New to the "pedal game" and need your take. I've been reading about chasing tone ever since I first signed on to TDPRI a couple of years ago - but to be honest I never really knew what that was all about. Last year I watched a YouTube video of Greg Hinder playing a MIM Strat and I was blown away by "the sound". I kept coming back to that video over and over again - just mesmerized by "the sound". I know full well it's Greg's playing that creates "the sound", but I'm also intrigued by what he uses to achieve it. Of course "the sound" is his tone - so here I go down the rabbit hole... It's easy enough (although expensive) to just duplicate the tools he used - namely a Fender 63' Viboverb, Boss RC2 Looper, Vahlbruch Space Time Delay, and a Okko Diablo Gain + Overdrive... Then again, maybe not! Only the latter two "tools" are still in production - the rest need to be found on the used market OR just buy the newer versions (Boss R3 Looper). That said - even if I were to find everything he used, the cost is outside of my comfort zone for someone as inexperienced as me. But, if that's what I want to sound like - then that's the tone I'm chasing. Now - how do I get there? The questions: When YOU chase tone, do you buy the same tools as the one you are attempting to emulate? Or do you buy clones OR equivalents to the same tools? Or for that matter, do you chase a tone in your head that's yours and yours only? I'd love to hear if anyone has a clone that emulates the Okko Diablo Gain + Overdrive. It's still available at $250ish, but this would be my FIRST pedal and I'm a bit hesitant to drop that much coin at the start!