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Guitar 1 has a clean tone with a slow flange effect. Guitar 2 is clean tone only and Guitar 3 is overdriven. To perform the song you’ll need an amp with a distortion channel and channel selector footswitch or a distortion stomp box to toggle between clean and overdriven tones. Set the amp EQ like this: bass at 11 o’clock, mid at 12 o’clock, and treble at 2 o’clock. A flanger effect pedal is a nice addition to nail the tone of Guitar 1, but not required. And lastly, a Les Paul or electric guitar with humbucker pickups is preferred. These settings should get you pretty close to the desired tones using whatever amp you have.

The song is in the key of C major, 4/4 time and a tempo of 92 BPM. The guitars are tuned 1/2 step down, with the strings tuned low to high like this: Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb, and Eb.

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Lightning Crashes