While driving home, an old favorite album came up on the iPod. You think you have your chops down. You think you have equipment that sounds okay, but you keep searching for a bass or amp or effect to really get that sound. And then you are reminded that some dirt-poor dude from thirty years ago with crappy equipment makes you look like a hack in comparison. Tone? It's not from the instrument as much as from technique. Wherever Vusi Nkosi is, I hope he is happy.