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GUITAR: I recommend any guitar with a humbucker pickup in the bridge position to give you the most power and clarity when using lots of modern hi-gain distortion.

AMP: Any modern hi-gain amp will do the trick here. Dial in lots of gain to make your chunking thick and articulate, but not so much that it becomes fuzzy. Check out the settings I used:

Modern Hi-Gain Model (Diezel): Drive: 95% Bass: 40% Mid: 30% Hi: 45% Presence: 50%

EFFECTS: You'll hear a wah pedal effect during the solo section. This creates a great texture to set itself apart from those crushing riffs. You may also want to kick in a boost pedal (or overdrive/distortion) to give you more sustain for the solo.

We're in dropped-C tuning (low to high: C G C F A D), and I recommend using some heavier gauge strings to avoid any tuning issues.