looking for a new distortion pedal to go with the peavey valveking royal 8 ill be getting. I've been looking at these but can't decide on one.
Digitech Hot Rod
Digitech Metal Master
Boss Metal Zone
Boss Ds-1

just looking for an all around versitile pedal.
black 13
My Gear
Edwards E-LP-98LTC
Ibanez RG 321 MH
Jackson DK2M with tonezone
Mesa Mark III
Tech 21 Trademark 10
what sort of sound are you looking for? how much are you willing to pay?

Most people will recommend ovedrive pedals if you're getting a tube amp, although you can use distortion pedals similarly and get equally good results if you know how. The boss MT-2 is horrible, and the stock DS-1 isn't much good either, but its good for modification purposes. as far as i know, the digitechs are copies of those boss pedals, but i've only tried the hothead (you do mean hot head, don't you? unless there is a hotrod pedal too) briefly, and thought it was a really nasty sounding pedal.
Live Rig January 2018

Fender Baja Telecaster/Danelectro DC-12
Boss TU-3, Ibanez TS-9, Fulltone OCD 1.7, EHX Small Clone, MXR Carbon Copy, EHX Holy Grail Neo
1964 Vox AC30TB with '69 Rola G12M "blackbacks"
Elixir Nanoweb 10-52 strings, Dunlop Jazz III XL picks
The hothead is a cheaper version of the hot rod kinda sorta. How about metal muff? I'm willing to pay like 90-100.