Guitar Volume on 10 or What?

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  1. Strat God

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    When I play teles I doodle with the volume knob and rarely play on 10.
    I don't do this on any other guitars -just teles. I seem to get better tone with the volume around 7-8.

    Anyone else?
     
  2. Telemarkman

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    I only play on 10 when absolutely needed - I usually have it on 7-8 like you. Same with the tone control.
     
  3. otaypanky

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    Yup, with the pups adjusted right and good electronics, there's lots of good stuff down below the "10" on all my guitars. But man! Did it take me a lot of years to figure that out ! LOL
     
  4. angelcoon

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    All of the above ... good clean stuff down below "10." All the way for most solos.
    Regarding the tone pot, I used to be like Brian May--"don't know what it's doing there."
    Lately, I've even brought it down a little, especially for slide.
     
  5. Pepi

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    10 is for leads and Metallica ;)
     
  6. Mr_Martin

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    Both Pots on 10 all the Time.
    This is the best sound for me.
     
  7. tboy

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    I'm constantly messing around with both. For me, there's nothing below about 7 on either knob (unless we're be-boppin'. Then tone might get down around 2 to 4).
     
  8. Telenator

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    Both knobs on 10. I bring it down for dynamic purposes when appropriate and then click on a pedal for solos.

    My feeling is that, if I can get a great rhythm tone with the knobs on 10 and no effects, then the rest of the sounds just fall into place. Developing a great rhythm tone as a foundation makes it really easy to get the rest of the sounds I need.

    Having the guitar on 10 is my "middle point." It's as loud as I'd ever want to play rhythm and I can back it down from there. If I need to cut through on a solo, I step on a box.
     
  9. MaxCaster

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    Mine goes to 11.
     
  10. mellecaster

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    It has been my experience to witness many Customers try out their guitars after I have worked on them, or try out one of my guitars for Sale...and I would say at least 85% dime both Volume & Tone as soon as they pick it up. I've never quite understood that concept, but Hell, I'm Old....I think they could well be missing a lot of Tonal Colors ? (I can't believe I said "Tonal Colors")
     
  11. ironweed

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    My normal routine...set volume and tone at 60-70% on the guitar...dial in amp at those baseline settings...for all 3 pickup selections....increase volume OR tone as needed...."OR" usually gives me what I need, almost never have to use "AND"....many tones and textures available....
     
  12. Jammin'John

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    I set the guitar wide open vol & tone.
    I then set the amp so my weakest pickup combination is a little louder and has more treble than I need.
    I then twist my vol & tone on the guitar to where they need to be for the song.

    JJ
     
  13. Saxguitar

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    I play on a ten only because when I play at church they tell me "put it to ten and we will adjust from there" (yeah right). Lately though I have been fooling around with the tone knob and the volume knob at home and have got so pretty wicked sounds.
     
  14. BigDaddyLH

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    Admit it, comrade. You tell them it's on ten when it's really only around seven so that you can bump yourself up in the mix later. It's okay. It's not a sin :twisted:
     
  15. Telesavalis

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    7-8 on the vol most of the time...leaves some headroom for solos and riffs. The tone is sweet around 8 too.
     
  16. BigDaddyLH

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    I thought that was what a boost pedal was for! And then you get to keep the 7-8 sweet tone for your solos/riifs.
     
  17. Jammin'John

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    Nah.................don't need a pedal.

    JJ
     
  18. Middleman

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    I'm a rebel. I keep mine on 4 and crank the amp. Better tone to my ears. Then I have a whole lot of headroom if the band wants to play volume wars.
     
  19. johnnylaw

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    I consider a dimed volume knob an "effect" that has its place. My preference is to run (a non-gain channel) my amp as hot as possible without scuttling the stage mix, and keep the guitar volume below peak. Cooking tubes offer the "piece de resistance".
     
  20. davidge1

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    I think my guitar sounds better with the controls wide open. If I wanted less treble, I'd just turn it down on the amp.
     
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