I'm playing a 2011 Taylor 814ce through a Baggs Para Acoustic DI, and wondering if I can get some advice with setting the various volume and gain levels in the signal chain. They are as follows:

1. Onboard volume of Expression System
2. Gain on the Baggs Para Acoustic DI
3. Volume on the Baggs Para Acoustic DI
4. Gain at the PA mixing board
5. Slider volume at the PA mixing board

Is there an ideal method to use when setting those levels that will optimize the tone of the instrument?

For example, start by leaving the onboard Expression System volume at the center detent, the DI volume at "0" (12 o'clock), and the PA mixing board gain at 10 o'clock, and bring the DI gain up until I hear distortion, then roll it just below that. ???

I'm also using a Gibson AJ with the Lyric installed, and trying to get that guitar/pickup's output to match the Taylor's so that I can switch between the two guitars without there being a difference in volume.

Please help!