Eric Clapton Guitar Rig

Eric Clapton Guitar Rig and Equipment Info

Eric Clapton Signature Fender Strat Guitar

Fender Eric Clapton Stratocaster Shown

Eric Clapton was ranked 4th in Rolling Stone’s list of  and #53 on their list of the The Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Nicknamed “Slowhand”, Eric Clapton s a Grammy Award winning guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. He is one of the most successful musicians of the 20th and 21st century, garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (The Yardbirds, Cream, and solo). Although Clapton’s musical style has varied throughout his career, it has always remained rooted in the blues.

Eric Clapton guitar amp rig cream reunion
Eric Clapton Amp Rig – Cream Reunion

Here is some equipment that Eric Clapton has played through his career.  Feel free to add anything we may have looked over in the comments section!

Eric Clapton Farewell Cream Tour Live Guitar and Amp Rig
Eric Clapton Farewell Cream Tour Live Guitar and Amp Rig

Eric Claptons Guitars

Fender Eric Clapton Guitar – Signature Series  (aka Blackie)

– Gibson 1960 Les Paul Standard Sunburst

– Gibson SG Standard

– Gibson ES-335

– Gibson Firebird

– Fender Telecaster blonde 1952

– Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton signature model

– Gibson Signature Eric Clapton 1960 Les Paul guitar

Eric Claptons Pedals/effects

It’s been noted that Eric Clapton does not use an overdrive pedal. He gets all of the overdrive from the 25dB boost in his guitar, the Fender Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster.

– Digitech Eric Clapton CrossRoads Signature pedal

– Boss Chorus CE-3

– Leslie pedal

Jim Dunlop 535 Crybaby wah-wah pedal

– Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Wah Wah Pedal

– Vox Wah Wah Pedal

– Boss TR-2 Tremelo Pedal

– DBX 160 compressor

– Samson wireless pack

– Avalon DI box


Ernie Ball 10-46 gauge Regular Slinky strings 

– Martin MEC13 Clapton’s Choice Bronze Acoustic Guitar strings

– Ernie Ball heavy guitar picks

– Ernie Ball black Polypro strap

Eric Claptons Amps

Eric Clapton Guitar Amp Rig - Cream Reunion
Eric Clapton Farewell Cream Tour Live Guitar and Amp Rig

– Vox AC-30

– Marshall 1962 2X12 45-watt combo (BluesBreaker) (output tubes changed to KT66’s)

– Marshall JCM800 Lead 1959 100-watt Marshall Heads

– Fender Twin (Tweed. Modified by Caesar Diaz, used in 80’s and 90’s)

– Marshall 1960B  and 1960A  Cabinets / 4×12

– Marshall JTM-45 Head

– Soldano SLO-100 heads

– Cornell Custom 80 combo amplifier

– 1974 Pignose amp

– Fender Vibro-king amplifiers

– Fender tweed Champ amp (Layla)

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