It's not that I don't like distortion. I't just seems that when I engage one of my five distortions it jut can't be heard. The guitar is just to overpowering. The distortion from him just masks whatever I'm doing. So far I have used the distortion on my new MXR M-80, Ibanez Phat Head, Marshall Guv Nor II, my Rocktron Wah had\s dist., and I've overdriven my BDDI...with no avail. Am I gonna have to drop these boxes and go for something like a Big Muff, Whooly Mammoth, or something more expensive such as these? I'm just about to give up all together!