In this photo, Trucks is visible with Washburn E300. It is said that this gui... more
In this photo, Trucks is visible with Washburn E300. It is said that this guitar was used somewhere around 2002.
In this Washburn advert, Trucks is visible with tobacco sunburst model of Was... more
In this Washburn advert, Trucks is visible with tobacco sunburst model of Washburn P4. He also used E300.
In this video, Trucks is visible playing Gibson SG Reissue. According to SG ... more
In this video, Trucks is visible playing Gibson SG Reissue. According to SG Guitar Book, written by Tony Bacon, on page 108, it is said that Trucks received this guitar around 1990. On page 109, it said it was used until the 1999, when the headstock broke.
At a Blues and Rock Festival in Western Maryland, Trucks can be seen playing ... more
At a Blues and Rock Festival in Western Maryland, Trucks can be seen playing a Silvertone Artist.
Derek Trucks holds and plays his Gibson Derek Trucks Signature SG electric gu... more
Derek Trucks holds and plays his Gibson Derek Trucks Signature SG electric guitar throughout his video. Courtesy of gibson.com, here is a more thorough description of the guitar:
"The Derek Trucks Signature SG is crafted by Gibson USA in the image of the groundbreaking 1961 SG, with its radical asymmetrical dual-horned body style with characteristic beveled body edges. Body and neck are made from Grade-A mahogany and finished in high-gloss Heritage Cherry. The neck is carved to the slim “true D” profile of the early ’60s, which measures .800” deep at the 1st fret and .895” at the 12th. A rosewood fingerboard carries 22 medium-jumbo frets, with a 12-inch radius for smooth, easy bending. The hardware complement is where this instrument first departs from original 1961 SGs, and the Derek Trucks Signature SG carries the decorative Lyre vibrato cover with the vibrato mechanism itself removed—a Trucks mod—and a stopbar tailpiece in its place. Also at the artist’s request, the guitar employs the early style “no wire” ABR-1 Tune-o-matic tailpiece, and is issued without a pickguard. The headstock carries pearloid button vintage-style tuners as well as a PLEK-cut Corian nut for superb resonance and sustain, and is adorned with a mother-of-pearl Gibson logo and holly inlay."
"To give this instrument all the deep, in-the-bone tone of the originals, Gibson USA loads the Derek Trucks Signature SG with a pair of the most accurate PAF-styled humbuckers available today. The ‘57 Classics in the neck and bridge position are made with genuine Alnico II magnets, and wound with 42-AWG enamel-coated wire just like the originals, but are wax potted to combat microphonic squeal for high-volume playing. This pair offers throaty warm neck tones with plenty of clarity, and sweet, singing lead tones from the bridge position, with rounder, funkier tones in between. At Derek Trucks’s request, the ‘57 Classics are routed through 500k potentiometers for both volume and tone for each pickup."
At 0:05, Derek Trucks of [The Allman Brothers](http://equipboard.com/band/the... more
At 0:05, Derek Trucks of The Allman Brothers, The Derek Trucks Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Frogwings is seen playing a Gibson Firebird Vintage Electric Guitar for the Tedeschi Trucks Band song 'Come see about me' live.
In this [interview](http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/19584-tedeschi-truc... more
In this video, where Trucks performs "Rollin and Tumblin" with Susan Tedeschi... more
In this video, where Trucks performs "Rollin and Tumblin" with Susan Tedeschi, he is visible playing the Martin D-28 acoustic.
Derek’s backup SG; he keeps it tuned one whole step down – Drop D. This one... more
Derek’s backup SG; he keeps it tuned one whole step down – Drop D. This one has the tremolo tailpiece.
Trucks played his PRS McCarty with Allman Brothers Band, as seen in this photo. more
Trucks played his PRS McCarty with Allman Brothers Band, as seen in this photo.
Trucks here is clearly playing a 1457 more
Trucks here is clearly playing a 1457
Trucks is seen here with a Gibson Les Paul more
Trucks is seen here with a Gibson Les Paul
In this video, which shows Trucks playing on his 20th birthday, he is visible... more
In this video, which shows Trucks playing on his 20th birthday, he is visible playing Gibson SG Standard. It is suggested that this has became his main guitar after his '62 reissue broke.
According to an article on jambase.com posted by the Derek Trucks Band about ... more
According to an article on jambase.com posted by the Derek Trucks Band about their stolen music equipment, Derek's stage amp is a 1996 Matchless Chieftain 2X10 combo amp.
“It’s taken a long time to find a sound that cut, and not be overly aggressiv... more
“It’s taken a long time to find a sound that cut, and not be overly aggressive. I tried a dozen different things, and up until this year when I started using this [PRS] head, it was just a constant battle.
For me the first thing is comfort - not having to second-guess your sound, your tone, your instrument. And when you find an amp that you feel great about, when you know you can bring it down and have the really subtle tones, and then crank it up and don’t have to worry about the amp sagging on you, it frees you up to actually play and not think about the equipment.
With this, it’s been a rock. It feels great, it sounds great, and it’s consistent from night to night. We tried this out in rehearsal in New York City early this year, and it was just Volume and Tone - pretty simple. It immediately fit in really well… it’s been such a blessing to not fight the tone war all night. I can get down to just really playing.”
In this video, Derek Trucks sings the praises of the PRS Dallas 50W Tube Guit... more
In this video, Derek Trucks sings the praises of the PRS Dallas 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head, which is sitting on top of a PRS 2x12 120W Open-Back Guitar Speaker Cabinet.
In an interview with [PremierGuitar](http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/19... more
In an interview with PremierGuitar, the 1965 Super Reverb is listed as one of Derek's amps.
Derek Trucks has been using a Fender 63' Reverb Unit in The Allman Brothers b... more
Derek Trucks has been using a Fender 63' Reverb Unit in The Allman Brothers because his PRS amp doesn't have the reverb feature. Throughout this video , it can be spotted on the right side of Dereks PRS amp.
Derek Trucks' guitar tech, Bobby Tis, confirms the use of it in this interview "Bobby Tis: The PRS does not have reverb, so before hitting the amp, Trucks’ guitar runs through a 1963 Fender Reverb unit."
In [this interview](http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/talkingyourt... more
In this interview, Trucks says, "The most techie thing I have on stage is this (TC Electronic PolyTune guitar) tuner. You can play all six strings, and it shows you each string individually. I don't use that function ever, but I have it. It can tune all six strings if you're good enough to do them all at the same time."
Trucks from a USA Today [interview](http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/column... more
Trucks from a USA Today interview: "The most techie thing I have on stage is this (TC Electronic PolyTune guitar) tuner. You can play all six strings, and it shows you each string individually. I don't use that function ever, but I have it. It can tune all six strings if you're good enough to do them all at the same time."
The only effect pedal between Derek Trucks and his trusty Alessandro AZZ Amp more
The only effect pedal between Derek Trucks and his trusty Alessandro AZZ Amp
At 2.58 in this [video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li20-CDmOWU), the int... more
At 2.58 in this video, the interviewer asks Derek Trucks about his use of his slide, and why Derek chose the dunlop slide. Derek talks about his history with the slide guitar, his preferences, and ends up commenting on the coricidin bottle saying "That's what i need. And that just became what I've used forever".
In this gallery from premieguitar of Tedeschi Trucks Bands gear in 2013, you can see the signature slide that he has been using, the third picture.
He used Coricidin Medicine Bottles because it had a cleaner sound than metal ... more
He used Coricidin Medicine Bottles because it had a cleaner sound than metal slides but I don't think he uses them anymore because he has his own signature slide made by Jim Dunlop.
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