#1
What are the differences between overdrive and distortion pedals? The reason I ask this is because I have only used distortions, and have never used an overdrive, and I can not find the right sound. Should I go with overdrive pedals?
#3
Ok, technically, overdrive is a type of distortion, because distortion in general just refers to clipping.

But in most cases, for pedals people just use this strange and random jargon which leads to...

OD - Soft clipping
Distortion - hard clipping
#5
Well that depends on your situation. What's your amp?

Generally, if you are using a pedal over a clean channel, you're going to need a distortion pedal to get those sounds. If you have an already distorted sound, you can use an OD to get that bit of extra gain and tighten up your sound a bit.
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Well that depends on your situation. What's your amp?

Generally, if you are using a pedal over a clean channel, you're going to need a distortion pedal to get those sounds. If you have an already distorted sound, you can use an OD to get that bit of extra gain and tighten up your sound a bit.

ok, thanks! I will try out an od, and see if it works for me.