Kenny Wayne Shepherd reveals his onstage Fender amps are actually Dumbles in disguise

Kenny Wayne Shepherd performs as part of Experience Hendrix at ACL Live on September 30, 2014 in Austin, Texas
(Image credit: Rick Kern/WireImage)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd recently sat down for an in-depth interview with Total Guitar, and during the chat, the blues electric guitar phenom revealed that the amps you see him playing through onstage may say Fender on the cabinets, but they're actually modified Dumbles.

“You’ll see all Fender amps on the stage, but they are what we call in the hot-rod community – because I am a big car guy – they are like sleepers, which is basically if you pull up next to a car and maybe your grandmother might be driving it but it has 800hp under the hood,” Shepherd said. 

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.