Clapton's Beano Burst

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  1. hecube

    hecube Senior Member

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    Found it...

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    Still throwing the flag for the penalty. 8s in banjo strings are still rarish today. Although I think I have heard of 8s in banjo strings, a quick look at GC and Sweetwater could not locate any. Back in the 60s I remember nothing for banjos lighter than 10s and those were considered spider webs.
     
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    Listened to the Beano album (eh, CD) today driving into work, what great tone Clapton had on that album.
     
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  4. hecube

    hecube Senior Member

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    Straight from the horse's mouth (at 01:06)

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeS3iJhfgps[/ame]

    You can't get a more direct source than that.
     
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    Tracks I like best are Key To Love and Steppin Out......real hard driving LP/Marshall sound in those two:thumb:
     
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    I'm surprised no-ones doing reproduction sets so we can try it out...[a combo of electric and banjo strings]. I doubt it'd be better than what we have now, but variety is OK in my book.
     
  7. Bill Hicklin

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    They have for years, they're just called Xtra Lights. The other thing about doing what Page (and Clapton and others) were doing at the time was, you got a plain G string that way; back then all guitar sets came with a wound third, like acoustic sets still do.
     
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    :thumb:

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    I love the Beano Tone. I didn't read the whole thread, so my bad if it's been said. Clapton was said to also have used a Dallas Rangemaster boost pedal on the album. Here's a cool story. Eric Clapton has a house in Columbus, Ohio. I live in Delaware, Oh. He's been sited in various restaurants and a bluesier club about 6 miles from my apt.:slash:

    Maybe I'll run in to him one day.
     
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    Yes you're flogging a dead horse here.......it's an old wives tale that EC used a Rangemaster.....it's fictional with no facts to verify whatsoever.
    If you do.....get a selfie:cool:
     
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    like the Rangemaster myth I reckon he didnt even use a Burst on that album at all but instead used his LP Custom :laugh2::laugh2:

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  12. hecube

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    Tone is in the afro
     
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