If you’re a fan of The Strokes, this is it. Guitarist Albert Hammond Jr has announced that he will be generously auctioning off 8 amplifiers for The Otis Redding Foundation, Girls Rock Santa Barbara, and Brooklyn United Music and Arts Program, through a Reverb Charity Auction.
The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr is doing a bit of a cleanout by selling off eight Fender Hot Rod Deville amplifiers for charity.
The amps in question are eight Fender Hot Rod Devilles of assorted year models, including two 2000 Hot Rod DeVilles, which were used to record The Strokes debut album Is This It, and were played on the subsequent tour and even on the Strokes follow up albums, Room on Fire and First Impressions. No doubt they should fetch a pretty penny.
The other six Hot Rods were used by Hammond in studios and stages over the years, including the bands 2015 headline show in Hyde Park and Lollapalooza Argentina just last year.
“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,” stated Hammond.
“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.”
It’s rumoured that Hammond has switched his favour for Fender Deluxe Reverb amps, so perhaps it’s just a bit of cleanout. Well, his loss is our ‘gain’.
The Albert Hammond Jr Reverb Auction opens today and ends on the 20th of November, check out the Reverb store for more information.