I am confused about which volume controls to adjust for maximum tone and power. What are the rules for setting Input channel gain versus Master Volume gain? Is the one 'best' way to do it? 1.) Should I adjust the Master Volume on my Amplifier for maximum volume so I don't over drive it? Do I need to keep the Master Volume control as wide open as possible so it can deliver the power on transient peaks. 1a.)If I keep the Master Volume knob down, am I limiting the power that can be called on to deliver to my speaker? 2.) Or should I adjust the input gain volume control on my Amp for maximum volume before clipping (VU Meter shows signal strength) and then adjust the Master Volume control for my overall Front of house volume? When I do it this way, the Master volume is usually set to less than 50% of its total adjustment. It seems to me that I could potentially be limiting the volume available to my speaker cabinet. (Bergantino HT322) 3.) Is it possible to overdrive the input of my amp (active input) with too much bass boost? I have EMG's and EMG preamp in a recent Modulus Quantum 5. 4.) Should I leave my onboard bass preamp controls as flat as possible and try to get the tone from the preamp controls on my amp instead? Sometimes I bump up the bass boost almost full to get the thick fat round tone out in the room. But it occurs to me that maybe I would be better served to feed a leaner signal to the input channel on my amplifier and use the boost/cut on the amplifier tone controls for the best result. Confused - anybody have any general rules. I realize we may approach this differently. Looking for a consensus, if there is such a thing.