#1
so my basic settings are amp gain cranked to max, volume to a medium, & guitar volume set to 3-5

my friends come and tell me that i am basically killing my pick ups by doing this

they say guitar volume to max amp gain to max and amp volume to minimum.

i think this makes my tone super crappy. i do what hendrix and page and countless others did before me.

am i wrong and raping my guitar of its full potential?

ps when i have my guitar volume maxed i get massive feedback their solution is amp volume down.
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#3
your freinds ar retards as guy above said. but i think it sounds better with guitar up and amp down as it creates a fuller sound
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#5
yeah...keep doing what you're doing, your friends are dumb

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#6
Don't listen to your friends, your ears don't lie to you.

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#7
If it was bad why would they still put volume knobs on guitars. I keep mine at 6-8 depending on what I play sometimes as low as 4 and sometimes 10. But your friends are morons.
#8
Depends, most of the times when I'm strumming the volume on my guitar is at about 5-7. When I need a certain boost, I put it to 10. With a overdrive, if I want to get just a little bit of RAWR then its at 4-6, if I need to do some rhythm then all the way up.

But When I play a tube amp its all in the volume man. The amp is cranked up, the cleans are breaking up. I just lower my volume down a bit. Thanks to slats that is, I used to be skeptical about tube amps because I used to think they were bad for cleans. Oh how Foolish I was
#9
TS do you have a tube or SS amp?

You won't hurt your pickups by doing this, but experimenting is always a good idea. If you have an SS amp, try reducing the gain and turning the guitar volume up a little. Seems to sound good on some amps, but not on others, so YMMV.

If you have a tube amp, set the amp volume at max, gain low, and roll on the guitar volume and brush up on your string muting.
#10
yeh ur friends dunno what theyre talkin about

the volume knob is used for solos mainly i think. to get a softr more subtle sound youd want a lower guitar volume.

i always see good guitarists roll the knob during certain solos