My distortion comes from running a guitar distortion pedal in parallel with the Joyo American Sound. There are some things I love about the Joyo and some characteristics that I find difficult. What I like: - Price point - Size (not too large) - Best of all, it's control of the mid frequencies with the mid control and the voice. - Not totally transparent. When drive is set to minimum or almost, it adds a subtle warmth/compression What I dislike: - Bass control. Just doesn't sit right with me. It's a little loose to me and doesn't seem to add much emphasis on the fundamental, just low end presence - Lack of headroom. Since I run it mostly clean and the eq is before the drive, it's hard not to clip it. I don't particularly like the od/distortion character either, just a little mushy So, is there anything out there that has the eq control of the American, that is capable of adding some slight distortion or compression magic, that has a better bass control, and isn't hundreds of dollars (rules out DG stuff)? EDIT: I've tried the British and it didn't sit as well in the parallel mix + the bass response was sorta weak I'm also comfortable switching out components in the American if people have experience doing that.