When I first read the title of this post I figured someone was just fishing. I pretty much figured people would probably get their panties in a wad. Then, I realized the original poster is absolutely right. Tone is not in your hands. Just like it is not in your strings, or your amp, or your effects, or your pick, or your whatever. Tone is pretty much all in your head. Ka-BLAM! That just blew your mind, I know.