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Any electric guitar with a humbucker pickup in the bridge position is the perfect choice to play this tune. The humbucker provides plenty of power and clarity for big riffs and searing leads.

As far as amps go, any cranked up Marshall style tube amp is a great choice. This tune alternates between an edgy clean and a blistering heavy distorted tone. If your amp has channel switching, set one channel for clean with just a touch of gain, and the other channel for a thick distorted tone. If your amp doesn’t have channel switching, set for clean, then kick in an overdrive/distortion pedal for the riffs and leads.

The main rhythm guitar (guitar 1) uses a chorus effect to widen the sound, which is typical for the era. It also uses lots of reverb in the free-time intro. The lead guitar (guitar 3) uses a phaser pedal during the solo, which adds a great swirling effect that makes it pop out of the mix. Put a touch of reverb on all guitars for some depth.
Here are the settings I used:

Marshall JCM 800 Model: Drive: 95% Bass: 65% Mid: 70% Treb: 45% Presence: 55%

For Clean, set Drive to 30% or roll guitar volume down accordingly

Chorus (Guitar 1): Rate: 40% Depth: 70% Wet/DryMIX: 35%

Phaser (Guitar 2): Rate: 30% Depth: 55% Wet/DryMIX: 45%

Plate Reverb: Time: 1.5s WetDryMIX: 25%

For Guitar 1 Free-Time Intro: Wet/DryMIX: 80%