Okay folks, OP here. I want to take a moment to share what fixed this problem for me. I simply put my Source Audio Programmable EQ pedal after the effects loop Send of my amp (Bad Cat Cub 15R), and then into the H9. No more red peak lights! i set the EQ flat and then used the EQ’s master level to cut the output level just enough to get the level where i needed it. Of course one could tweak the EQ to their liking if they wanted/needed to. To anyone who might be using the same EQ pedal as me, just be sure to set it to buffered bypass. Icing on the cake is that my overall sound actually improved oh so slightly after doing this. woo-hoo!