I love using a real amp, even though I still get great results from a POD. Here's a clean and a dirty take with my PRS SC w/#8 pickups and solid rosewood neck. Is it me, or do clean takes have to be trimmed a LOT more than dirty due to the transients? The level meters "lie" to me when using clean tones, and I get TAG's patented digital clipping. So I keep the level lower and normalize it later. Is that wrong?