Some of you may recall that my first amp was a '65 Fender Bassman 50 with a 212 cab. My assessment of the tone I got out of this rig with a '65 P-bass was that it was the worst known to humans. WRONG! My new band is doing Crossroads, Clapton-style, so I was listening to it on a Cream album in my car. Bruce's tone is so horrible that I had to pull over to throw up! Beyond that, his line is so disjointed and meandering, I immediately decided that I'm going to fix it up and play something meaningful, without respect to the original. It just sucks too much! Then, the other night at rehearsal, a couple of the folks in the band (including the leader) were discussing a former lead guitarist who said "Clapton is over-rated." I said, "Well, he is." Oop. A bit of a political faux pas. Clapton is a hero to the current lead guitarist, who happens to be the lead singer's (the boss) husband. But, I'm still in the band, so I must not suck. I did a little damage control by saying, "Well, his guitar work isn't that exceptional, but as a total musician, he's great." Hope it worked.