I've stumbled upon a conundrum I'm not sure I've seen discussed before. My main sound at this point is a Savage Drive into a Tight Metal Pro. The Savage Drive has so much output that even on 9 o'clock volume wise it can drive the TMP really well if the gain is cranked. How I've been running it is with the gain on the TMP very low, around 10, and then getting the majority of the gain by slamming the front end with the Savage Drive. To my ears either configuration sounds roughly the same, but there seems to be something about driving the hell out of the front end of the TMP that is more satisfying to my ears. I was just wondering what other people's experience are with using boosts that have more output than you'd ever need, and if people lean towards getting more of their gain from the preamp or by pushing it super hard with a boost? Is there a tonal difference from getting more of your gain via a boost instead of the preamp or is it just in my head?