I'm looking for something better than a rat for my hi gain slot. I mainly play a strat and tele into a fender DR or Bassman w/4x10 cab. I still dig the rat for leads but there are several shortcomings: The high end is either too harsh or too dull depending on where the filter is set. It rolls off a little too much low end. It has that funky power jack (1/8 plug I think). I'd like something in an MXR style small box format. I'm not intersted in the keely mods. I'm capable of modding my own pedals and may go that route but I am more interested in these alternatives: OCD - I have read somewhere that this pedal is basically a modified Rat with mosfet diodes in the clipping section. If this is true it seems like a logical choice. SCOD: This pedal gets alot of props but the clips on the website are HORRIBLE. BSIAB II: I like the clips I've heard of this pedal but is it in the gain range of a rat? I'm not looking for an OD. Modded JCM 800 would be good...old plexi is not quite what i'm looking for MI audio Crunch Box: The price alone is incentive enough. It has plenty of gain but the clips sound a bit midrangey. If anyone can compare and contrast these pedals in relation to the Rat it would be a great help in deciding how I should spend money I don't have.