I was looking to replace my vintage ('78) MXR Distortion+ and asked around if anyone had tried new and old back to back as I was concerned that the new MXR variant might differ and was suggested I look at a Whirlwind Gold Box.
What a pedal, or should I say "what a clone". It was just like plugging the guitar into a familiar old friend and not at all silly prices, I picked mine up on Reverb for £75 and it's like new. Check them out, if you're into that sort of vibe. Well worth a look.http://www.whirlwinduk.com/whirlwind-gold-box-distortion/