Even my cheap Marshall Jackhammer gets a better distorted sound. Here's why:
First, it's insanely picky to adjust.
Without the boost on, it doesn't have any high mids. With a low amount of boost, it's muddy.
Too much boost and it will stab your ears. There's a crossover point with that knob where the highs sound reasonable.
But it took me way too long to get there. And after endless tweaking, it still sounds flat.
And the absolute worst:
Dial the gain low-ish and it loses all clarity. I absolutely HATE this.
It masks and mushes the original signal and you're not getting it back.
Fine if you play Swedish Death Metal or something, but I don't and I like my sounds a bit more organic.
So I'm selling it and I need a replacement. What do you guys think about the Wampler SLOstortion?
It will be either that or the Triple Wreck. Thankfully I can try before buying.