I'm talking about using gain in your personal use. I hear plenty of cats with singing, gainy tones I like but lately I keep dialing the gain back and digging more of just the gtr/amp tone. Case in point is my new Alpha Drive pedal. When I first got it, I was setting the gain at about 1030 and then did my first gig with it with the gain at about 10 o'clock. I recorded the gig, listened back and thought....too much gain. I'm now down to about 9 o'clock on the gain which is pretty clean but there is a sweet spot between the rich harmonics of the clean gtr/amp and just a bit of od to push the amp a little and add some color and tone shaping. Am I officially becoming an old man of overdive?? BTW, I,m playing jazz influenced funky blues. Maybe that tone just suits my style.