I just got an Ugly II and I was wondering what the levels should be set at on the preamp and recorders. I did a few searches and couldn't find a thread for the preamp or anyone asking about these recorders with it. I have a CA-9000 and always have that set at +10 and then set my R-09's levels between 18 and 24. I'll be taping a jazz concert on Monday and I'll most likely be near the center in the front row, and it's a trio of piano, bass, and drums so the drums are going to be the loudest part of the show (and the part that will risk clipping). This won't be in the open so I won't be able to check my levels or fiddle with anything, so what should I set the Ugly and R-09 at? The Ugly has six levels to choose from, so I'm guessing that I should use level 3 or 4 and then use my recorder to fine tune it, but a general range would be helpful for me to start from. And I'm not going to use it Monday but I bought the R-09HR used on eBay to use with the Ugly, but I've never used it before and I don't want to go with all new stuff and risk screwing up the recording, so what levels should I set that at when I use it in the future?