I've downloaded several presets from the Custom Tone part of the site and I've noticed that on some of them (even Van Halen presets) the person who made the preset has the gain on the amp at around 5 or 6 and the volume at around 5 or 6 or 7. What I have always done is crank the gain up higher to around 8 or 9 and run the amp volume higher as well, around 8 or 9. I simply like a high gain tone.
But I'm wondering if there is something I'm missing. Is there a reason to make a Van Halen preset and only put the volume on 6? And the gain on 6?
Are you supposed to run the amp volume or tone volume lower and then crank up the POD's master volume?
Is there a difference between keeping the gain high and the volume high while keeping the master volume low, and keeping the gain low and the amp volume low and running the master volume high?