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Its Paul. Does it hurt the front end of an amp to run overdrive pedals which I heard create a larger signal to the input front end of the amp. Does it then wear down easy the preamp tubes. Is it better to use my effects loop even for over drive distortion pedals/stomp boxes like Boss. Paul Brady Wa State USA

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Nope. Like I said on the other board, it doesn't make a bit of difference to the "preamp" tubes (or to the "power" tubes of a Class A amp) how loud you turn it up or how hard you overdrive it.

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