Watch the LIVE! Why You Don't Always Want The Knob at 11 online guitar lesson by Jeff Scheetz from Blues Jam Survival Guide

If there is one thing guitarists get rightfully accused of on a regular basis, it would be playing too loud. I have seen great performances ruined just because the guitar is too dang loud - and I LIKE loud guitar! But too loud makes everything sound out of balance and it makes it harder for everyone to play in time and get a good feel for the tune. On the other side of the coin is playing too quietly. We don't want to do this either as then it is hard for the other musician's to cue off of you. So try and get it just right - but whatever you do, please try and break the stereotype... don't turn up too loud! Just because your amp "goes to eleven" doesn't mean it always has to be there!