My new band is auditioning for the lead guitar position. We have a talented group, singer/guitarist, keyboard, drums and of course bass. The band is talented enough that a lead guitar is just icing on the cake, so we can take our time and find the right fit. Last night I think we found the right fit. Each of us was impressed with him and he played with the keyboardist and drummer in a previous band, so they vouched for his ability. We did a simple jam and he joined in, probably lasted 15 minutes. So what makes this so strange? The first thing he did when we stopped was to turn to me and say "I love your tone." After he left he got unanimous approval, and while he certainly has the talent, he had my at the tone comment.