My question seems like a general one, but it comes from working with some of the amp models on a VOX AD50VT modeling amp. The "problem" occurs when I set amp gains for a mild distortion for higher notes. This gives pleasant lead tones, so long as I stay away from chords and low notes. When I hit a low note simultaneously, the distortion of the high notes becomes quite severe, and my pleasant lead tones are seriously altered. I want to minimize this effect. What I know is that the output from my pickups, the neck pickup in particular, is far greater for the low tones than the high tones. Even with a 500 K tone control set for maximum treble, the typical voltage output from my low string is about 10 times larger than from the top string. I have an idea for fixing the tone problem, but it requires two equalizers and seems sort of complicated. What I was thinking of doing is using the first equalizer with a contour to suppress the low frequencies going into the preamp. This way the distortion stage in the amp is not overwhelmed by the low notes. I would then need a second equalizer after the distortion stage to boost the bass to compensate. (This will require tapping into the VOX circuit before its clean solid-state power stage, since it has no effects loop. I haven't planned this in detail, but I think it should be manageable.) I am not quite sure what to expect, so before I buy a 2-channel equalizer I wonder if anyone has tried something like this? Maybe somebody has a simpler idea for keeping a mild distortion for high notes when playing chords, for example?