Sorry I didn't read through all these posts, but I have it on good
athority that Joe used a lot of Mesa Boogie on that CD.
But if your on the cheap and cant afford that kinda gear, I would suggest
you check out the "Sans Amp" stomp box.
And with a little more budget, you can try the Rocktron Chameleon.
The Sans Amp is a direct box/amp simulator/distortion box. I've squeezed
an amaizing amount of good tone out of my dads over the years when
I just didn't have the sound I was looking for out of my normal rig.
The Chameleon has a lot of Joe's Tone built in it, and with little tweaking
at that. It is kinda limited to that tone though...I've found it's more open,
bluesy, or agressive (but less distorted) tones lacking the life that
something as inexpensive as a Sans Amp can give you.
The mix of a Sans Amp, DS-1 (original), Chameleon, and a good tube
Power Amp and solid cabinets can cut you 90% of Joes, Steves, and many
Heh, the big spenders just need an Eventide and their set!