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Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar that strums throughout the song, while Guitar 2 is a clean electric that adds 2 melodic breaks to the arrangement. Any acoustic guitar is suitable to play this song, but one with a brighter tone will help to cut through the mix better. For Guitar 2, I’m using a Stratocaster, but any electric guitar is suitable. I’ve selected the bridge pickup to give a bright, crisp sound.

A Fender tube amp is the best choice to replicate the electric tone in this tune. Dial in a clean setting - for example, set the Preamp Gain to 25%, Bass to 50%, Mids to 60%, Treble to 60%, and Presence to 60%.

The electric uses a tremolo effect that adds a cool texture throughout the song. It also uses plenty of spring reverb to add to the vintage vibe.

Since we’re in standard tuning, I’m using regular light guage strings that are 10-46. I’m also using a heavy pick to dig into these strums and licks.

For the acoustic I’m using a 11-52 string gage with a medium pick.

SETTINGS:
Fender Twin Model:
Drive: 25% Bass: 50% Mid: 60% Treb: 60% Presence: 60%
Tremolo:
Rate: 35% Depth: 60%
Spring Reverb:
WetDryMIX: 45%