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This song is in Eb standard tuning. This means that we're tuning every string on the guitar down a half step. So the notes for each string are:

Eb - Ab - Db - Gb - Bb - Eb

If you don't tune your guitar down, and you follow the lesson, you're going to wonder why it doesn't match the play along. So tuning down is highly recommended!

As far as tones, CC's sound is moderately high gain, but not especially distinctive, so any high gain amp or amp pushed by a distortion pedal should work fairly well.

But for the solos, CC's sustain in places is remarkable, and might require an extra push; something like a Tube Screamer often works well on top of a high gain sound to help your guitar with a little extra sustain.

Here's the basic settings I used:

Humbucker, moderate to high output

Bridge pickup

Modern hi-gain amp; drive: 95% bass: 40% mid: 55% treble: 80%