I've been looking to play the "br00talz" more as of now. To get that great distorted tone I'm looking for a fairly cheap pedal that'll get the job done without the loss of tone.
check out "righteous tone" pedals. the audio samples give you a good idea of what they sound like (but trust me theyre better on your amp). google it or go to their website righteoustones.com
people with large sig's are clearly compensating for something.