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I’m using a Stratocaster guitar for this song, but any electric guitar is suitable. For Guitars 1 & 2, I’ve selected position 2 of the 5 way switch (bridge and middle pickups combined) to give a quacky, out of phase sound. For Guitar 3, I’m using the bridge pickup for a brighter, clearer sound.

A Fender tube amp is the best choice to replicate the electric tone in this tune. Dial it in for a gritty overdriven sound. Start out with the Preamp Gain to around 70%, Bass to 50%, Mids to 55%, Treble and Presence to 65%.

For Guitar 2, I’m kicking in a Tube Screamer for more gain and sustain. Guitar 3 is cleaner, so roll down your guitar’s volume, or lower the amp gain to around 45%. Add a touch of reverb to all guitars for depth.

Since we’re in standard tuning, I’m using regular light gauge strings that are 10-46 along with a heavy pick.

Fender Deluxe Amp Model:
Gain: 70%. Bass: 50%. Mids: 55% Treble: 65% Presence: 65%

Tube Screamer (GTR 2):
Gain: 40%. Tone: 50%

Spring Reverb:
Wet/Dry MIX: 35%

Lesson Info
Instructor Mike Olekshy