I have a somewhat quiet bass with passive pickups, but I have several signal boosting pedals (sansamp, compressor) before the amp input. Is there any reason why I would NOT want to turn all the pedals down to unity-gain before going into the GK? I know that doing so will mean I'll get less growl from the Boost stage, but this is easilly adjusted for by increasing the Input Volume. In contrast, if I run the signal "hot" with added gain from the pedals, I'm more likely to see clipping at the GK input. So is there any inherent disadvantage to running a slightly quieter signal into the GK? (or any amp for that matter). Is there some reason you'd *want* to be boosted up near the clip-threshold of the input?