Just joined up here but have played some 46 years now. Don't get too caught up in looking for "the" pedal. You just want to make sure it doesn't have that fizz sound. As far as solid state amps go, a few of our predecessors used solid state amps. Overdrive, which differs from distortion is obtained by literally overdriving (overloading) the tube(s) in a tube amp. Pedals and some solid state amps have electronic simulators to obtain this sound. Many say the pedals and such do not have the warmth of tubes but honestly, unless you are a seasoned guitarist and listening specifically for such, your audience does not know or hear the difference. My suggestions are these; first play around with your amp in all its settings. The only thing I know about your amp is that it is renowned for being clean. When you find you can't get what you are looking for then time to go to your local music store and play through them all. Take your guitar with you and use it while you are looking. Try to use your amp as well so that it will sound the same when you take it home. I cannot emphasize enough to find what you like and you will know it when you find it. It will just fit. The worst thing you can do is try to find something so you will sound like (fill in the blank). Our uniqueness in our playing style, tone, effects, etc, etc. is what it is really all about. Carlos Santana did not set out to sound exactly like someone he admired. Clapton listened to the old guys, their styles, their phrasing, etc. but decided to use an unthinkable (at the time) guitar and amp combination. Just with these two examples you do not have to look at the credits to know it is Santana playing or Clapton playing because they are unique in their sound and style. You be the same. Your goal should be to find your sound and when others hear you, even without seeing you, they know it is you. Just remember there is a lot of hype created by marketing animals (forgive me if I offend anyone) and too many musicians buy by brand name and what their "heros" are using. Don't ever fall in that trap. Some years ago the guitar makers literally laughed and a guy who took a band saw and created a guitar out of a plank of wood. What respected musician would play a guitar like that? That guitar became known as the Telecaster and the rest is history. Good luck and most important...have fun!