boss hi gain distortion is generally muddy and not hi gain at all. For someone who likes mesa gain without a mesa, boss simply does not deliver. But on the other hand, their overdrive boost pedals work great. They are also good for modeling, ive used both the gt 10 and 100. Great stuff, just not their distortions. This is just coming from my very very VERY hi gain taste.
yeah it is,i bought a chunk of board that is the wood they use to make kitchen benchtops from because its waterproof and stands up to beer spillages etc and screw mounted my pedals to that which were wah - distortion - chorus into the front of the amp(no effects loop,old skool marshall)and all the rest went into the bucket,anything you can think of,cables,picks,spare strings,straps,tuner etc.it was a fundraising drive for something cant remember what but you bought x amount of pizza's and they came delivered in this blue rectangle shaped bucket, it even had an ice pack under the lid,had a handle and all so i ditched the lid,kept the ice pack at home and used the bucket for carting gear around at gigs,its just the right size and when your not playing it can double as a guitar stand,the bottom of the guitar fits just nicely in the top and then the guitar just rests against the amp.If i had to say one thing to swear by equipment wise it would probably have to be Boss pedals,their compact and can take abuse,i've had my HM-2 for more years than i can remember and its been thrashed, stomped to death had drinks spilled on it,you name it and it just keeps going so my gear to swear by is my trusty blue bucket and Boss pedals.