I have a simple home studio setup where I have a Steinberg UR242 audio interface and a pair of M-Audio BX5s. I recently got myself a Les Paul Humbucker and I was wondering whether playing the guitar through this setup instead of an amp would hurt the monitors, especially if you're playing distorted at a fairly high volume?
I'm assuming instrument amps can take the pounding of an instrument without blowing up and are probably designed to overdrive in the preamp/power amp stages safely. I'm not sure if this would apply to studio monitors as well. Then again, I'm sure many are playing/recording guitars through similar setups.
How do you ensure the safety of the monitors in such a case? I'd like to be informed before potentially ruining my monitors :-)
Thanks for your time!