The thing is, I could play through David Gilmour's rig and sound nothing like him. You wouldn't even know it was his rig.
I could definitely bond with his gear. But even Bjorn would be surprised I was using Gilmour's rig if such a heavenly experience could ever happen for me. I've played through other people's gear and after a little bit it somehow started to sound like my gear. I think that's where the 'tone is in the hands' comes to play. Then again, I did tweak their gear to do what I like (at their approval, of course).Agree, you would sound just like "you", but hard for me to believe you wouldn't bond with his pedals through his guitar, amp and cables.
I've always wanted to try that. I just can't bring myself to modify my beautiful prs guitars for that...eventually ill get a tele or sg and put either a fuzz or a kaoss pad in it.I put a fuzz factory into my guitar because I saw it with muse.
Haven't looked back since and now use it quite different than the muse guy.