Earlier today I was searching the archives for reviews on some Chinese clones of a popular overdrive pedal, and in these situations I inevitably come across someone who posts that the cheap Asian clone sounds “cheap.” 1. I’m not sure how cheap translates to sound, and 2. I am a bit skeptical that the poster would have arrived at exactly that adjective had he/she tried the pedal without prior knowledge of its cost or country of origin. What do you think? Do you have any cheap-sounding pedals, or can you help flesh out the definition of a cheap overdrive tone, as opposed to one that’s, for example, unpleasantly harsh, thin, or unnatural sounding?