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joecozzi wrote:
Boynigel wrote:

So the million dollar question- as long as i’m not hearing the clipping should i just put a piece of tape over my overload light and get on with playing, or are my concerns with damaging the unit genuinely warranted?

The clipping light indicates you are getting close to clipping the signal, but it doesn’t mean a clip has actually occurred. As long as you don’t hear clipping, the unit will be fine.

Followup question- the more I gain up the Bad Cat (preamp distortion) the more readily the peak light flickers and comes closer to being “solid” red.  My concern in this scenario is would i be able to differentiate the H9’s audible clip (if it’s happening) whereas it would be heard in tandem with the amp’s own preamp clipping?  Hopefully it would be the classic nasty digital clipping sound that would contrast with the amp’s natural (desirable) distortion rather than blending in with it?  thank you