I have been playing a lot of stuff like in the video below, I currently have been using custom gauge strings (.11's) and was not sure if a lighter or heavier gauge would be better since i am strumming without a pick primarily now. I know the fact that the guy in the video is using a 1500 martin makes up for a lot of his tone too.
ESP LTD EC-1000 vintage black
sunburst fender MIM tele
Epiphone LP standard ebony
Mesa/boogie dual rectifier
Mesa/Boogie .50 caliber plus head
Marshall JCM900 Hi-gain MII 2500
Fender Hot rod Deluxe