up a tube
guitar amplifier's volume control to maximum. Doing
so usually results in a distorted output that is aurally pleasing and rich in musical
and note sustain. Electric guitar tone
prefer this tone
to other methods of generating a distorted output from the amplifier. However, the resulting high sound levels are often
excessive and unusable in smaller
rooms or environments where excessive volumes are not permissible.
Eric: Hey, Rich, last night
at the gig
I dimed my Marshall
and got a sick
tone, but it was so loud the club owner
almost threw me out!
Rich: Sorry to hear that, Eric. That's why I play
a teeny-tiny amp so I can dime it and not get hassled by my band, audience or venue