Derek Trucks’ Dunlop DT01 Medicine Bottle Slide

This is a glass slide that Dunlop developed together with Derek, and it’s based heavily on the Dunlop Pyrex slide that Derek was using up until that point.

However, it’s also obvious that his signature slide is influenced by a Coricidin bottle, from the name itself, and from the fact that Pyrex slides are basically one width all the way, and don’t have a neck and a lip as the DT-01 does.

It’s essentially the same large Dunlop Pyrex slide that I’ve used for ten years, but they are all slightly different in size. I tried to get mine a little more uniform. I’m naturally apprehensive about doing a signature anything. I finally agreed to the slide because I didn’t have to change anything— it’s exactly what I use.

Ball & Chain, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi’s Blues Union, Guitar Player. 2012


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