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Old 02-04-2010, 10:26 AM   #1
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Distortion vs Overdrive

I'm pretty new to the guitar and would like to know, what's the differance between distortion and overdrive.
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:28 AM   #2
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:30 AM   #3
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that is kinda sarcastic, real useful, and funny as hell.
did not know such thing existed
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:33 AM   #4
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i'm pretty sure this is a "new threads on this topic will be closed thread" it is in gg+a aat least i think...
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:35 AM   #5
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Short answer: overdrive has smoother saturation, and distortion harder saturation, it's more complicated than that though.

Long answer: Well overdrive and distortion are just names, it means nothing. What I said above is what these names usually refer to, but some pedals labeled "overdrive" have enough gain to go in "distortion" teritory and vice vera. Basically, both work the same way.
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:40 AM   #6
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Short answer: overdrive has smoother saturation, and distortion harder saturation, it's more complicated than that though.

Long answer: Well overdrive and distortion are just names, it means nothing. What I said above is what these names usually refer to, but some pedals labeled "overdrive" have enough gain to go in "distortion" teritory and vice vera. Basically, both work the same way.



what he said.

the general idea is that distortion is a heavier version of overdrive.
so you've got the clear tone, the overdrive which has more gain that the clear tone, and distortion which has even more gain than the overdrive. But keep in mind that this is all very relevant.
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:44 AM   #7
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Thanks for the answers. @ Tokki Smartass ...
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:15 AM   #8
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best way to learn is to hear it. youtube it.

youtube tubescreamer or blues driver (overdrive) and any otehr kind of distortion pedal. try muff box, boss ds1, digitech death metal
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:59 PM   #9
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this and may other questions are answered in the nice annoucement in GG&A. please have a look over it.
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