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Any electric guitar with a humbucker pickup in the bridge position is suitable to play this song. The humbucker provides plenty of power and clarity perfect for aggressive, arena-rock riffing. This song also features plenty of whammy bar work, typical of that 80s arena rock era. A whammy bar equipped guitar is not crucial in order to play this song, but recommended for all the extra flashy tricks it can add. Plus, it's fun!

As far as amps go, a Marshall style tube amp is the best choice. Crank up the preamp gain to full for a big crunch sound. Set the bass to 40%, mids to 60%, and highs to 65%.
Guitar 2 is a lead guitar layer that can benefit from some added gain, such as kicking in a boost or overdrive pedal. This will give you more sustain and saturation, perfect for digging into the leads.

I'm using 10-46 gage strings and medium to heavy picks so I can dig in and get aggressive with some nice attack on the strings.

Add some reverb to all guitars for depth. Here are the settings I used:

Marshall Plexi Model:
Drive: 100% Bass: 40% Mid: 60% Treb: 65% Presence: 65%
Spring Reverb:
WetDryMIX: 30%