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07-19-2000, 04:29 AM
what is the difference between overdrive
07-19-2000, 12:52 PM
I think overdrive came along before distortion. A lot of 60's and 70's bands used overdrive. It basically a calmer, smoother kind of distortion, whereas distortion has a lot more gain and is edgier and more brash.
07-20-2000, 12:36 AM
overdrive is what happens when you try to get too much power out of a tube amp, the tubes 'distort' which was known as overdrive. distortion, or fuzz, is actually an effect in which i think you maximize the high and low peaks of the sound wave giving either a triangle or square wave instead of a smooth wave creating the fuzzy sound we know as distortion.. there are overdrive pedals, but i believe they just try to emulate the overdriven tube amp sound..
i'm not an expert so i might be wrong on some of this, but i think i got most of it right
07-20-2000, 01:00 AM
good job jason, and adding to that, fuzz is square wave distortion. i like overdrive best meself.
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