Some players have an easily recognizable sound, you know who it is within seconds. A few come to mind immediately - Brian May, Dime, EVH, Santana. In those (and numerous other) cases it has some to do with both the player and the equipment selection. There are lots of people who have a very similar sound to others - for example if you played metal in the 90s you probably used EMGs into Mesas with a similar style to lots of other people. I think there can be advantages and disadvantages to having a recognizable sound and not sounding like others - for instance if you're in a cover band you really may be better off to cop the sound of whoever you're covering for the most part, and there are usually reasons certain setups tend to become favorites. Anyway, I have certain setups I gravitate to that I feel are sort of unusual and not something I hear from others, and I have others that are more "standardized" and allow me to get a more usual range of sounds. Is your sound very distinctive for some reason, or more "standardized"?