Achieve Duane Allman’s Tone


In this lesson I want to give you a couple tips that will make your blues guitar playing sound more like Duane Allman.

In this video I used:

Gibson Les Paul Traditional Plus
1966 Fender Vibrolux
Weber Attenuator – Mini Mass
Maxon OD 808

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10 thoughts on “Achieve Duane Allman’s Tone”

    • Unfortunately no. It takes a lot of time to make it a quality product. I’m currently learning and practicing his style and researching what I need to include so I can teach it the way it should be. Look for it around March of next year.

      Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Whew, your the bluesman , thank you for the tip.
    Also would like to wish you and your family a wonderful Holiday season..

  2. Another great tip, John. It just goes to show that music has such a personal element. 5 different players can play the same riff and get 5 different sounds. Happy Thanksgiving, and one of the many things I am thankful for are your videos! :0)

  3. Great lesson! Its important to learn how to feel each and every note in the way that they do (as well as where they play each note). Alot of tone comes from how you hold the pick (as you talked about), but also how you pick. I think how you pick is more important than most other factors.

  4. Hi, John. Great tip! I just switched to Golden Gate mandolin picks for just the reason you explained. These are terrific…the size and general shape of Fender 346 triangular picks, but with rounded points like the shoulders on a 351 teardrop-shaped pick. At 1.5mm, they give a very smooth tone and last a looong time!

    Happy Holidays!

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