Hey guys, here's my situation...I am going to flat out admit to my tube snobbery, I've always had it, I've tried to like everything else and I just don't, and I respect everyone's own personal tonal journeys and mine has always been centered around tubes and transformers, so I'm married to the tube schlep from here on out. At least I can get away with a B-15 So I'm now going DI with a A-Designs REDDI and I'll have a tube Ampeg of some sort behind me on all gigs except where space or logistics just plain doesn't permit it, mostly the B-15 since I'm old. The REDDI sounds exactly like a DI from the speaker out of the B-15, has near flat response, refuses to let you get lost in the mix in any way, and it points out in excruciating detail the difference between a tube amp simulator and a cranked tube amp. But I can't do volume levels of even a B-15 cranked, we have a huge band and I can only get one line to the board on most of my gigs, and the REDDI is a straight up clean DI that does no dirt on its own. So a pedal is a must. I am willing to compromise just a little because I know it's kind of ridiculous to expect a distortion box to be a full on tube amp disguised as a pedal, but is it? Are there pedals like that? Price is always a factor, but I am more willing to pay for whatever gets me the closest to that sound I'm looking for. But I'll entertain any suggestions of pedals that aren't simply starved plate glory tubes. Seen a few of the more popular names that look cool, and single tube preamp distortion is a little buzzy to my ears compared to power tubes but is usually better than solid state, so feel free to throw out some names of those pedals as well. But the closer the build is to the real deal, those are the pedals I'm really interested in, and bonus points if I don't have to buy a separate EQ to cut highs past 5k...don't want to blow any PA tweeters, and extra bonus points if the builder modeled it after the B-15. But starved plate and solid state are right out, so again, please allow me to be a nice guy and don't try to talk me into it Thanks guys...if anyone knows where stuff like that exists, you do!