I read 10 posts a day where folks claim that they never use their volume and tone knobs!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? I use both to the extent that over the 12 year life of my tele I've worn out 2 sets!!! ESPECIALLY your tone knob!!! How can you just leave it wide open ALL of the time??? But then again, I guess I use the volume just as much to roll back to a clean sound.
I just don't get it. You guys don't know what you are missing!!!
EXPLORE YOUR INSTRUMENT!
mAYBE folks don't use them because they are not nice shiny expensive new pieces of gear like their boutique amps or esoteric effects etc.. SEEMS LIKE PEOPLE SPEND WAY TOO MUCH TIME WORRYING ABOUT *TONE* AND WAY TOO LITTLE TIME PRACTISING OR WORRYING ABOUT TECHNIQUE!!!
This is dreadfully apparrent when one samples some of the "CLIPS" that can be found here (I have heard a few great ones, though)