Derek Trucks


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06-05-2006, 09:06 PM
Does anyone listen to Derek Trucks? He is an amazing slide guitarist in his 20's who has played with the Allman Brothers and is touring with Clapton now.

Anyways for those of you who do, do you know what tunings he plays in. Also, what types of scales does he play, and how long does it take to learn to play in those tunings?


06-05-2006, 09:11 PM
If he's who I think he is (Lefty guy with no paint on part of his guitar?) he has the strings upside down.

06-05-2006, 09:13 PM
No, he doesn't play with the strings upside down. He plays a gibson, and I am pretty sure he is righty.

06-05-2006, 09:17 PM
I don't know what scales he frequents, but I believe he plays his parts mostly in open E tuning.

The Master Plan
06-05-2006, 09:21 PM
Yea Open E and D, check the Blues and Jazz Forums for more info on him, I'm sure there's a thread on him. Also he doesnt use any effect just guitar through amp with alot of soul.

06-05-2006, 09:22 PM
open E being from low to high, E-B-E-G#-B-E... or it could also be E-G#-E-G#-B-E... but the first one is most common

and the guy that plays left handed with the strings upsidedown is Doyle Braham II, a great guitarist as well

06-05-2006, 10:03 PM
Open E, A, and D. Remember to raise the action if you intend to use a slide.

06-05-2006, 10:10 PM

06-06-2006, 02:34 AM
Derek Trucks is so talented. Honestly on his way to becomming a legend. I have the Allman Brothers: Live at the Beacon DVD and just watching him play makes me wish I could do half of the things he does on a guitar.

06-06-2006, 03:11 AM
He only uses Open E, guys. Read his website.

But yes, he's ****ing amazing!

06-06-2006, 03:21 AM
yeah, he does everything in open E, even the parts without slide. he is amazing, i saw him with clapton, unbelievable! check out his video when he was just 16 years old, just amazing

06-06-2006, 08:25 AM
only open e, what video form 16 yrs old?!?!

06-06-2006, 08:32 AM

here you go boy, but i must warn you, this video causes suicide temptations

06-06-2006, 09:41 AM
^kick ass

06-06-2006, 02:29 PM

here you go boy, but i must warn you, this video causes suicide temptations

I've never had any suicidal intentions from that video but I have come close to pulling out my wee-man and wanking to that.

I've seen Derek with The Brothers and have heard a little bit of his solo stuff. He's an awesome guitarist.

06-10-2006, 01:20 PM
I finally received Joyful Noise in the mail the other day and I'm blown away. Derek Trucks is one of the most versatile guitarists of today. He really inspires me to want to get better at slide.

06-16-2006, 12:03 AM
He's one of the best guitarists I have ever seen. I've seen the Allman Brothers band three times with him, the Derek Trucks band twice and I've seen him play with Phil Lesh and Friends once. He's one of the most exciting young guitarists out there. A worthy heir to the throne of Duane.

06-16-2006, 01:53 AM
Seen DTB twice? I envy your very being!

I really really really really really REALLY ****ING REALLY want to see his band live. Studio CDs aren't enough!

Saw him twice with ABB, though, will be three times this September. :p:

06-17-2006, 11:38 AM
I've seen him once with The Allman Brothers Band - it would've been twice had my dad and I chosen them over the Yankees and Red Sox, which we should have done since the Yankees lost. :sad:

I'll most likely see him twice this year - with The Allman Brothers Band and again with Eric Clapton.

06-17-2006, 12:07 PM
If he's who I think he is (Lefty guy with no paint on part of his guitar?) he has the strings upside down.

thats doyle bramhall III.

derek trucks is awesome.

The Master Plan
06-17-2006, 01:45 PM
Does anyone have the tourdates?

06-17-2006, 03:07 PM
I saw him with clapton a few months ago, he (and robert cray) definitely the highlights.

06-22-2006, 10:18 PM
Derek Trucks makes me want to commit suicide (and I mean that in the most non-emo way possible). Jesus, he is good.

:down: :down: :down:

06-23-2006, 10:16 PM

Have you ever seen him live before?

The Master Plan
06-23-2006, 11:49 PM
I saw him on Conan O' Brian and he was very good.

06-26-2006, 10:18 PM
Yeah, I got to see him live in Februrary. He is a God, no doubt about it.