Like many of you I've had tone controls since my first stereo. Friends would ask me to adjust their stereo's sound. They gave me a nickname that is my username on this forum. I guess I'm lucky, well maybe not, but I can move a control the smallest amount possible and hear the difference. When I ran a soundboard for a band playing live, was I wrong to adjust the tone controls? Don't people in the recording studio adjust the tone controls? Why can't I adjust the sound at home? It's not like all recordings are the same. Speakers, amps, cd players, turntables/carts all sound different. It's not like we all have the same sounding gear, but with tone controls I'd like to think we can adjust to have a similar sound that we listen to. To the OP, yes I have adjusted the tone controls on my amp, and like you, I try to not move them anymore.