The needle on my Ashdown is behaving oddly. When I play with my thumb, crank the mids(basmid, mid, and treble mid) it goes way into the red, but it doesn't distort or clip. However, when i do this with my Spector euro LX, it goes into the red a touch and it burps and farts and clips. Why is it doing this? Also, if the output volume is low, it sometimes goes into the red, but as I turn the output volume up, it doesn't go into the red as much. And what's the best way to set my EQ to bring out the spector growl?