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"Click, Click, Boom" features a variety of guitars and effects throughout the entire song. In this tutorial, I am going to show how to play this song using two guitars like the band does live. This covers all the essential parts you need to play along with the song. Both guitars will be in our Dropped C# tuning, which is: C#-G#-C#-F#-A#-D#

Given the low tuning, I will be referring to the chords and note names as they relate to the actual tuning and not to standard tuning. See the transcriptions for any additional assistance.

Guitar #1 will be our dual humbucker style guitar that we will use to play all the heavier, distorted parts. We will only switch up the tone for the first part of the bridge where we will add a lower gain setting along with some flange and an 1/8th note delay.

Main Distorted Tone:
- Bridge Pickup, Rectifier Distortion with Gain @ 60%

Bridge Effects:
- Bridge Pickup, Light Overdrive with Gain @ 50%
- 1/8 Note Digital Delay @ 50%, Feedback at 60%
- Flange Effect: Depth @ 50%, Mix @ 60%

Guitar #2 will be used for a variety of different sounds. It will double the main riffs and play with the same tone during the second part of the bridge, but we will also use this as our effected guitar. We will be using a ring modulator effect, along with a rotary/leslie simulator. You can find all the effect and tone settings below the video.

Main Distorted Tone:
- Bridge Pickup, Rectifier Distortion with Gain @ 65%

Verse Effects #1 / Bridge Effects:
- Bridge Pickup, Light Overdrive with Gain @ 50%
- Ring Modulater Effect @ 100%
- Reverb: Dark Hall @ 75%

Verse Effects #2 / Chorus Effects:
- Bridge Pickup, Light Overdrive with Gain @ 50%
- Rotary Effect: Fast Speed @ 75% (w/added compression/sustain during verses)
- Reverb: Dark Hall @ 60%