A good Dist/OD pedal - recommendations?
I'd like a new Distortion or OD pedal for messing around at home with, mainly for doing 80s-style shred; tone-wise I'm thinking that era Vai, Satriani, Paul Gilbert etc. Don't like heavily-scooped tinny distortion like many bands use nowadays, I like a lot of stabbing high-mids in the sound with plenty (but not excessive) crunch. Have tried multi-fx units like Line 6 etc. but I don't get on well with them!
Does anyone have any recommendations? Currently use a RG2550, S1XXV and DK2M (all standard) into a trusty Marshall AVT50 combo. I get a decent enough tone out of the OD channel but looking for something a bit more "coloured" for doing leads.
Open to all suggestions - thanks in advance for any advice!