All Levels


iOS Apps by justinguitar

The JustinGuitar Store


Buying things through the links below cost you no more but contribute a little to the site! Thanks, J.


Justinguitar - Free Guitar Lessons

Blues Lick #43: Stevie Ray Vaughan

The Blues Guitar Lessons

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

Watch The Video Lesson



Stevie Ray Vaughan Style Lick

Yes I'm aware that I messed up the numbers here! Will get onto fixing it at some point!
Got em mixed up with the last SRV lick. :(

Getting The Sound

For this lick I'm using a Fender USA Stratocaster (1989) 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 Position 2, the blend of the neck and middle pickups, I have no idea if this what SRV used, but it sounded closest to the reference track. Volume right up. Tone right up.

Amp Settings
Getting the sound for this is a lot about the Reverb! Turn it up :) lots of verb here and it really adds depth to the lick. You'll have to experiment with your Reverb box and just see where it sounds good on yours. The EQ settings (Bass, Middle, Treble) will be different on your guitar that it was on mine, my 2 strats sound incredibly different so 'exact settings' even if you had the same amp would be not very accurate... but my settings (for use as a starting point): Volume 6, Treble 7, Bass 8, Reverb 7, Lead N/A, Master Volume 3.

Pedal Settings
None used! The signal went through my mini pedalboard but the only thing I used was the tuner!


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-543