OK, I'm going to be blunt: I like my tone. In fact, I prefer it to anyone else's. I even prefer it to the tone of rock gods and blues gods and whomever else. I've chased the tone in my head for 47 years, and I've found several versions of it that I'm more than happy with. I'm not saying it's better or worse than your tone or anyone else's tone, I'm saying I like it better for me, for what I do, for what I want to create. I'm the Master of my Tone Domain. :top: And I bow to no one! I don't want to sound like Clapton, or Hendrix, or Duane, or anyone else. I like sounding like me. Of course, I'd like to PLAY as well as one of those rock gods, that's for sure. But chase their tone? No. Like everyone else, a lot of my tone comes from my brain and hands and ears, and a lot of my tone comes from my equipment. Of course, that's why I choose to play PRS guitars and amps. I sound like I want myself to sound with this stuff. I've tried, and discarded, other gear. And I do think that for the last few years, PRS has been making guitars that are doing exactly what I want them to. I see no need for mods like pickups or other stuff (YMMV, and of course, there's nothing wrong with mods). My McCarty SC and 30th Ann. CU24 are off the chart, in fact, taking me to places I'm enjoying more than ever. In fact, it's too bad I'm so damned old, because I'm really getting in the groove with my tone these days. Hey, it only took nearly half a century! Then again, I was always a late bloomer... So kudos to PRS for making stuff that lets me be me. What about you? Chasing other folks' tone, or hanging your own junk out for whatever it is, or a little of both?