Hey all, so I’m digging my QC quite a bit. But what I’ve noticed is when using it with an amp either just in front, or in 4-cable-method. The levels of distortion I get from the amp aren’t as high as when I plug just straight into the amp.
On QC to get the same amount of distortion from the amp (Diezel VH4, but it also happens with my other amps) I have to increase the output level by about 5-6dB.
So I checked the output of the QC versus my Helix and Kemper, and yes indeed - the output of the QC is a lot lower than other devices.
I also checked this with a Fryette PS-100, and I needed to set the PS-100 to be very loud to get the sort of levels I wanted, in comparison to the Helix and Kemper.
I think this is a pretty big deal, because it also affects your signal when using external pedals. If I put a tubescreamer in FX Loop 1, then I’m not getting the same level going into the pedal as I would just plugging my guitar into the pedal.
Is this a known issue, a design fault, a hardware fault, a firmware thing?? Has anyone experienced the same thing??
Is this to do with the existence of the output limiter? Can we get a unity gain mode?