Explore Your Gear
Got to get to know your own equipment as best you can!
If I had a dollar for each time I had heard "can you tell me your amp settings on x?x?x song I would have myself a lovely Aston Martin by now... and the reason I ignore them? Because unless you have exactly the same guitar, effects and amps as me, the settings won't mean anything.
You HAVE to learn to get different sounds from your own gear, so you can find your sounds quickly and easily.
Having the right stuff or asking what amp? or what effects? are certainly valid questions, but leave off asking anyone for settings... they won't help you. OK, maybe effects settings are useful sometimes (like on delay pedals) but only really if you have the same of very similar unit.
Hope it helps you make the most from what you got!