SO i'm doing a demo w/ my band and last weekend I had an argument with the producer/engineer about the volume level of my head. I have an upgraded Hot Rod Deville, 2 x 12, and as all Devilles, they are loud amps. I was doing lead guitar overdubs and my amp was isolated, so it could've been as loud as I needed. But the guy insisted on setting the volume to just under 2. To my ears, the amp does not really start opening up til at least 3, or just under 3. Because of the volume taper on this amp, there is a huge difference between just under 2 and 3. But he said that the lower the volume on the amp, the cleaner the recording, and any feeling I have that the amp sounds better at 3 is just an illusion, as the natural tube distortion/breakup doesn't happen until the amp is much louder than I wanted to set it anyway. But to my ears, there is a difference. Any thoughts on this? IS it better/more natural to record an amp at higher volumes? Why would he want such a low volume out of my amp?