What do you mean by "fat tone", Per? Can you give an example of someone's tone that you're trying to emulate?
An eq or a pre-amp w/tone controls can help things.
But, yeah, distortion is good with a b'zillion options. My newest trick is to use two two-band distortions - one with the treble at 100% and the bass at 0% with the other pedal set for the opposite. I've also been lusting after a friend's Electo-Harmonix Octave Multiplexer.
Then there's the bass synth way - a nice square wave makes things good 'n' groovey. And there's the Bill Laswell trick and run an envelope filter but set threshold so the gate doesn't open which gives a very dub sound.
Enemies are good for self-definition. Werner Herzog
--- On Wed, 1/27/10, Per Boysen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: