#1
Hello. I`m new around here. I just want to ask. What is the difference between Overdrive and Metal Effect pedal? Can they be used together? I have a Danelectro Fab Overdrive and planning to buy Metal one. Thanks in Advance.
#4
over drives are generally more tame. Distortion pedals are generally heavier sounding pedals. Keep in mind though, some amps are high gain amps and don't need a high gain(distortion) pedal, such as a mesa boogie, at least in my opinion.
#5
what amp are you using?
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#6
Overdrive effects are the mildest of the three, producing "warm" overtones at quieter volumes and harsher distortion as gain is increased.
Metal distortion is included in the heavy metal. And it is a genre of rock music and one of the and that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and in the United States. With roots in blues rock and psychedelic rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles are generally associated with masculinity and machismo.
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And it is a genre of rock music and one of the and that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and in the United States. With roots in blues rock and psychedelic rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles are generally associated with masculinity and machismo.

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Overdrive effects are the mildest of the three, producing "warm" overtones at quieter volumes and harsher distortion as gain is increased.
Metal distortion is included in the heavy metal. And it is a genre of rock music and one of the and that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and in the United States. With roots in blues rock and psychedelic rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles are generally associated with masculinity and machismo.

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#9
They can be used together. There are overdrives that can give you a metal tone. But overdrives are typically meant to work with your existing amp tone whereas distortion pedals usually cover it. Overdrives are often used with dirty amps and distortion pedals are normally used with clean amps. These aren't rules though, you can use them however you want.
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#11
Most recreational distortion pedals sound really bad to me. It's good if you want a unique tone, but if you're looking for high gain tone, an amp's distortion always sounds better in my opinion.
Metal pedals always sound like a can of bees to me, or is always missing some characteristics that an good amp metal tone has.

There are some good ones out there though, like the Digitech TL-2 or Metal Muff.
BOSS Metal Core is kinda decent, but Metalzone is shit unless you're using it as a boost.

BOSS HM-2 was pretty awesome, I have one, but they're discontinued. Not exactly like an amp tone, but you can get some great sounds out of it.

In the end, I'd just get an overdrive to boost an amp's distortion and call it a day.