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Thread started 08/03/06 6:34pm

thebanishedone

prince vs. eric clapton

prince in my opinion is better guitar player.
eric clapton stopped envolving as a guitar player after cream and derec and the dominos.
jeff beck wasnt much better then clapton in the 1960s.but jeff beck improved to as a player very much,while clapton never ever experimented on guitar after cream and derek and the dominos.
i mean listen to derek and the dominos live from filmore,eric played much better when he was 25 then now days
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Reply #1 posted 08/03/06 6:37pm

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thebanishedone said:

prince in my opinion is better guitar player.
eric clapton stopped envolving as a guitar player after cream and derec and the dominos.
jeff beck wasnt much better then clapton in the 1960s.but jeff beck improved to as a player very much,while clapton never ever experimented on guitar after cream and derek and the dominos.
i mean listen to derek and the dominos live from filmore,eric played much better when he was 25 then now days

Eric said himself PRINCE was awesome. I feel prince is better. But eric rocks!
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Reply #2 posted 08/03/06 7:48pm

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Every now and then throughout his carrear Clapton pulls out some really great solos but if I had to choose I would say Prince as a whole is probably a better guitarist than Clapton. One guitarist I think is just as talented a player as P but in a totally different style and who is sadly often never mentioned and forgotten about is former Stones and Bluesbreaker Mick Taylor.
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Reply #3 posted 08/03/06 7:59pm

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Without a doubt,Prince!!
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Reply #4 posted 08/03/06 8:44pm

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thebanishedone said:

prince in my opinion is better guitar player.
eric clapton stopped envolving as a guitar player after cream and derec and the dominos.
jeff beck wasnt much better then clapton in the 1960s.but jeff beck improved to as a player very much,while clapton never ever experimented on guitar after cream and derek and the dominos.
i mean listen to derek and the dominos live from filmore,eric played much better when he was 25 then now days


Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Eddie Van Halen...are all better guitarists. Did nothing but compose and play guitar. No protogees, no choreography, no movies....it's unreasonable to compare different music genres, anyway. forgot Pete Townsend,
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Reply #5 posted 08/03/06 10:24pm

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yes it's diferrent tween being a 6 shooter and prince ... eric, stevie, jimi, eddie, etc r 6 shooters ... every song depends on them bending ...
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Reply #6 posted 08/03/06 10:34pm

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Prince is a great player, but I love to hear Slowhand tear into a solo. He's more of a straight blues player than Prince, 'tis true. But, Clapton has a way with nuance, tone and dexterity that cannot be overrated.

Prince during "Small Club" era would've eaten Clapton for breakfast. Today? I'm not nearly as sure.
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Reply #7 posted 08/03/06 10:42pm

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Prince biggrin .
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Reply #8 posted 08/03/06 11:18pm

JesseDezz

Prince, 'cause though there are few things prettier than a "Slowhand" solo, Clapton has no funk at all. That's why I dug Stevie Ray Vaughan more. Clapton is a very "stately" player - you get no sense of "dirtiness/funk in his playing. But then again, you have other facets of playing, such as slide playing, which we've never heard P do. Clapton definitely can play some slide.

Still, I favor Prince, simply because he's a MUCH better/funkier rhythm player than Clapton and takes more chances in his solos. Clapton can still "bring it" when he wants to, though.
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Reply #9 posted 08/04/06 6:10am

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PurpleJam said:

Every now and then throughout his carrear Clapton pulls out some really great solos but if I had to choose I would say Prince as a whole is probably a better guitarist than Clapton. One guitarist I think is just as talented a player as P but in a totally different style and who is sadly often never mentioned and forgotten about is former Stones and Bluesbreaker Mick Taylor.



I just had a talk about Mick Taylor with a friend of mine today. He said he saw him live in the early 80s and was really impressed by his playing. Might have to check him out a little more closely.
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Reply #10 posted 08/04/06 7:39am

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Prince, 'cause though there are few things prettier than a "Slowhand" solo, Clapton has no funk at all. That's why I dug Stevie Ray Vaughan more. Clapton is a very "stately" player - you get no sense of "dirtiness/funk in his playing. But then again, you have other facets of playing, such as slide playing, which we've never heard P do. Clapton definitely can play some slide.

Still, I favor Prince, simply because he's a MUCH better/funkier rhythm player than Clapton and takes more chances in his solos. Clapton can still "bring it" when he wants to, though.



I think Clapton has funk. lol It's just that Prince has SO MUCH FUNK, that Eric's pales in comparison. And, you're right: SRV was super-funky, too. eek

Have you heard EC's album with BB King? "Riding with the King." Some amazing playing from EC and some stellar singing from BB.
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Reply #11 posted 08/04/06 8:51am

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thebanishedone said:

prince in my opinion is better guitar player.
eric clapton stopped envolving as a guitar player after cream and derec and the dominos.
jeff beck wasnt much better then clapton in the 1960s.but jeff beck improved to as a player very much,while clapton never ever experimented on guitar after cream and derek and the dominos.
i mean listen to derek and the dominos live from filmore,eric played much better when he was 25 then now days


ya know that phrase "better than" is all in the mind and ears of the listener. meanwhile both of them cats have changed the face of guitar as we know it, and are in a select fraternity of musicians that can make the hairs on the back of your neck shoot up in less than three notes...
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Reply #12 posted 08/04/06 9:18am

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Eric Clapton hands down, Prince don't even know who BB King is.
Jeff Beck hands down. Prince is a multi guy, Clapton has written tons of classics on guitar, Prince only has like Purple Rain and Let's Go Crazy.
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Reply #13 posted 08/04/06 9:30am

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workingupahiyellasweat said:

Eric Clapton hands down, Prince don't even know who BB King is.
Jeff Beck hands down. Prince is a multi guy, Clapton has written tons of classics on guitar, Prince only has like Purple Rain and Let's Go Crazy.



