How to Achieve Bob Dylan’s Signature Sound using Guitars and Pedals

Bob Dylan–The Judas of Rock?

When Bob Dylan went Electric at Woodstock in 69 people called him Judas, a bad character from the Bible, because they thought Dylan was also bad just like that character. Today you’d be hard-pressed to find a single person who didn’t think the electric guitar is one of the coolest instruments of all time, meaning Bob Dylan was right about playing one at that time (meaning he was not Judas). He has an iconic and very cool sound, but how can you achieve that sound? Here are some pro tips:


Bob Dylan used a Fender Telecaster in this picture from some time ago.

So the best way to look like him guitar wise would be to use a Telecaster. BUt the truth is that not everyone can afford a $600 Telecaster guitar.  SOme people would need to buy something cheaper. Well, today’s your lucky day if you are that perosn because there are many cheaper alternatives. The truth is that all guitars sound the same, and the only difference is in the way some of them look. So we recommend the Full Size Blue Electric Guitar with Amp, Case and Accessories Pack Beginner Starter Package from Davison Guitar which will provide you with an amp and guitar to sound like Bob Dylan for under $100.


Pedal to the Metal

Bob Dylan’s sound can also be achieved using a plethora of pedals. We reccomend the Zoom G3Xn Multi-Effects Processor with Expression Pedal for Guitarists because it contains many different sounds in the box, so you can achieve different Dylan sounds with that pedal…everything from Blood on the Tracks to Blonde on Blonde and so much more, at the touch of a button. Phaser, Flanger, Distortion, Delay and Wah Wah can all be achieved with this box.


It’s not easy to sound like Bob Dylan, but now you don’t have to break the bank doing it, using these handy tips.



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