I expect there will be a world of variety in responses on this. for me, there are some individuals who absolutely mean Tone. Peter Green Leslie West the Rev. Billy Gibbons (old ZZ Top)- his pinched harmonics- just like a big dash of Tobasco. Robbie Robertson- specifically his work on Dylan's Blonde on Blonde. these musicians have that innate ear and perform the alchemy of the perfect mix of the right guitar, the right amp, and from straight into the amp to the array of effects that just nails it. I look forward to hearing your choices that to you means Tone.