Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Re: Where does the tone come from?
So you can pick up a rickenbacker through a Behringer amp and make it sound like Comfortably Numb?
Drew, I'm not trying to start anything or come off like that, I do want to have a good discussion, so I hope I'm not coming off as a smartass, I am speaking with a bit of tongue in cheek here, but again, I agree 100% that your fingers are what make YOU sound like YOU. Like Rob was saying about Vai on Stern playing through that crappy amp, you could tell it was Vai. But that was because of his inflections, vibrato, everything that his fingers do that is unique to him, which we all have. But when I think of the word "TONE", I am thinking in a much more, say, mathematical way. If you recorded and analyzed Vai playing through his rig and the same thing through a crap rig you would still know it was him immediately, because of his "touch", and his "feel", but I think you would find the "TONE", the actual nuances of the frequencies would be dramatically different.