Aclam The Woman Tone review

Eric Clapton adjusted his guitar’s knobs to get that signature sound, and now it can be yours by stomping on a footswitch

Aclam Woman Tone
(Image: © Future / Olly Curtis)

Guitar World Verdict

In basic terms, this is a quality Marshall-flavoured overdrive pedal with the added practicality of a switchable tone preset. But, more specifically, if you want to recreate that Clapton flavour, this will give you instant access.


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    Classy artwork.

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    Solid build quality.

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    Marshall-style drive sound.

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    Footswitchable tone alteration for authentic ‘woman’ tone.


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    No complaints about the pedal, but adjusting your guitar’s knobs costs a lot less!

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We’ve all heard it, haven’t we? Eric Clapton’s ‘woman’ tone on Cream songs such as Feel Free and Sunshine Of Your Love is legendary. 

Showcased by the man himself in the documentary of Cream’s 1968 farewell concert, it’s a fulsome rounded tone that sings with midrange while still being a touch edgy, and is achieved in part by rolling back the tone pots on the electric guitar

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Trevor Curwen

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.