#1
1. what is the difference of tone between blues overdrive and distortion because I have both of them

2. what is the effect of a flanger pedal?
#2
If you can't tell the difference between the two you don't need both.

Generally, however, blues tones have much less gain and sound warmer than distortion because overdrive tries to mimic a tube amp driven hard and distortion is generated artificially.
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2. what is the effect of a flanger pedal?


listen to paul gilberts "hurry up"

and i would suggest you buy one with out knowing what it does and what it sounds like in person.
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#4
I saw a flanger pedal at best buy and I wondered what it did because I never used one before.

I have a distortion and a blues overdrive.

my friend is getting some money along with warchest and GH3 so I tricked him somehow into getting me a pedal for my guitar lol

as long as I'm not paying for it, I'll use the pedal.
#5
You can Youtube Flanger effects, some examples of it are the intro to Pantera's Cowboys from Hell and Van Halen's Eruption.
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#6
A flanger pedal makes it sound like a jet engine is playing your guitar while revving its engine.

There is a better description in the stickies somewhere in the GG&A forum.