In a word, no. I couldn't care less about the factory presets--aside from the fact that they are unusable for me in a lot of cases. If I want to try them out (for whatever reason...mostly to sample the amps that are modeled), then I need to turn something down so that they don't clip. That something would be the Level knob in the amp block.If most of the factory presets are clipping, then they are louder than your own presets, which aren't clipping. So we're back to the little black level knob to make up the volume, because you'll have to do that anyway when you switch back to your own presets.