So, a buddy of mine came over to jam and work on some songs last night... And bless his heart, he's the WORST corksniffer I've ever seen; He "settled" for a Mexican Fender Strat, then dragged it on a parking lot because "Strats look better all beat up, and besides, I only paid 400 bucks for it, it's trash..." The ONLY inexpensive gear that's "decent" is HIS cheap gear... He looks down on basically all of my Squiers, Harley Bentons, Epiphones, and Kokko pedals... Won't even TOUCH 'em... Guess he's scared he might get some "poor" on him... Lol... But his Line 6 equipment? "Dude... It SERIOUSLY SURPRISED me... It's... Actually... Decent..." We ALL know guys like that... So, we're sittin around jammin and of course, inexpensive gear comes up, and he brings up his new Black Star amp cause it only cost him around $400... And he's goin on and on about it, and he brings up how it's got a "voice" control... And I ask what it does, and he says "It's just a different tone..." And I said, "yeah, but what does it actually DO?" And he said "It CHANGES the tone..." And I said, "Yeah, I get that... But what does it ACTUALLY DO to the tone to make it different? Is it some kind of EQ, or what?" To which he replied: "No... It just makes the tone DIFFERENT..." And I realized right then that I wasn't gonna get ANYWHERE with him, or that conversation... Then he brings up how it's also got a knob that changes the sound from an American type amp to a British type amp, and after just a couple carefully worded questions, I realized that he has NO idea even what THAT means... But that got me thinkin, and instead of just Googling it, I wanted to know what YOU guys say... What does a "Voice" button or knob actually do? I know several different products use the term, and they're probably all a lil different... But my guess is that it usually has to do with EQ... More specifically, mids... I don't think it usually changes the gain stage, or changes from soft clipping to hard clipping or anything, but I'm shootin in the dark, here... Lol... But I also realized that there's probably a TON of guys out there who ONLY like the gear that they like... They'll NEVER EVEN TRY anything if it's not their usual stuff... And sometimes they don't even know WHAT it does, or WHY they even like it... He's like that, ESPECIALLY with his pickups... He ONLY uses Seymour Duncan, and a specific two (one for bridge, one for neck)... He goes on and on about "brand loyalty" and how Seymour Duncan are OBVIOUSLY superior because of the QUALITY of the copper they use, etc... And how there ARE SOME other "decent" pickups out there, but IF they were ANY good they'd cost the same as SDs... But when you ask him WHY he'll ONLY use those 2 kinds of SD pickups, he doesn't know... Just that they "just sound good"... Now, I AM curious what "voice" controls do, but I really just wanted to vent a little... I know it takes ALL kinds, and everybody has a different opinion, but corksniffers REALLY get my hackles up, lol... Really ANY kind of snob... I know they're entitled to their opinions, and guitarists are some of the PICKY-EST people I know... But it kinda flies in the face of EVERYTHING I stand for, and it's hard... So, I'm curious... In addition to askin you guys about "voice" controls, I also wanna know what the WORST corksniffer behaviour you've ever seen?