Sorry for being a nob here but I was wondering about gain when it came to guitars. If some one says a guitar has high or low gain what does that mean (does it mean high gain is like rock metal where low gain is blues type of music)?
high gain is a surname for the Heavy Metal distortions
low gain is a surname for softer distortion (like Blues, etc)
your gain/overdrive/distortion comes from your amp or from a pedal
guitars can get more or less gain if you got hotter pickups (high gain pickups like a DiMarzio Tone Zone) or vintage pickups (like Gibson PAF's)