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We’ve got 2 electric guitar playing throughout the song. A Stratocaster is a great choice for these guitar parts, but any guitar is suitable. I’ve selected the neck pickup to give a warm, round sound for the rhythm, and the bridge pickup for leads that will give a brighter tone.

A Fender tube amp is the best choice to replicate the tone in this tune. To dial in a clean right-on-the-edge-of-breakup setting, start out with the Preamp Gain to 25%, Bass to 50%, Mids to 55%, Treble to 55%, and Presence to 60%.

The guitar uses a slapback echo for an authentic early rock sound, as well as some spring reverb for depth.

Since we’re in standard tuning, I’m using regular light guage strings that are 10-46. I’m also using a heavy pick to dig into the strums.

SETTINGS:
Fender Deluxe Model:
Drive: 35% Bass: 50% Mid: 55% Treb: 55% Presence: 60%
Slapback Echo: Time: 120ms Feedback: 5% WetDryMIX: 25%
Spring Reverb: WetDryMIX: 20%