Hello, One, I am not claiming to be the master of great tone, I one of those guys that puts everything at 12 O Clock and fine tune from there. Our guitar player who is a great guy, uses a nice little combo amp, he is very mindful of his volume, but his tone sucks! And he is somewhat aware of it, we played a show once were the sound-guy came out from the board and changed his tone! There are some basic things that I would like to talk to him about, but I want to be sure I'm being tactful. The first thing, he recently purchased a new guitar, some off brand guitar and it sounds bad, it needs to be professional set up. He said he was going to do it but still has not! Second, I feel he needs a new amp, he is using an older line 6 combo, and the amp is just in bad shape, but what I would like to do is just turn all the tone knobs to 12:00 O'clock and see what we can get. I just hate to do this a half hour before a show. A little venting , some tactful ways to approve this problem would be helpful also.