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I’m using a Les Paul electric guitar for this tune, but any guitar is suitable. For Guitar 1, choose the bridge pickup for a clear, crisp tone, and for Guitar 2, switch to the neck pickup for a rounder and warmer tone.

For amplification, I’m using a Fender tube amp set for clean with a touch of reverb for depth. Start out with the preamp gain around 30%, bass to 40%, Mids to 55%, Treble to 65%, and presence to around 50%.

For Guitar 2, I’m using a Pitch Shifting effect to blend in the higher octave to the sound. This approximate the vibe of the violin strings.

I’m using a heavy pick with regular lite strings 10-46.

SETTINGS:
Fender Twin Model:
Gain: 30%. Bass: 40%. Mids: 55%. High: 65% Presence: 50%

Pitch Shifter (Guitar 2):
+1 Octave: WetDryMIX: 50%

Reverb:
WetDryMIX: 25%