7 Signature Tones from Guitar Legend Eric Clapton
In conjunction with Eric Clapton, DigiTech has helped recreate some of his most famous tones in the Crossroads Artist Series pedal by applying their new Production Modeling technology. This revolutionary technology was designed to help reproduce the studio and live sounds and effects of an artist as heard on their recordings. This includes modeling the speaker cabinets, microphones with their placement, pre/post effects, and the recording engineer's magic all in one pedal.
The Crossroads Artist Series pedal was conceived in conjunction with Eric Clapton and his long-time guitar tech Lee Dickson. Crossroads models 7 Clapton signature tones. From songs like "Badge" with its swirling rotary speaker, to "Layla" (Unplugged) with its intimate acoustic tone, and of course, "Sunshine of Your Love" which features Eric's signature "woman tone." Crossroads spans 30 years of Clapton culture and tone.
DigiTech Crossroads Eric Clapton Signature Modeling Pedal Features:
New DigiTech Production Modeling technology accurately models seven signature Eric Clapton tones
Eric's legendary Sunshine of Your Love "woman tone"
Raw "Crossroads" blues captured live
Embracing stereo spectrum of a swirling rotary speaker
The acoustic intimacy of "Layla" Unplugged
The enduring warmth of "Reptile"
Separate amp and mixer outputs
Model 1: "Sunshine of Your Love" Eric achieved his now infamous "woman tone" by running his amps as hot and loud as possible, rolling back the tone control on his SG and engaging his wah-wah to a fixed position.
Model 2: "Crossroads" A pivotal moment in Eric's career, "Crossroads" was penned by Robert Johnson, Eric's most important guitar influence. Its electrified delta blues form evolved from Eric's days with the Bluesbreakers.
Model 3: "Badge" Eric used a rotating organ speaker for the swirling guitar breaks between the verse and chorus. This sound was achieved by overdriving the amplifier within the rotary speaker and by strategically placing 2 microphones around the rotating speakers and panning their signals into a stereo field.
Model 4: "Layla" Eric's most recognized guitar riff and song feature him on "Brownie," his Fender Strat guitar, through a tweed Fender Champ amplifier.
Model 5: "Lay Down Sally" is a country style shuffle featuring Eric and George Terry in a counterpoint guitar duet.
Model 6: "Layla" (Acoustic) A pivotal moment in Eric's career was his live acoustic performance on the MTV television series "Unplugged." This setting transforms your electric guitar signal into Eric's vintage acoustic heard on this performance.
Model 7: "Reptile," Eric's title track on his 2001 release "Reptile" features a classic Gibson L-5 jazz guitar played through his custom Cornell tweed combo. Some chorusing and reverb were added during mixdown.
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