How much difference would it make if you ran a Boss DS-1 through a Roland Cube 60?
the cube from what i've heard has good distortion anyway, so i wouldn't bother with the pedal and i would save £20 ($35 est) and buy a footswitch. it wouldn't make a huge difference. but the boss ds-1 is a good pedal, i have 1 and it rox. try it out at your local store and see if you prefer the cubes natural od or the pedals.
alright thanks, I think the cubes distortion is good, but I'm looking for something that has more.. crunch I guess.