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Blues Lick #11: T-Bone Walker

The Blues Guitar Lessons

Lick the Blues with a phrase from one of the Grand Masters of the blues

This lick was made famous by Chuck Berry, but he stole it from T-Bone!! It's all over the place in T-Bone's solos, and there are many variations too - very influential lick!

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T-Bone Walker Style Lick


Getting The Sound

For this lick I'm using a Gibson 335 guitar (1969) into a Fender Super Champ (old valve one from 1983 designed by Rivera, not the current model) recorded with a Shure SM57 microphone.

Guitar Settings
To get the sound I used the neck pickup with the volume rolled off a little to keep the sound clean, and also the tone rolled back a little (between 8/9) just to fatten the sound a little.

Amp Settings
'Exact settings' even if you have the same amp and guitar will probably not sound exactly the same... I kept the amp pretty clean nothing exciting. My settings (to use as a starting point): Volume 6, Treble 6, Bass 7, Reverb 3, Lead N/A, Master Volume 3.

Pedal Settings


Blues Lead Guitar DVD

The JustinGuitar Blues Licks App
All 56 licks from my Blues Masters series are available in iOS app format where you can download the video lessons into your device, see the lick tab onscreen, loop section of the video and with an easy bookmarking system to find the bits of the video you want to see. If you wanna get these words into your vocabulary you'll love this app!

Available now on the app store!




Lesson ID: BL-511