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GUITAR: Any guitar with a humbucking pickup in the bridge position will be ideal here. The humbucker gives you plenty of clarity and power when playing single note riffs and octaves through some modern hi-gain amplification.

AMP: Any tube modern hi-gain amplifier will do the trick here. Dial in lots of pre-amp gain so the power chords are thick and punchy, but not so much that the sound becomes fuzzy. Check out the settings I used for this tutorial:

MODERN HI GAIN model: Drive: 50% Bass: 25% Mid: 45% Treble: 55% Presence: 50%

Also note guitar 2 in the chorus sections is using a wah-wah effect for added texture.

Tune your guitar for dropped-C tuning, low to high: C G C F A D.