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First let's talk a little bit about the gear and tone that I'll be using for this song, but always remember that you can play almost any song on almost any piece of gear. It's ultimately all in how you dial whatever gear you have, and how you play.

I'll be using my Gibson 335 on the bridge pickup to play this song, and I'll be running it through a modeled Fender amp with the volume kept low so it doesn't break up very much. You want your tone to be bright, clean and punchy for this song! So add some extra treble and keep the gain low if you can. Obviously if you're playing with a loud drummer and you only have that one amp, you'll have to take what you can get tone-wise, but it's definitely something to keep in mind.

Other than that I have quite a bit of reverb in my tone, as you can hear in the intro. I'm using a separate Fender spring reverb unit with the mix set to 10 o'clock, the decay set to 8 o'clock, and the tone set to 12 o'clock.