#1
Ok, I'm a little confused on what the differences are on distortion pedals and overdrives?? What do they do and what should they be used with??
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#2
distortion if your amps natural distortion sucks
od for a tube amp to push it into distortion, imo tube amp + od > distortion everytime
#3
Quote by stephen_rettie
distortion if your amps natural distortion sucks
od for a tube amp to push it into distortion, imo tube amp + od > distortion everytime

ok, i see. but can you use either one or both with the amp already on distortion or are they designated for only cleans
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#4
overdrive is a natural distortion obtained by cranking the volume up on a tube amp as loud as possible, which causes the sound to naturally distort=overdrive
distortion is a much more enhanced overdrive sound, meaning it takes the overdrive distortion and magnifies it by a lot. overdrive is good for playing 60's-70's rock and distortion can b used for everything else after that (generally speaking)
#5
distortion is used in heavy music. od gives a natural dist usually better sounding
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#6
Quote by Ziggy936
ok, i see. but can you use either one or both with the amp already on distortion or are they designated for only cleans


tend to use a distortion on the clean or its really muddy
od used for boosts when already distorted. In essence a distortion pedal is copying the tone you get from say a hi gain tube amp, and an od, badly.