OK, I read an article in a magazine today regarding different stompboxes and pedals et al. And one of the primary objectives of some of them is to get that distortion tone. OK, now bear with me. If this is accomplished via an external pedal why in the world do we buy old style tube amplifiers that produce clipped "distortion" tone? Why don't we all buy more powerful SS amps and get the effects externally? I can see the reason for a wah wah not being incorporated into the amp but most of these features seem to be obvious for an amp builder. If this is like Guitar Basics 101 and there is a FAQ somewhere I will slink away and read it. Just give me an URL.