OK, the question is: How much % of one's tone comes from the bass, how much from the amp and how much from the cab(s)? but it was to long to fit in the subject field. I hope this is the correct forum, I firstly thought to ask only for amps versus cabs but I thought I'd drop the bass in as well. Most of you have done A/B comparison of basses through the same rig, of amps with the same bass and cab and of cabs with the same bass and amp. So, how much % do you think that the bass, amp and cab(s) influence the sound? I'm looking for three numbers that would add up to 100%. PLEASE, do not say fingers or player, it doesn't help anyone to tell him that he should change fingers to change his tone. I know it's a little silly to ask for numbers, as it's way too relative, but I think it will give a better idea of how much you feel that each aspect changes the sound. Actually, I think I'll add a poll (yes, I know the sum won't always add up to exactly 100%, I just can't add as many options as I'd like). But please share your wisdom with a post as well.