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GUITAR: I'm using a LesPaul style guitar in this tutorial, but any guitar with a humbucker pickup in the bridge position will work great here. The humbucker will give you the power and clarity you'll need to play these chunky riffs.

AMP: Any modern hi-gain tube amplifier is the desirable choice for this tune. Dial in a healthy amount of gain to get a nice modern heavy rock crunch sound. Check out the settings I used for these lessons:

AMP: (Modern Hi-Gain Model) Drive: 60% Bass: 55% Mid: 75% Treble: 65% Presence: 75%

EFFECTS: PHASER: Speed: 0.5 Hz, Feedback: 35%, Wet/DryMix: 35%

You'll need to tune your guitar for dropped-D tuning for this tutorial (low to high: D A D G B E).