This is probably difficult but I'll ask it anyway... I have a strat & tele (both HW1 models) and I play through a Hot Rod Deluxe...I have a couple of basic pedals in a Boss pedalboard but normally use the Tonebone Classic for distortion/OD. When I play at home (low volumes), I can get a very warm & smooth sound with not a lot of overdrive but when I go to practice with a band or play at a jam session, I get more of an icepick tone....and it's tough to play well without an fluidity in your sound. I do know use the tone controls on my guitars and have lowered the treble on the amp but obviously am missing something! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!