I suggested to my guitar player that he should get himself a more modern smoother sounding distortion pedal. He's playing a Fender Strat through an old Fender Blues Deville amp. He kind of has a John Frusciante-Red Hot Chili Peppers sound. He is willing to spend up to $400 on a new pedal and he prefers boutique gear. He's been considering a hand made pedal that is also hand painted. I don't want to mention what it is so I can get an unbiased opinion from you guys. I play an SWR WorkingPro400 through an Ampeg SVT-410 HLF cabinet and I would love for him to find a distortion that compliments my sound. What kind of distortion pedal does your guitar player use and how does it mesh with your bass sound?