Grateful Dad wrote: I agree 99% of tone comes from the human's heart and the hands playing the instrument. Good luck with it!
My thoughts EXACTLY!! I can pretty much get a descent Bobby or Jerry tone out of most any conventional amp & guitar. I find it a bit more difficult using modeling amps….I can't stand those. This is just my opinion, but I truly believe it has a lot to do with how you play as well. I'm a Bobby guy, but our "Jerry" guy in my old band had the full Garcia set up, which sounded great until he started screwing around with it. I could trim his twin in 2 minutes flat, but he'd then say, that's not where Jerry had his treble or midrange set! What he thought sounded good was way too loud and ear piercing. Drove me absolutely crazy!
NICE Orange & cab BTW Alabama! Sorry, didn't mean to hijack your post!