I've got an American ESP, 2 humbuckers through a tube screamer and Fender Hot Rod Deluxe tube amp. Though I can get a great tone with just these, my tone lacks a bit of cream audible when this guy rocks an over driven bend or vibrato. The sounds he gets is a bit creamy, almost on the mid range sound while my tone with the above gear is a bit more edgier/trebly.
There must be a certain element to his tone that adds this cream and boosts those bends as if someone were singing almost. Wah?