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"Unwell" features a ton of really cool tones and effects to help bring the song to life. In this tutorial we are going to use 3 guitars to play along with the track and to nail all the sounds. Here is a breakdown of each, and tones I am using.

Guitar #1 will be our main guitar, which emulates our banjo our part heard in the intro and outro, the arpeggiated-delayed melody during the first pre-chorus, the volume swell during the second verse, and the lead guitar melody you hear during the bridge. The tones and settings for each are:

Tones and Effects:
Banjo Part:
Single Coil Tone w/ Neck Pickup
- Clean Boost with Drive at 75%
- Vintage Plate Reverb at 51%
- Compression with Threshold at 60% with No Gain Added

Arpeggiated Delay Lick:
Same Tone and Settings except;
- Digital Eighth Note Delay at 40%, 370 MS, and Feedback at 40%

Volume Swell:
Humbucker Tone w/ Neck Pickup
- Clean Boost with Drive at 85%
- Chamber Reverb at 62%
- Compression with Threshold at 60% with No Gain Added

Lead Guitar Melody:
Same Tone and Settings except;
- Analog Eighth Note Delay at 30%, 370 MS, and Feedback at 40%

Guitar #2 will be our acoustic guitar that plays throughout the entire song. Our acoustic is also doubled by another guitar, but during some parts it plays on its own.

Guitar #3 will be our overdriven, compressed guitar that plays long sustained chords throughout the track. The gain is much lower on the intro and first chorus, and you will add some boost to the rest of the song to bring up the dynamics. The tone and settings are:

Tones and Effects
Humbucker Tone with Neck Pickup
- Overdrive with Drive at 50% (Intro, First Chorus)
- Drive Boost with Drive at 80%. (Rest of song)
- Compression with a 2db Boost and Threshold at 50% (Rest of song)
- Hall Reverb at 40%