So a few months ago I decided my guitar rig sounded a little bland, only just breaking into a heavy rock sound. I purchased the Digitech T L 2 distortion pedal for £50 (ex-display), and was not disappointed.
I have tried around 4 Distortion pedals, ranging from the Marshall Guv'nor2 to a Ibanez Ds7, and I have to say the versatility on this pedal is just simply astounding.
The pedal features a loose mode, and tight mode, changing the all round tone to a fatter, bass-ier sound (loose) and tight which is a more controlled and harsher, crunchier sound. Tight Mode gives you a responsive, percussive low end with smooth high frequencies. Loose Mode features a low EQ that best suits detuned guitars and produces a massive amount of low end grind.
In addition to this, it features the usual adjustable bass,treble, (high & low), mids and freq, gain and level. The frequency shifts the contour of the sound, and can really transform the sound.
The pedal is run through a standard 9v charger or battery, and the quality of build is also great, very sturdy, extremely reliable due to stomplock knob guards and true bypass circuitry.
The only real downside I can think of is possibly not being able to change to different sounds on the go, but this doesn't bother me.
I rate this pedal 10/10, well worth the money, sounds great, versatile for rock to extreme metal, possibly even blues with loose mode and a amp fiddle.