No offense meant to anyone, but I just don't really like his tone. Great player, no doubt about it.
Eric Johnson would the only exception to my statement, but I don't view his sound as one that is overly saturated with gain...it is very dark and thick, but sounds like there really isn't that much gain going on inside of that. More of a different texture of sound rather than gain heaped on his clean tone.
I guess what I really mean is that if you take a strat and blast it through a boogie rectumfrier set on stun....no thanks, I'll take humbuckers every day of the week.
Again, this is all just my opinion....that and a nickel will get you....... well, a nickel.