yeah, seemed easiest.
it couldn’t handle the humbuckers output or my pedalboard, no probs at all now.
its got plenty of makeup gain already, so input attenuation was a no brainer
the opamp was clipping, the brick as well.. two different issues. this took care of both with minimal circuit disturbance. the led limiter is overkill, really, but transparent enough to leave in place.
thanks for the support!