John Mayer reveals he used a Fractal amp modeler for some of Sob Rock’s standout six-string moments

John Mayer
Mayer, with his signature PRS Silver Sky, in a Sob Rock album outtake (Image credit: Carlos Serrao)

John Mayer’s much sought-after, highly celebrated tone is synonymous with two things: his trusted PRS Silver Sky, and one of a number of tube amps.

Be it a Dumble or a Two Rock, Mayer is rarely seen without a boutique guitar amp by his side, and, as such, his coveted guitar tone is sometimes seen as being out of reach for the average electric guitar-slinging layperson.

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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.