ok i play in church. and i recently received a free amp. its a decent amp, i think the brand is crate. i dont really know how many watts it is. but anyways. our church is not very big. the room where we have the service can hold about 70 seats. my question is. should i just turn up the volume of my amp? or just put it level 4 and mic it?
i wouldn't mic it, but try it both ways and see what gives you the best result

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i tried playing it with at full volume but when i use my boss overdrive it makes to much noise. specially when im not playing. is there a way to reduce that noise? should i get a noise compressor or something? or maybe change my cable?