#1
This has probably been asked before but i couldnt find it. What is the difference between Overdrive and Distortion? Any answers are appreciated.
#2
overdrive is used to boost a tube amps dirty channel into more gain and a dist pedals is used on a clean channel, OD's are much better on tube amps than solid state amps, but dist pedals can be okay for both, Dist is usually harsher and has more gain will OD is more natural sounding usually, by far the most popular OD would be an Ibanez tubescreamer and there are many different good dist pedals
#4
telepromters, you're right and wrong at the same time.

hokay mang... lets see.

when you push a signal, tube or ss, it's going to clip. overdrive was first a term used to describe this enitial signal clipping and compression in early tube amps. as time went on more gain was avalible via signal clipping and compression, and eventually reffered to as distortion.

teleprompters was correct with overdrive and distortion in terms of pedals.

technically overdrive and distortion are the same thing, just used to describe it in varying degrees.

check out a web page that crunchmiester wrote for some more indepth info.


http://home.cogeco.ca/~guitarequipmentguide/Amps/Amp_Basics.htm
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