When setting my amplifier for a live show I first test my sound with a clean sound. Now 90 % of the time you want to have your master up 95% of the way and your channel volume lower so you have less distortion. Begin to adjust your treble, mid and low according to how you like it. Now you can start to adjust the distortion channel of your amp with minor tweaking of your settings. These are just a few simple tips.
Tom Suggs, Music Instructor
When recording my recommendation is to use a low wattage tube amp. You want an amp that you can drive fairly easy at low volume. As far as playing live I like to use multiple cabinets to give a thicker fuller sound and definitely a nice low end tone. Also for recording you ideally want to use as little effects as possible in front of your signal. These are just a few tips for setting up your gear- more to come later!
Thomas Suggs, Music Instructor