Cutlass HSS Bridge Pickup Clean Tone

Cutlass HSS Bridge Pickup Clean Tone

Hi Guys, I’m curious how you all get clean tones from the bridge humbucker pickup.

When I record my cutlass through UA Dream pedal to a audio interface, I find the sound from the bridge is distorted even with very low input gain on both the ua pedal and my audio interface. I can see the recorded waveform is squashed even though the level is relatively small. It seems like the guitar output was squashed even before hitting the pedal and the interface.

Like this:

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