Even if you have gazillions of dollars to commit to the project you will be much better served using the tools you have to achieve what you need.
You haven't mentioned the context of your gear usage. Are you playing with other people? The sort of guitar sounds you are trying to emulate always sound false and anemic when played in isolation. Have a listen to the acts you recommend and pay attention to passages where there is only a single guitar.
Context is vital because when playing with another guitarist you have to try to compliment each other's use of the sound spectrum. How you craft your sound for isolated play can be a very poor choice when playing with another guitarist (or other instruments). I would never use the amount of prescence and treble I do on stage in an isolated setting.
tl;dr Use the tools you have (what olddawg said)
, please wack with the side of your hand for normal service.
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