Derek Trucks’ PRS HXDA

Derek used a PRS HXDA amp with the Allman Brothers Band circa 2012, paired with a 1963 Fender Tube Reverb amp. This amp was modeled after Duane Allman’s Marshall amp, which he famously used at the Live At the Fillmore concerts.

It seems that Derek started using PRS amps with the ABB around 2009, and at first he used a PRS Dallas and a PRS Original Sewell, but he eventually moved on to an HXDA.

I’ve been using a ’63 Fender Tube Reverb unit in front of a custom 100-watt Paul Reed Smith amp that’s kind of modeled on Duane’s 50-watt Marshall—the Fillmore Marshall. It’s got a lot of headroom, but it always keeps that growl and attack. It runs pretty hot. I don’t like playing at such a high volumes, but it’s one of the few amps that really feels like my Fender feels on a good night. I have complete control. I can get it to sing, or breathe, or bark.

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


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