When I want to get a particular artists guitar tone I just put on their record and listen to them, always sounds very close.
But what I want to hear from my Guitar/Amp is is for it to sound like me and i'm never dissapointed.
Bought strings from Jon at ThroBak and just in time. The old strings wouldn't hold tune and the low E sounded dull.
First look at the old H170 with the new beige plastic (old plastic was all black), I like it.