Should I have something between my amp and monitors, or just get something that will give me a better sound, such as a new amp, pickup, or distortion pedal? When I record, for now I go out from the headphone output of my little 10w amp to a Y-adapter with 2 RCA's that go into the RCA inputs on my monitors. This works good, but the sound coming from my monitors is different than what I hear coming from the amp speaker. I am guessing this is because it is being split into stereo and also because the monitors are more accurate than that lowly little amp speaker in my ESP 10w amp that was included in a starter pack. Should I be using a preamp or something like that? I will eventually want a better sound and a variety of sounds for recording, but I don't want to go spend money on a new amp or distortion unit and have the same thing happen.