Ok, I'll probably get tons of hate mail and death threats for this post, so I'll preface it. First, I think The Cream in their hayday was the best rock band there ever was or ever will be. 3 of the best musicians in the world at their respective instruments. Second, I think that the reunion show was worth doing and Clapton's playing was extremely passionate and amazing. You can tell he still has the fire and the chops. Third, I've never dug Clapton's Strat tones since he left Cream or at least Derek and the Dominoes. I just have never liked them. It's like he's trying to make a Strat sound like the Paul or SG he used with the Cream...but it just never does. And it never really sounds like a good old Strat tone to me either. Here's where the hate mail starts...I think Clapton's tone is one of his worst to date and didn't fit the material on the reunion show in May. Maybe it's my own pre-conceived notion that they would sound like they did in 1966-68, but the Strat through the Tweed Twins just sounds wimpy and ragged, especially in the low end. The Strat just doesn't fit those songs, although it may have been better through a Plexi-style amp. I also thought that Jack and Ginger just sounded worn out and old, but this is a guitar site, so I digress. Go easy on me here guys. This is just my opinion. I covet the sounds on those old Cream records, especially the live albums as some of the most quintessential guitar sounds ever. The new Cream tone from Clapton just didn't do it for me.