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Guitars 1 and 3 are Strat style guitars, but any guitar with a single coil pickup in the bridge position will be a fine choice. Also, guitar 3 requires a whammy bar to play the parts.

Guitar 2 is a Les Paul style guitar, but any guitar with a humbucker in the bridge position is suitable.

As far as amps go, any cranked up Marshall-style tube amp is the perfect choice. Dial in some thick crunch for some nice sustain and thick power chords. Guitar 1 plays with a cleaner tone in the quiet verses, so you'll want to roll your guitar's volume down accordingly.

Guitar 1 uses a Uni-Vibe effect in the quiet verses to give a bit of texture to the parts. Guitar 2 uses a chorus effect. This is still at the dawn of the grunge era, so it was typical to still be using chorus before it became uncool in the mid 90s. Add some reverb to all guitars for depth. Here are the settings I used:

Marshall Plexi Model: Drive: 100% Bass: 50% Mid: 55% Treb: 55% Presence: 55%

Guitar 1 Uni-vibe: Rate: 55% Depth: 85% Wet/DryMIX: 45%

Guitar 2 Chorus: Rate: 30% Depth: 45% Wet/DryMIX: 40%

Spring Reverb: WetDryMIX: 40%