Myself, I always thought that Jerry had one of the thinnest, weakest, just overall crappy distorted sounds I ever heard. BUT, in the greater context of the whole band, it usually sounded pretty good. Isolated on a good quality board, though, and Jerry's distorted tone, at least to me, left lots to be desired.
So how your individual sonic signature fits in with the greater entity is definitely a huge consideration. I certainly don't think of Warren's overdriven tone as thin or weak at all, but actually too strong for the Dead. They tend to play very clean. So, for me, leave the Soldanos at home and break out a Twin Reverb - you know you have one.
Out of the loop? I didn't know there was a loop!