I just bought an ART Tube MP Studio V3 preamp, and am plugging it into the "line in" input on my computer. It just came in yesterday, and for the ten minutes I had to play with it I was micing my acoustic guitar. I got a great signal. Today I plugged my electric guitar directly into it, and it was barely giving me any gain. I bumped up the input and output so much so that the VU meter was maxing out and my clip/limit light was red. I didn't do this for long so I wouldn't damage it, but you get the idea, the thing was cranked up. Although I was getting some sound in my recording program (Reaper), the ideal volume level is 12, and the highest I could get was about 6. I tried micing my acoustic just as I did yesterday, and I'm having the same problem. The Line In volume bar on my soundcard software is maxxed as well. Any ideas?