Get the tone
To get this type of tone, if you have a guitar with a humbucker you’ll be heading down the right road. Set up a moderate amount of gain and aim for a tight, punchy rock tone, but one that can be cleaned up as well. So-called super-Strats found favour at this time as their neck and middle single-coils and thicker, more powerful humbucking bridge pickup made this type of guitar ideal for songs that need both clean and overdriven sounds. There’s often chorus and reverb on the guitars too.