Best Answer cruisinon2 , 01 September 2017 - 04:21 AM
There's not much room for opinion here... this is as close to objective fact as anything that ever gets discussed around here. If you have signal clipping issues, it ain't the guitar's fault. An instrument level signal is barely sufficient to drive a pair of ear buds by itself. Go to the full post
Some answers on FB are more inclusive, saying:
"Pad mode is only for instruments with active pickups. Passive pickups never overload the gain stage even with high output Pickups."
Any opinions on that?