No need. Between 1-2 on the Amp, make up the gain with the mic/master levels. To reiterate, this kind of amp would behave like this in the wild. If you want clean without turning you guitar vol pot down, you've got between 1-2 maybe 3 before breakup.Moving to the higher sample rates eliminated the undesirable distortion artifacts that required significantly lowering the volume pot on the guitar to get a clean sound.
I think where UA have messed up a little here is with the presets. All their presets have too high volume settings on the amp.
Toward the end of my demo right now. At first I didn't really like what I was hearing because I hate farty low end. But after playing with it for a few days I'm really loving it!
Turning it down is a good start.
It also really helps putting it thru a mix as it seems to sit really well rather than just fiddling with it alone with the guitar.
Wonderful for late night when my tubes are cold!
I do wish I could run the AKG reverb on the same strip however....