Definitely a tone chaser and someone who thinks tone is very important and hold controversial/polarizing opinions on where it all comes from (I believe the gear plays a huge part in the tone and don't buy the whole gear doesn't count or matter thing) and my approach but I'm a tribute/cover band guy and my thing is note for note covers and copying the tones from each of the players and researching what they used. I was never a songwriting guy or a creative person, my niche was always duplication and recreation or being a mime, or in musical terms, a jukebox or encyclopedia of songs. My thing is blues, classic rock, country rock, and modern country (that sounds like classic rock). Always more of the raw bluesy guy than a technician though, more like Jimmy Page or Joe Perry than EVH or Satch. Rather than hauling out a ton of amps and guitars, I normally use a biiiig pedalboard instead. So on a song where I'd use a JCM800, I have a clean foundation amp like a Super or Twin Reverb, and then kick on a Marshall In A Box pedal. I believe AIAB pedals are at their very best and in a blindfold test would be hard to tell which is which, so it saves me from hauling amps out. I can take a humbucker guitar that's versatile like my CU24, and a single coil guitar like a Tele or Strat and do the whole gig and nail everything, which is important to me.