I am not sure what forum this fits in exactly, but it is heavily influenced by effects so I will put it here. But usually I play in small places supporting acoustic players, I generally do not have to crank my amp or compete with the other players and generally have not relied on petals to get sounds. However I have recently been practicing with a amplified band and now that I am turning up the amp and using effects and all I am wondering where you all generally control your volume. Do you do it at the bass, in the effects chain, or at the amp. It gets tricky with those pedals that can alter volume, add gain or whatever. Which is easiest and will cause the less grief in a gigging situation? thanks.