John Mayer owns the Dumble amp that Stevie Ray Vaughan used to record Texas Flood

John Mayer
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Dumble guitar amps are some of the most celebrated in history, and such is their exclusivity that only a handful of high-profile players – among them Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Robben Ford and Carlos Santana – are known to play them on a regular basis.

Another name on that list is John Mayer – a guitar gear connoisseur whose personal Dumble stash is so well stocked that, if one malfunctions on stage, he always has a spare waiting in the wings to bring into action.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.