I had the sansamp direct box and it worked pretty well however i just found myself not really using it and i sold it. Overall its good its just for recording i just use amp sims.
i' ve played with a low end behringer vtone or something like that , suprisingly it sound pretty good
My Fun Guitars
Fender Strat
Ibanez Rg-320

My Junk Guitars
Hondo II acoustic
Yamaha F-310
Jay Turser Les paul knock off of doom