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GUITAR:

I'm using a Strat style guitar here, but as the guitars are double tracked on this song - one side a Strat, and the other a Les Paul - any type of guitar can be put to use here. The tone of the guitar doesn't really dictate the vibe and sound of the tune; the effects have a bigger effect.

AMP:

I'm using a Marshall Plexi style amp, but any tube amp with some nice pre-amp gain to get you some light crunch for the guitar will do.
Here are my settings using a Marshall Plexi model:

DRIVE:100%, BASS:45%, MID:80%, TREB:90%, PRES:60% SPRING REVERB:35%

EFFECTS:

Interesting to note here, the inspiration for Paul Rodgers to write this song came from playing guitar through the earliest version of a Roland Guitar Synthesizer. Luckily, this huge, instantly identifiable sound can be replicated using an octaver effect. The octaver effect blends in the sound of the guitar but an octave lower. Here are the settings I used:

OCTAVE PEDAL, Pitch: -12, Mix 60%

Also note the flange effect on the trill guitar. Here are the suggested settings:

FLANGER Speed: .3Hz Depth 35% Mix: 45%