hey i need recommendations on a distortion pedal. but i have a very specific sound i want.

i just sold off my dime distortion cos its too high gain and everything goes haywire after 12 o clock and it says 'dime' so everyone will assume i have bad tone.

i'm pretty short on cash so i need a pedal that can fit the bill and my budget.

firstly i'm looking for a distortion which:
- has just enough gain to achieve pinch harmonics easily
- doesnt colour the tone
- give a tube distortion like tone
- good range of eq (nice mids most impt for me)

a good example would be steve vai's tone.. but i'm not a fan of steve vai and i dont play like him. think 80s hair metal..

i'm currently bent on a keeley modded ds-1. that should be the most i will be paying.

also dont ask me to get an amp first. i know the amp is the most important factor for tone. so my savings are alrdy dedicated to that. but its going to take a long to time to save for a orange rockerverb. i'm a student so it's going to take a while to get it.

try not to mention boutique pedals. i've been gasing for a subdecay blackstar and mi audio tubezone but.. i need to eat. i've been skipping meals cos of gas..

thanks guys i need suggestions!!
What amp you have at that moment? (thus we can recommend pedals that are more likely to work better with your current amp)
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metal muff has too much gain. i thought about it. it also has this fuzziness which i dont really like.

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Proco Rat can do from light overdrive to heavy Metallica distortion. Not that you said you played Metallica, but it can get the level of gain you want and more
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