When I see kids today with their modelling amps using tons of distortion and thinking it's a great sound I'd like to tell them to try get a tone without any amplification and see how they're doing.
My experience as well.<snip>practice your electric guitar unplugged. If you can get it sounding good that way then when you plug it in your expression and dynamics will be amazing.<snip>
i remember a thread about...uhh poop..and you said you were on the pot..
At home ...Unplugged 99% of the time. If you can't make it sound good dry and rely on effects all the time , then it's all a bit pointless as far as I am concerned .