I have used both and in my opinion the boss wont do it. I have the mxr distortion + (vintage) and dont use it anymore but it may be what you are looking for.
I now use a fulltone OCD.
+1mijknahs wrote:I've bounced around with different distortion pedals and always come back to my vintage MXR Distortion+.
+1I have both in my effects chain. They are totally different distortion pedals. ........... If you can only choose one, I'd go with the MXR. It's a lot more flexible.