Today, Reverb.com, the leading online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling music gear, announced that it has partnered with Albert Hammond Jr. to auction off amps used throughout his career as lead guitarist for The Strokes and as a solo artist. In coordination with Reverb Gives—Reverb’s charitable initiative dedicated to getting musical instruments into the hands of students who need them—proceeds from The Albert Hammond Jr Reverb Charity Auction will benefit The Otis Redding Foundation, Girls Rock Santa Barbara, and Brooklyn United.
“These amps have been played on early Strokes albums and all over the world—two of them as recently as last year, when we played Lollapalooza Argentina in front of 90,000 people,” said Hammond, who recently switched from his Fender Blues Deville amps to Fender Deluxe Reverb amps. Of the Blues Deville’s he selling, Hammond says, “They’re incredible, well-made amps, so I’m excited to get them into the hands of other musicians and to use the money to put music gear into the hands of students who need them.”
The Albert Hammond Jr Reverb Charity Auction will include eight amps used throughout Hammond’s career, including:
Two 2000 Fender Hot Rod Devilles that were the main amps Hammond used to record The Strokes’ first three studio albums Is This It?, Room on Fire, and First Impressions. Both amps were also used live on the tours that supported those albums.
A 2010 Fender Hot Rod Deville 2×12 III amp used on tour to support The Strokes’ fourth studio album Angles as well as band’s 2015 Hyde Park shows.
A 2010 Fender Hot Rod Deville 2×12 III amp used during The Strokes headlining set at Lollapalooza Argentina 2017—the biggest show of the band’s career.