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Style: Blues, Southern rock
Influenced by: Duane Allman, Elmore James, Howlin’ Wolf
Gear: Gibson SG
Find out more:www.derektrucks.com
There are some obscure and up-and-coming artists in this feature. Derek Trucks doesn’t fall into either category.
As a member of The Allman Brothers Band and his own Derek Trucks Band, that he formed when he was 15 years old, the Truckster has enjoyed plenty of exposure and popularity over the years.
Best known for his expressive slide playing, Derek plays a Gibson '61 SG reissue which has a factory-fitted Vibrola vibrato unit, modified and a stop tailpiece. His main amp is a 1965 Fender Super Reverb.
By the way, if you’ve ever wondered how to tell a great slide player from one who should shut the feck up, point your eyeballs at this YouTube clip. The first minute is painful! Then Derek comes in to save the day…