#1
hi i have a "HiWatt G40 12R Guitar Amp" at this url:

http://www.guitarbitz.com/460.htm

and i wondered whether if i need a distortion pedal or an overdrive pedal to enhance the sound of my amp? cos im stuck to which i require? i know its probably a dumb noob question but i dont know? thanks
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#2
depends which sound you prefer distortion or overdrive...
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#3
but ive heard that overdrive is usually only added to a tube amp?

whats the difference really between overdrive and distortion?
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#4
distortion actually distorts your sound, digitally.
overdrive does what it woudl when yo crank a tube amp, but to a greater extent and in a pedal.

overdrive is usually for tube amps because most people think its stupid to put SS technology in fornt of a tube amp. it kills the tube's tone.
#6
^ its solid state, my friends.
so it depends what you want to play.
harder stuff (heavier stuff, i should say) you would usually use Distortion, whereas not so heavu stuff you should use an overdrive.
or you could get both, the Jackyll & Hyde Ultimate Overdrive Pedal.
look it up on musiciansfriend.com
#7
^thanks bud, that has helped alot!

thats all i needed to know, thanks again.
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#8
^But... Overdrives don't tend to work the same way they do with a solid state (don't sound too great) than they do with a valve amp, so you'll probably be best off getting a distortion pedal of some kind.

Try out a few.
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#9
^ do you know of any budget brands, that are good? say for around about £40 GBP?
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#10
Hmm, maybe a Boss Ds-1 for a basic distortion sound, or a Boss DS-2 on eBay.

But, it depends on what sounds you're looking for.
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#11
^ i like heavy alternative rock, quite heavy but not metal
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