#1
I decided I want a distortion or overdrive pedal but I'm a little confused as to which is what and how why whoody what?

That should illustrate how much I know about this subject

It's for chords mainly but also Satriani style rock so am I right in guessing that overdrive pedal is what I want?
#2
Distortion pedals and overdrives are essentially the same thing. However an overdrive is trying to emulate a tube amp being overdriven while a distortion is just a lot of gain. If you have a good tube amp I recommend an overdrive. If you don't have a good tube amp I recommend getting on and then getting an overdrive.
#3
well overdrive is good for more classic rock or some metal ( like bls ) and dist is more hardkcore..but its mostly about what type of music you play...
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#4
Distortion basically distorts the signal by adding 'x' amount of gain to it.
Overdrive pushes the amp to distort the signal, and in my opinion, provides a much nicer tone.
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#5
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Distortion basically distorts the signal by adding 'x' amount of gain to it.
Overdrive pushes the amp to distort the signal, and in my opinion, provides a much nicer tone.


No it does not
That is a volume booster [or if you have an OD set as a clean boost]

All an OD does is emulate OD tones that a cranked amp puts out

Although the distortion thing is pretty correct, it like clones the signal and clips it to give a distortion sound
Last edited by philipisabeast at Oct 17, 2007,