guy the respect he deserves.

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The story is told by Ian Hansford. Bloom doesn't relate to whether the story is from a new interview or an old one. Clapton's roadie's name is Mick Turner. Bloom also quotes RB, the one which I think was already in the Charlesworth book ("it had a bowed neck", "it had a great sound with the wah-wah" etc).

Elsewhere, Simper claims RB ripped the Bigsby off his Gibson and bought an old Tele for the stage show, but I'm not sure if he really meant the Strat mentioned above (which had a Tele neck).




I'm actually in about the middle of an Eric Clpaton book called "Slowhand" by Marc Roberty, and it's a killer read.

The detail I was hoping you knew of, is the amount of switch nobs it was suposed to have had... somewhere around 100, is the number told.
I wonder if that is true or not myself, but it's one of the descriptions of that guitar.

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The story is told by Ian Hansford. Bloom doesn't relate to whether the story is from a new interview or an old one. Clapton's roadie's name is Mick Turner. Bloom also quotes RB, the one which I think was already in the Charlesworth book ("it had a bowed neck", "it had a great sound with the wah-wah" etc).

Elsewhere, Simper claims RB ripped the Bigsby off his Gibson and bought an old Tele for the stage show, but I'm not sure if he really meant the Strat mentioned above (which had a Tele neck).




I'm actually in about the middle of an Eric Clpaton book called "Slowhand" by Marc Roberty, and it's a killer read.

The detail I was hoping you knew of, is the amount of switch nobs it was suposed to have had... somewhere around 100, is the number told.
I wonder if that is true or not myself, but it's one of the descriptions of that guitar.




That's all the info I got. Extra switch knobs? I can't think what they could do, except maybe run many pick-ups at the same time. But no, the only special features mentioned were the Tele neck and the bowed neck (the latter making me wonder why RN got it in the first place).
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Well, now you have a new fact about that guitar to further investigate.
I must have heard it 20 odd years ago, and hope I can remember who was talking about it.

I'd say it inspired Ritchie to put the stud at the head stock of one of his Strats, to raise questions about what it does, and like he said, "I put it there to annoy people, which is what I live for..."

(I think thats in a BN video, if I'm not mistaken) emoticon
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Well, now you have a new fact about that guitar to further investigate.
I must have heard it 20 odd years ago, and hope I can remember who was talking about it.

I'd say it inspired Ritchie to put the stud at the head stock of one of his Strats, to raise questions about what it does, and like he said, "I put it there to annoy people, which is what I live for..."

(I think thats in a BN video, if I'm not mistaken) emoticon



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Check out this guy, he puts Clapton, Blackmore, Beck, Pagey, YJM, Glover all to shame! He sh1ts over the lot of them, put together. This guy plays the lot all on one guitar, absolutely mental stuff.

THe electric stuff gets irritating after a little( as does the acoustic as well !! ), but shows there's just no end to humans ability an determination to master their tools!!

I bet this guy doesn't have a girlfriend either, coz he doesn't get out much I'd guess.

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