Get the tone
I used a Fender Strat for the demo recording mainly with the pickup selector set in the out-of-phase position between the bridge and middle pickups. There’s not too much distortion in order to keep things tight and sweet; however, I always use a distortion pedal to boost the signal before it gets to the amp. Generally, try to get 25% of your distortion from the pedal and 75% from the amp. A little delay can be added to the guitar track in tempo with the song. This helps to give both size and smoothness to your sound.