This is it, this is the thread for anyone that ever played a Zoom, Ibanez soundtank, Crate amp, DOD Thrash Metal, or any pedals Garrett bought in the last 2 years.
I'll kick it off with my garbage gear of choice as a teen in the 90s, the Korg G3. Wow did this thing suck, but you never knew it if you were just playing it through your equal-quality Crate 20 watt amp! When your richer friends brought over their 2x12 Fender or Marshall combo, or their godly Digitech RP1 you felt it then though!
This thing was sorta / kinda patterned after a 3 channel Marshall, with added effects, and you could save presets. But let's not kid ourselves, all the channels sounded bad and the effects were just a hair better than the soundtanks. But hey they got dimebag darrell to shill for it, so it couldn't be all that bad, right?
Yeah it was. It was like having a distortion pedal that needed a distortion pedal before it to make it distort. And we played it up hill, both ways, and we liked it!
In all fairness, I had this thing for a long time and eventually upgraded to a rack system, so being that it was my gateway drug to multi-effects systems, it wasn't really all that bad. Except when it was, which was like every time I plugged it in.