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We're going to use a very very specific tone for our 3 guitars today. It is a super fizzy distorted sound that was achieved by simple plugging
the guitars directly in to the mixing board and overdriving them into really crazy distortion. And in true form, we're going to copy this sound by going into a distortion pedal and then straight into our interface. No amps whatsoever.

It is a very, very distorted sound and you should really be going for the ugliest distortion you can find.

The EQ is fairly well rounded across the frequencies. I don't have a lot of bass and try to stay away from the really low and muddier mids but it also definitely needs to be thick sounding.

So I simple dial the tone knob on the distortion pedal all the way up and start there. If it's coming out too shrill just dial it back a bit and try to match the tone.

For rhythm guitar 1. I'll be using a hollowbody guitar with p-90 pickups And I'll be playing on the bridge pickup for the whole song.

For guitars 2 and 3 I'm going to use a telecaster with the same approach of going directly in to the interface from the distortion pedal and I'll be on the bridge pickup on this guitar as well.

Now this is a very specific tone to try to capture and for recording purposes it may actually be easier to dial in rather than dialing it in for a live performance.

I would recommend going with a really fizzy fuzz pedal for live performances of this song. Usually the electric guitar will not go through the PA so you have to sort of dial in the tone as close as you can with your amp. A good fuzz pedal with self-destruct amounts of gain should do the trick.