So I have a Blues Deluxe that I use for playing at home only. To make it useable at home I've changed the V1 tube to a 12AY7 and V3 to a 12AT7 ( per recommendations I learned on this site). The tone and volume is great now. Lately I've been experimenting with the volume dials between my guitar and amp. I tried high guitar volume/low amp volume vs high amp volume/low guitar volume and found that the tone seems much better with the amp cranked to about 8-9 and the guitar volume barely turned up vs the guitar cranked and the amp at very low volume. I was surprised at this. Can anyone explain why it sounds better with the amp cranked and the guitar low? Is it because the tubes may be pushed a little more? Just curious.