My calluses are not where they should be at the moment after a week in mexico and there isn't a god damned thing I can do about temperature here in boston in the summer, but this will have to do.
Guitar, straight into my interface, no amp, no effects, no mix, nothing save for normalization and MP3 encoding at 256kbps. Picking strength was as consistent as I could keep it, aside from the trills, which are totally unpicked. I left gear as far out of the equation as possible.
Guessing most of the people here who care enough to listen to this can tell the difference between what's going on here. It also sounds like shit, so there's that, lol. I probably should have picked the first section slower to make it extra clear, but whatever.
Also, TRY not to rant/have a meltdown, and I have no interest in your $100, this is purely because I DO think someone's touch on the guitar is incredibly important in the production of tone. This stuff isn't even debated in classical and acoustic circles, it's only in the electric world where we think somehow our gear is where all of our tone comes from.