There's a first time for everything ...

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  1. MR D

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    Yeah, after the tone of the Les Paul CUSTOM on Plastic Ono Band (and maybe even some of the tones on 1st Solo EC recording), I just couldn't listen any longer ! EC never went back to the GIBSON as his main weapon. That was what I liked about his sound to begin with (Disraeli/Wheels/Good-Bye/Plastic Ono Band)..
     
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    Eric lost his nuts after picking up a strat.
     
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    He truly did. He was a beast on a Les Paul, SG or 355. But the Strat knocked all the spark out of him. Strange that it did the opposite to Jeff Beck.
     
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    All true perhaps, except that I am a little reluctant to blame the Strat for the change. When I got my first Strat, it actually inspired a lot of musical growth that translated well and much of it carried back to my Gibson playing.
     
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    Maybe I was in error implying causality. Perhaps he switched to the Strat BECAUSE he had become tedious. Maybe there was no link other than apparent timing.
     
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    Yeah, causality is one of those tricky problems in logic. Of course, I suppose it is still possible he got hold of a Succubus Strat that sucked his manhood and left him a husk... the evidence could support any number of theories, so we can keep it on the table for the time being. :naughty: My wife would agree with you on that one though btw, I cut Clapton's later work a little bit more slack than she does.
     
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    Back in the ‘80s I much preferred the look of uncovered pickups on pretty much every guitar. Today, it depends on the guitar. I don’t like uncovered pickups on SGs, Les Pauls, 335s, or arch tops. But, I prefer them on superstrats.
     
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    I love that deep ruby colour much more than the bright reds I see on so many SGs now.
     
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    Mayall/Bluesbreakers, Baker/Bruce/ vs Straight up EC. I agree.
     
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    Other than the Tinnitus and being 50-70+ years old, Townshend had the same effect as Clapton while playing Strats vs his LP/SG Schecter Tele days.

    As for Jeff Beck, he has the Tinnitus too I believe. But his playing to me is listener's tastes. I liked his early ROCK stuff.

    Another Fender style vs Gib style player who I think seemed to retain his fire no matter what gear he uses, is Pat Travers.






     
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    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

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    My very first guitar I bought was by my best guess a used 1979 LP Std with Uncovered T Top Pups. I loved that guitar but gave up playing due to lack of skill and being a dumbazz. I sold it for maybe $425 US and regret it every day despite owning over 17 guitars since. None has ever replaced the mojo of being my first. THIS guitar was a warhorse by the time I got it 3-4 years after it was born. At the ripe young age of 18-22 I felt the uncovered pups were like Jean says, but that was because I really was digging the LP Customs of the day back then.

    Flash forward to about 2000, I longed for my Original Black LP Uncovered T Tops and all.
    Wound up with a 91 Strat in Gun Metal Blue. ( rare color) Never should have sold this one.
    Several other Strats, LP Studio, and my current LP, an EPI LP Std from around 2010. 4 SG's, a Tele, and an ES 135 with covered 57 classics.

    I swapped the stock covered EPI pups out of my Honey Burst LP and in went a set of uncovered 1979 T Tops.

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