As far as tone, here's a good friend of mine playing Hey Joe. He is playing an American Strat through a TS9, Vox Wah, and Twin Reverb. I love his tone. (Note, two guitarists. The guitarist who plays the first solo is using a MIM playing through a Peavy amp and no pedals. The guitarist who is singing does his solo later in the video around the 4:00 mark.) Like I said, I love his tone. Note also that the video and audio didn't sync. Still the audio gives the tone.