What matters most is that it can be heard in the context of the band. A guitar player I used to play with basically turned everything up to 10. His "tone " was way bass heavy. Our bass player would always say that they were getting in each others way. His only response was " this is my tone. This is how I want to sound". He didn't consider how his "tone" worked with the overall sound of the band. As a result I felt that we tended to get too loud in our efforts to hear ourselves as individuals.