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Any guitar with a humbucker pickup in the bridge position is suitable to play this song. The humbucker provides plenty of clarity and power perfect for some ramped up bluesy rock.

As far as amps go, any Marshall style tube amp is a desirable choice. Crank up the amp for a heavy crunch sound. Set the Drive to 100%, Bass to 45%, Mid to 55%, Treble to 60%, and Presence to 65%.

You may want to add an overdrive or distortion pedal in front of the amp for more gain to dig into the riffs and leads. Add some reverb to both guitars for depth.

On the recording, you’ll hear both guitars kick in phaser, flanger, and chorus effects for various riffs and licks throughout.

I used a 10-46 string gage, with a heavy pick so I can dig into the rhythms and leads.
Here are the settings I used:

Marshall Plexi Model:
Drive: 100% Bass: 45% Mid: 55% Treb: 60% Presence: 65%
Tube Screamer:
Drive : 75% Tone: 55%
Hall Reverb:
WetDryMIX: 35%