So far for me and my band it's been trial and error. It doesn't help that our amps are not of amazing quality or amplitude, but I've seen bands have better live sound with worse equipment than us. basically I want to ask any guitarists out there, what processes do you go through to find the sound that suits you all live? I'll list my bands hiccups and if anyone can help me out with anything in the list let me know. 1. Amps sound too loud on stage but are quiet to the audience. This really puts me off strumming hard (this problem is more abundant at venues that don't mic amps up). 2. Not enough Chug! 3. Bass guitar sounds distant from the guitars and the drum kit. 4. Chuggy riffs sound messy because of the contrast in guitar EQ. 5. Not knowing if the master volume should be turned up or the EQs on the amp should be turned up when it sounds too quiet or the sound isn't cutting through. right now I have my mids at about 12 oclock... treble at about 12.30 and bass at about 11.00. This sounds good in practice alone or with the other guitarist, but I grant it probably won't work anywhere near as well with drums and bass involved. I just need tips cos it's getting depressing. My band has some amazing songs but it's getting increasingly hard to get them across.