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I’m using a Strat-style guitar set to the neck or bridge pickup to play this song, but any electric guitar can be used.

As far as amps go, any Fender style tube amp is a great choice. Set up the amp for a clean sound. Set the Drive to 35%, Bass to 50%, Mid to 50%, Treble to 65%, and Presence to 65%.

Kick in an overdrive or distortion pedal for any of the crunch parts. Guitar 1 uses a tremolo effect on the clean parts for a dreamy sound. Guitar 3 uses a quarter note delay effect for an atmospheric vibe in the verse. Add reverb and slight echo to all other guitars for depth.

I’m using 10-46 gage with a heavy pick to dig into these riffs and strums.

Here are the settings I used:

Fender Twin Model:
Drive: 35% Bass: 50% Mid: 50% Treb: 65% Presence: 65%
Tremolo:
Rate: 16th note Depth: 55%
Tube Screamer:
Gain: 85% Tone: 85% Level: 75%
Echo (Guitars 1,2):
Time: 285ms Feedback: 30% Wet/DryMIX: 30%
Space Echo (Guitar 3):
Time: 1/4 note Feedback: 20% Wet/DryMix: 40