I kind of agree with your vote, but "Five Women" and Prince's other blues tunes suggest he knows a thing or two about BB King.
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Reply #14 posted 08/04/06 9:52am

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I would love to see Prince and Rufin go at it on the stage, that could cause an explosion in the building. Ruffin geats real rough and grimy with it!
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Reply #15 posted 08/04/06 9:53am

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workingupahiyellasweat said:

Eric Clapton hands down, Prince don't even know who BB King is.
Jeff Beck hands down. Prince is a multi guy, Clapton has written tons of classics on guitar, Prince only has like Purple Rain and Let's Go Crazy.



hmmm.... prince only shows off his guitar playing behind the scenes.... and live.
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Reply #16 posted 08/04/06 12:44pm

thebanishedone

yes prince and eric can compare,both are blues rock players,prince is much superior.
eric is good,but he dont chalenge his playing at all.
small club -prince is much better player then he was at the time of small club.
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Reply #17 posted 08/04/06 1:51pm

goosebumps

I've only sen one person play 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' as good as Eric Clapton, and that is Prince. Prince is much more diverse, whereas Clapton is a bit more predictable. They are both awesome, but in different ways.
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Reply #18 posted 08/04/06 1:57pm

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I generally don't like this type of thread, I think they are both great players and am not trying to choose one.

HOWEVER, someone earlier hit on something that spoke to me. I think the reason I choose Prince is that he is so nasty. Clapton feels like the professor and Prince feels like the girl in class who will blow you. It is interesting to hear the professor speak, but you'd rather be getting blown.
Studies have shown the ass crack of the average Prince fan to be abnormally large. This explains the ease and frequency of their panties bunching up in it.
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Reply #19 posted 08/04/06 2:44pm

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I think I missed Prince playing that song. when has he played it?
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Reply #20 posted 08/04/06 3:01pm

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oldpurple said:

I think I missed Prince playing that song. when has he played it?

Which song??
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Reply #21 posted 08/04/06 3:07pm

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oldpurple said:

I think I missed Prince playing that song. when has he played it?


If you're speaking of "while my guitar gently weeps" I believe that was the 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.
Studies have shown the ass crack of the average Prince fan to be abnormally large. This explains the ease and frequency of their panties bunching up in it.
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Reply #22 posted 08/04/06 3:33pm

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thebanishedone said:

yes prince and eric can compare,both are blues rock players,prince is much superior.
eric is good,but he dont chalenge his playing at all.
small club -prince is much better player then he was at the time of small club.



You can be very biased in your assesments. I am a Prince head also, but Eric is a guitar god, Prince is not. Prince is not a blues rock player. I have yet to hear Prince play blues, or even rock if we really want to get down to the bare bones. Prince has gotten better technically since the 80's, but he still tends to hide behind too many effects and loops. It seems as he got better technically he added more effects.

What does Eric need to challenege his playing for? He is already a Guitar God.

Prince needs to stop treating the guitar like a toy, and just play guitar. Speaking of challenge, Prince has been doing the same runs for over a decade, now he just uses the whammy more.

Prince is a much better player now by far. He would have never been able to pull of Question Of You and Joy solos like that back then.
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Reply #23 posted 08/04/06 4:49pm

jonylawson

eric clapton?

an estate agent from surrey.
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Reply #24 posted 08/04/06 5:05pm

workingupahiye
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shuggie Otis >>>>> Prince
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Reply #25 posted 08/04/06 5:15pm

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Mars23 said:

oldpurple said:

I think I missed Prince playing that song. when has he played it?


If you're speaking of "while my guitar gently weeps" I believe that was the 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.



my bad and many thanks
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Reply #26 posted 08/04/06 9:47pm

thebanishedone

you are righ about prince hiding behind effects,but that was in the rave 2000 dvd period of time.since then the only effects he uses are a bit of distortion and wah wah/.
prince's guitar style is blues rock.its lifted direct from hendrix legacy.
clapton is guitar god,but so is prince.
prince's playing on while my guitar... is much better and more advanturous then claptons original
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Reply #27 posted 08/04/06 9:48pm

thebanishedone

the only scale eric ever used was/is 5 notes pentatonic.he didnt envolve at all
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Reply #28 posted 08/04/06 9:50pm

thebanishedone

on cream reunion dvd clapton played very unispired
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Reply #29 posted 08/05/06 3:37am

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workingupahiyellasweat said:

Eric Clapton hands down, Prince don't even know who BB King is.
Jeff Beck hands down. Prince is a multi guy, Clapton has written tons of classics on guitar, Prince only has like Purple Rain and Let's Go Crazy.



Hmm, do you know the solos he did on the ONA tour during "The Other Side of the Pillow" and "Strollin'"?
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