What Happened To Clapton's Beno Amp

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  1. Jason Carter

    Jason Carter Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm not up to date on my Clapton History. Does the Beano Amp still exist or did it disappear? I searched google but couldn't find any info.
     
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    He had to leave it in a club in Greece when he had to flee for his life.
     
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    Corrected for the safety of the thread :rotflmao
     
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    Jason Carter Silver Supporting Member

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    I just read all the drama about wether or not Clapton used a treble booster during the Bluesbreaker sessions. I know the Les Paul is gone, it would be nice to know what happened to the amp.
     
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    There is no drama and there is no booster on the Beano album. End of story.

    The amp was indeed lost in Greece and has never resurfaced.
     
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    I thanks for confirming 2 things about the the Beano tone. I've read the story about Greece in a couple different places and I don't hear anything on the Beano album to suggest the need for a pedal.
     
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    Markom owns it.
     
  8. tonefordays

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    B,b,but who plays it?
     
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    Confirming this.
     
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    It turned into this:

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  11. It's Time!

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    I have the Beano amp, but I have since torn the tolex off and modded it into a Bassman.

    Do you wanna buy it :confused:
     
  12. Jeff West

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    The one left in Greece (in late '65) was an earlier Marshall, JTM45 head and 4x12. It's in numerous mid '65 London bandstand photos then at least one in Greece. Clapton's return to London and Mayall was in late '65, and BB album was recorded several months into '66. The BB combo seems very likely to date to 11/65-3/66 purchase by EC. I don't think anyone who's talking inc EC or Mayall claims to know what happened to it.
     
  13. mojocaster.com

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    Actually, I need to step up and debunk this myth of his amp being a Marshall.

    For this album, Eric actually borrowed my Dr Z Carmen Ghia. He wanted to borrow my Collings I35 as well, but I drew the line there :D

    [​IMG]
     
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    Can't argue with you tehre :)
     
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    I would luv to know...............because his tone after starting in the 70's was awful........

    He and his playing are great...............but his tone...........ahh.....I can't say...........

    Nothing like the early days, Les Pauls, 335's, SG............and Plexi's........ah those were the days........Clapton & Cream...........:banana:banana:banana

    Who in heck introduced him to those bone crushing, Lace Sensors......I wonder if the culprit lies amongst us on TGP........:eek:

    Clapton must have felt like Caesar..........famous last words "καὶ σὺ τέκνον"...........before the Lace Sensors were set into his Strat...
     
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    He hasn't played Lace Sensors in quite a while now ;)
     
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    Thank GOD!

    I see he is starting to get it............or should I say.... listening to the folks at TGP..........335 is back in the arsenal.........

    But until I see a 100 watt Plexi..............I am not bought.......

    He had such great tone..............in those days..........
     
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    It's hard to argue with a LP and a Marshall, it is the PBJ of electric guitar tone.
     
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    Mr. Hanky,

    You know tone..............and I can't agree with you more.........[​IMG]
     
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    Music Ground owns the amp, it's real and you can buy it, never mind it has the wrong transformer and it's wired wrong and has the wrong caps and the grille cloth is wrong and the cabinet looks brand new and the vent holes are the wrong shape and...
     

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