Here's a Theory for my TDPri Colleagues: Electric guitarists in three piece bands (e.g. Hendrix, Trower, May, Page, Vaughn, Gibbons, Van Halen, etc.) tend to be recognized more frequently for having "great tone". Why? Because they were able to fill up the guitar frequency spectrum in the music without competition from a rhythm guitar in the same spectrum. As a result, they were able to develop the qualities and nuances of their tone, and listeners were able to focus on their playing. The resulting axiom is that guitarists playing the instrument alone can develop tone and technique to a higher degree. What do you folks say to that?