Hoping someone can help me with my understanding of these knobs. I did search for this topic on TB and found one thread from 2018 about AMPEG amps and I did watch it for the AMPEG approach. I have also read statements on various sites like: "gain should never be higher than master!" and "master should never be higher than gain!" I am using a Markbass CMD 102p (300W 2x10 combo); I assume the concepts apply equally more or less to all amps that have both these knobs. My previous experience has been with amps that only had one "volume" knob. My understanding is that GAIN is the signal going into the amp (pre-EQ) and MASTER is the signal going out of the amp to the speaker (post-EQ). It seems to me you can get an overall comparable output level (volume) with higher gain & lower master and lower gain & higher master. When setting your overall amp volume, what is the correct approach to dialing in these two knobs? Is there a best practice as to how each one is set compared to the other or order in which they should be set? Am I over thinking this and it is as simple as setting it so it sounds good?