The Digitech Grunge Pedal was made for modern rock's requirements of wide dynamic range. Anything from a mild rhythm chunk to over-the-top leads that sustain until next week are possible with this versatile pedal.
There's a two-band EQ to sculpt your sound to your personal preferences. There's also a bonus feature for guitarists who record direct into their computer: dual outputs. Use one when you're running your signal out to an amp; use the other when recording direct and the Grunge pedal will add an amp-and-cabinet simulation to your output. This will give you the big, live sound you want even when you're holed up in your studio.
The Grunge pedal from Digitech is an excellent distortion pedal at an affordable price.
DGR Grunge Distortion Pedal
1-Year Warranty (6 years with registration)