Don’t roll knobs immediately up to 10.
Doing so means that the only on-body adjustments that can be made are downward.
Instead, set volume down at least 1 stop, and then set appropriate amp settings (which will require more gain).
For tone, setting it half-way will give room in both directions.
Also, rolling the volume knob down and up can be used with high-gain amp settings to switch between clean and distorted tones.