Fender Super Reverb combo guitar amplifier, Serial No. A-15064,
Lot 33W
A 1966 Fender Super Reverb, Serial No. A-15064,2
Sold for US$ 30,500 inc. premium
Lot Details
A 1966 Fender Super Reverb,
Serial No. A-15064,
Date Code PL on tube chart, front control style open-back cabinet with black tolex covering, silver grille cloth, black control panel stamped Super Reverb Amp, ten 'numbered' style rotary controls, two slide switches, four jack inputs, red jewel pilot lamp, chrome tilt legs, three Fender Z 10-inch speakers and one replacement 10-inch speaker [front panel loose], 117V, US plug, tape at the bottom of the cabinet inscribed S.L. MAIN A15064; and a black flight case with various stickers, the top with several strips of white tape with various inscriptions including Derek Trucks EC Band, Fender 4x10 Super Rev !!Fragile!! E.C. To New York Crossroads' 07 and a green sticker printed Load-In Position, inscribed STAGE (2)

Footnotes

  • This amp was loaned to and used by Derek Trucks whilst on tour as a member of Eric Clapton's band during 2006 and 2007. Trucks mostly played his Gibson SG on stage through a pair of blackface Super Reverbs side by side. This amp was set up as Trucks' main amp whilst his own amp was set next to it as the second amp.

    Derek Trucks, nephew of The Allman Brothers' band drummer Butch Trucks and lead guitarist with The Allman Brothers Band since 1999 also lead his own band with his wife Susan Tedeschi, and toured with Clapton in 2006 and 2007. In his interview with Guitar Player magazine in 2009, Trucks commented:
    "[Clapton] asked me [to join his band] out of the blue. I think he was just looking for a new guitar foil to play off...I was weaned on Derek and the Dominos .. I experienced a moment of realization that I was in Clapton's actual band one night during "Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad", when I looked over and saw him there playing!"

    Photo: Derek Trucks using this amp at the Royal Albert Hall, 25 May 2006. Photograph courtesy of Shinichiro Yoshino
Activities
Contacts
  1. Stephanie Connell
    Specialist - Entertainment Memorabilia
    Bonhams
    Work
    Montpelier Street
    London, SW7 1HH
    United Kingdom
    Work +44 20 7393 3844
    FaxFax: +44 20 7393 3873