can someone explain this to me please? i'm not entirely clear on the difference of the two. what's heavier (ie; metallica territory)? thanks.
Well, distortion, "distorts" the sound
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Overdrive pretty much makes your amp sound LOUDER.

Distortion just gives it a heavier sound but can still be low volume. How big is your amp?
Distortion = Metallica
Overdrive = Guns N Roses

Best way I can think of to explain it.
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