Which also means they'll sound good direct. I've found that most distortions expect you to run through a guitar amp with 12" speakers and no tweet, so they don't worry about crackling nastyness above 5kHz. So far, I've found exactly one that doesn't do this ... the Aguilar AGRO. I'm just wondering if there are others out there I should mess around with? The tone knob on most of them also is not what I want, since they roll off too low ... I don't want mush, I just don't want an electronic crackle coming out on top of my tone.