... It seems like every time I get to a thread where the OP asks a legitimate question, something to the effect of " what can you recommend that will get me tone ABC by guitarist XYZ?" Without fail at least one guy, we'll call him captain obvious, says that tone is in his fingers, and that's it. I don't mean the guys that feel the need to add that line after making a recommendation. That's fine, but if that's all you're going to input into the thread, then don't. Don't get me wrong, I'm not disputing the fact that each person has their own tone due to their own techniques in fingering, picking style and other things that ARE in the hands. I've heard guys play through completely different rigs than on a recording and get very close. On the other hand I've heard the same guitarist get a different tone playing the same guitar part on the same guitar, through the same amp. However, I've also heard other guys get very close tonally to someone else's tone through both similar and dissimilar rigs. Do you think those guys stole someone's fingers? No! of course not so do we really need to have a Captain Obvious chime in with the same line every damn time? There is obviously more to tone than "just" fingers. So stop being a pain in the ass and make a gear suggestion!