#1
Hey
Can somebody tell me the difference between an overdrive and distortion pedal. Or are they the same?
Breakin` the Law!
#2
No they are not, use the searchbar, there was a thread for this just earlier.
Squier Strat
Behringer Fuzz
GFT-90
#3
Distortion pedals DISTORT the tone of your guitar, making it more rough. Overdrive pedals are meant to OVERDRIVE tube amps to produce a better sound.
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#4
Don't be suckered into NuMetal pedals that claim to do both.
They usually disappoint.

Distortion give your a dirty sound....

Overdrive gives you more gain...

It can be confusing because overdrive does distort at a certain extent.

Another common mistake for guitarists that dont have much experience recording hard rock or metal is too much distortion. As you start recording you will understand that there is not nearly as the amount of distortion our ear interprets.
I bet Charlie Brown's teacher's name was Mrs.Hammett
Last edited by Washburnd Fretz at Jul 11, 2010,
#5
Quote by Washburnd Fretz
Another common mistake for guitarists that dont have much experience recording hard rock or metal is too much distortion. As you start recording you will understand that there is not nearly as the amount of distortion our ear interprets.


This a very good piece of information.
Squier Strat
Behringer Fuzz
GFT-90