Relative newbie here. I have set up a new patch using a US Deluxe Normal with a little drive, great clean tone that just gets to breakup. Before that in the chain, I'm using send-receive out to a drive pedal that I really like, with the drive low but the volume high, to really push the US Deluxe and it works really great, sounds wonderful. (I realize I could prob do this with the Minotaur just as easily, since i'm mostly using the pedal to push the volume).
However, my issue is that (of course) when I bring in the drive pedal it doesn't just raise the crunch, but it really raises the volume a fair amount. Is there a way to push the amp without raising the volume as much? I could obviously turn the volume down on the pedal, but that'd result in pushing the amp less and lose some of the great crunch. I thought of maybe adding a volume effect later in the chain after the amp and reducing the volume and tying that to the same foot switch/button, not entirely sure how to do that. Maybe there's another/better way to do this?
I certainly don't mind a little volume boost, but right now it's too much. (Makes things sound really quiet/flat when I turn it off).
Any help appreciated.