Get the tone
I’m keeping to a typical rock tone for this series. I use a Fender Strat, so I always use a distortion pedal to boost the signal before it gets to the amp. Generally, try to go for 25% of your distortion from the pedal and 75% from the amp. You’ll find that the results are sweeter and more compressed (even and tighter sounding) than when getting 100% of the distortion from the amp. Finally, some delay will also added, making sure that it is in tempo with the track. This will help to give both expanse and extra smoothness to your guitar’s sound.