Maybe it’s sacrilegious to say around here, but the tone in that (old) video is exactly what gives digital a bad name. I love that GG exists, his attitude, his self-deprecating humor, his gargantuan technique, and some of the guitar sounds on his debut solo album. But that dude is no tonemeister, sort of the opposite. Maybe people like it because the overuse of delay and easy over the top distortion remind bedroom players of their own drenched tones. But some of us kind of hold our noses, since there’s so much more on offer when that guy is playing. That clip has little or nothing to do with the words ‘Larry Carlton’. I’m not so much a fan of LC solo music, but the tones that guy will leave behind are pretty much benchmark. Same goes for R Ford. The videos of them on stage together sort of set the bar for what a huge swath of tone disciples have been chasing forever, whatever gear they’re using. And the truth is that there are a ton of YouTube clips were far less talented guitarists get way closer to those kind of tones using Ceriatone clones, Ethos and Zen Drives, etc, and more recently every digital thing too. I’ll regret putting this rant out there, since I really am a fan of that British wizard, but definitely not of his tone.