#1
whats the point of a distortion pedal if the amp already has a gain knob? i will admit, they sound amazing, but i don't see the point in getting one.
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#2
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Have you ever heard a song where there are certain parts with high distortion and parts with low or no distortion at all?
#3
some make guitar tones sound more scratchier then others... theres a bunch of different kinds that make a bunch of different tones for real... distortion on an amp just the same as distortion on a pedal.. but theres alot of different sounds to choose from if you try them out
#4
becuase of the diffrent sounds they produce, plus unless you have a footswitch for your amp you have to turn it on/off by the switch/knob...which makes playing songs pain in the ass (ones that require dist at diffrent parts anyway)
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#5
if you dont see a point in geting one.. then dont get one., save your money
#6
You said it yourself, you think they sound amazing.
But i've never been much of a distortion person. I like to preserve my guitar tone and use overdrives.
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#7
I have one because I wanted a more modern sounding distortion, for playing certain songs, than my amp provides, as nice as my amps distortion is.
It just provides a greater range of tones.
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#9
Quote by talia.
whats the point of a distortion pedal if the amp already has a gain knob? i will admit, they sound amazing, but i don't see the point in getting one.

You answered your own question there...
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