People confuse "tone" with "playing style/skills" all the fucking time.
Tone is in the gear
Playing style/phrasing/skills/musical vocabulary is in the hands
Otherwise, WHY WOULD THERE BE A HUNDRED DIFFERENT AMPS AND THOUSAND PICKUPS TO CHOOSE FROM!?!??!
If "tone is in the hands"... We could simply banish all amps North Korea style and then have ONE amp with two settings; clean, and distorted.
And there would be no micing techniques either, only lined with ONE impulse response.
Because tone is in the hands, right?
TONE IS IN THE GEAR
PLAYING STYLE IS IN THE HANDS
It's not fucking difficult to understand
Too all who says "I sound the same through a AC30 and a Fender Tweed"
NO YOU DONT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Read this forum post:
"I have personally witnessed this, since I knew personally Steve Vai and got to hang out with him in several context, that no matter what he played, amp or pedal wise, the sound coming out was exactly the same. "https://www.kemper-amps.com/forum/in...n-the-fingers/
That is SO FUCKING BULLSHIT!!!!
Also, to anyone who says BOTH that tone is in the hands, and ALSO agents for tonewood, that is the biggest oxymoron I've ever heard!!!
I'm fine with anybody who believes in tonewood, but please dont say that AND "tone is in the hands" because then you are just embarressing yourself
Because compare the amount of tonal change you get from choosing different amps, cabs, and then different gutiars... Different guitars (Even with differnt pickups) doesn't give as much difference and different AMPS AND CABS!!!!
I hate the guitarist description "HUGE DIFFERENCE" because it's used in so manY WRONG WAYS!!!
People can call changing out a Dimarzio Super Distortion for a Dimarzio EVO "huge difference" but that's absolute BULLSHIT. IT's just a few nuances.
Moving a mic 1cm from the cone in front of a cab is not HUGE DIFFERENCE. It's nuances.
Going from a Plexi to a 5150 isn't huge either, but it's noticable.
If you change out both the amp, the cab and mic placement THATS A HUGE DIFFERENCE because ANYBODY will be able to hear it, even with hearing impairments!!!
Most people wouldn't notice if a guitar riff was recorded back and fourth between 4 different guitars with different pickups. I can prove that with A BLIND TEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!