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Old 29th December 2005, 05:56 AM   #1
DolbyR is offline DolbyR  Finland
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Default Can somebody clear me up?

So im just wondering whats the difference between a distortion and an overdrive pedal.
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Old 29th December 2005, 07:39 PM   #2
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Tough question. As far as i see it, the classic explanation is that the general idea of overdrive effects is that they are used to drive a (tube) preamp into distortion - hence the name overdrive. A distortion effect, on the other hand, is expected to produce similar distortion tones by itself.

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Old 29th December 2005, 07:44 PM   #3
DolbyR is offline DolbyR  Finland
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Thanks a lot for the clearing up.
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