Posted this over on the gear page, but as I'll soon (as in, as soon as I can scratch together another 300 bucks) be a brand new, first-time, tele owner, I'd love your thoughts on this matter of great political and social import...:mrgreen: Hey there folks! Though I learned the basics on an electric, it never went beyond the very basic. That was ten years ago, and I set it down after about four years, once my fist baby was born! Well, about three years ago, after the lay-off, I picked the guitar up again and am SO glad that I did! Since then I've been an acoustic-only player. But I recently dusted off my old Epi LP and am working on finally learning working on some real electric playing. I sold some old gear that I never used and got together enough scratch to pick up a new Vox AC15C1 from Guitar Center ($80 shipped, thank you GC fellas!). I read loads of reviews and watched scores of video demos of every amp that fit my budget. Unfortunate that I wasn't able to audition amps first (in guitar shop barren North Dakota), but it worked out alright! I loved the AC15 from what I'd seen and heard, and now that I have it home, it did not disappoint! Yet, being new to the electric scene, I'm pretty much uneducated on how to squeeze the most out of this beast..... SO.... I'm hoping you'd be so kind as to to share your best tips on how to sculpt your tone. What settings do you use to get your sound? How do you use each channel? Tone cut? Top boost? I'm loving the cranked tone I get from really opening her up with master volume at ~10:00-11:00 and channel volume ~3:00-4:00. I know I can't footswitch between clean and dirty, and l am getting good at working the guitar volume to manipulate between the two, but would love to be able to footswitch between them. How do you do it? A/B box with normal for clean and top boost for overdrive? Or top boost for clean normal for overdrive? Do you use an o/d pedal? Which one do you like to stay close to the tone of the amp's o/d? I play mainly at home, but I'm a homeowner and play mainly over lunch break when my kids are at daycare, so I'm happy to be able to play her pretty loud! Still, setting master volume past 12:00 is more than I can handle when o/d'd. lol. Don't get me wrong, still sounds AWESOME. But if I get those tubes really juiced, i know it'd be even better. Do you use an attenuator? Which one? Lots of questions, I KNOW! Apologies. But any and all of them you can answer would be a great help. Thanks for reading this far! Looking forward to lots of great times together with this new monster. Thanks!