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Why is the Clapton signature Stratocaster the Absolute most powerful Humbucker guitar in the world ?

Pete7654a

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The Clapton signature Stratocaster is easily the most powerful Humbucker guitar in the world.
Thats pretty easily explained. It has Stacked Humbuckers, it has active circutry run by a battery ( active guitars run by a battery are always a lot gitter Than passive guitars it does not matter that the Stacked Humbuckers : Vintage Noice less are passive) and it has an incredible 25 DB mid boost. That makes it in a league of its own. Nothing even gets close to the Clapton signature Stratocaster Humbucker wise. At 25 DB mid boost the Clapton signature is about 20-30 times more powerful than a Gibson Les Paul Humbucker wise ( depending n what Gibson Les Paul model it is). To explain it it has been measured that a Gibson Les Paul has the equivalent of 7 to 11 DB mid boost ( 7 being the lowest and 11 the highest. That is you can get the guitar to go from its lowest to its highest by changing it on your guitar). In some Gibson Les Paul it has the equivalent of 7 to 12 DB mid boost.
The Clapton Stratocaster because of its Stacked Humbuckers and active circutry starts at 12 DB mid boost and goes up to an incredible 25 DB mid boost. So even with the boost off it more powerful than a Gibson Les Paul. Then as Humbucker power doubles with each 3 DB mid booost if you would use the 11DB mid boost maximum from a Gibson Les Paul, the Humbucker power would double at 14 DB mid boost. Be 4 times as powerful Humbucker wise at 17 DB mid boost. At 20 DB mid boost the Humbucker power would be 8 times more powerful than at 11 DB mid boost. At 23 DB mid boost it is 16 times more powerful than at 11 DB mid boost Humbucker wise. The Clapton Stratocaster has 25 DB mid boost, had it has 26 DB mid boost it would have been 32 times more powerful Humbucker wise than a Gibson Les Paul. Since it has 25 DB mid boost it is about 25 to 30 times more powerful than a Gibson Les Paul Humbucker wise. This is pure physics that comes from Fenders Reaearch and Devolopment department. Documents are from 1985. Clapton played a Les Paul on a few Numbers in 1985 and they wanted it to be possible to Switch guitars between Numbers. The Gibson Les Paul Clapton had was at maximum 11 DB mid boost. Fender wanted the Clapton signature Stratocaster to be more powerful at its lowest ( 12 DB mid boost) but still possible to Switch guitar easily. Then Clapton after switching guitars could go up to the incredible 25 DB mid boost if he wanted ( which he always did). The hotter Gibson Les Pauls that has a maximum of 12 DB mid boost using the same correct psydics formula Will not have as big a difference ( The Clapton signature Stratocaster is 25 to 30 times more powerful Humbucker wise than the Classic Gibson Les Paul.
Using the same formula the Clapton signature Stratocaster Will be about 17 to 20 times more powerful Humbucker wise.
Reading Claptons autobiography he states he started recording with a Stratocaster in 1974. The earlier solo records and Derek and the dominos were recorded with a Gibson Les Paul by Clapton ( see page 179 in his auto biography)., by 1982 Clapton was fed up with the Stratocaster and Signed with a company called Strings and Things. A year or 2 later Fender offers Clapton the biggest amount of money offered to a guitarist to sign with Fender. Clapton answers ” If you can build me the absolute most powerful Humbucker guitar in the world I sign with Fender”. Fender suceeds in building the absolute most powerful Humbucker guitar the world has ever seen. Still today nothing gets even close. Thats the guitar Clapton has used since early 1986 and became the Clapton signature Stratocaster in 1988. Clapton only used a regular Stratocaster for 8 to 11 years he writes in his auto biography. From 1974 to December 1985, deducted with the time he was under contract with Strings and Things, hence the 8 to 11 year period.
Clapton does not see his guitar as a Stratocaster and off course he should not. A Stratocaster is a single coil guitar. The Clapton signature Stratocaster is the absolute most powerful Humbucker guitar in the world. If you are going to buy the Clapton signature Stratocaster be sure to have very powerful amps, because the brutal Humbucker power in the Clapton signature Stratocaster will brake a normal amp immidiately.
 

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I have the Lace Sensor model and love it. I have a newer pewter noiseless one, and the neck is not as good (for me). They're great guitars!

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