Get the Tone
Although I used my own ‘Red Special’ into a BM treble booster and Vox AC15, a 1955 sixpence and two tape style delay pedals for our pieces, you can get pretty close with regular gear. The tone of a sixpence used as a pick makes a significant difference to the sound of the attack, and obtaining one is relatively cheap and easy (go on, try it). If you have a Stratocaster style guitar select the bridge and middle pickups and roll a bit of tone off. If you have a Gibson style setup the bridge humbucker will do nicely. Set up a fully saturated overdrive sound on your amp and then use the guitar’s volume control to clean up the sound to taste. I also used an old Eko 12-string but any acoustic will do.