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Old 2005-04-10, 18:56
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What's the difference between overdrive and distortion?

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Old 2005-04-10, 19:10
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Overdriving an amplifier creates distortion, so really it's the same shit for the most part. The guitar world has simply adopted the word overdrive to describe a soft distortion or to describe a pre-amp that "overdrives" the input of your main amp, which in turn causes more distortion in your main amp, which brings us back to them being the same thing again.
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Old 2005-04-10, 19:20
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Old 2005-04-10, 19:56
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Old 2005-04-10, 19:59
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People piss me off..

http://metaltabs.com/forum/showthre...light=overdrive

Was that so hard?? Took me a whole 10 seconds!!!
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Old 2005-04-11, 12:41
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Overdrive is softer than distortion. And distortion often has a lot more bass.
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Old 2005-04-11, 16:09
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Overdrive is softer than distortion. And distortion often has a lot more bass.

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Overdrive provides sustain more than anything, as well as a bit of bite; blues players use it a lot. Distortion is overdrive taken to the extreme, where the preamp is driven way past the point of just starting to crack, giving you that nice saturated sound that we metalheads have come to love!

Also, you don't really want any extra bass in your tone, it makes for a fucking horrible sound. Bassy guitars are a nightmare to record as they interfere with the kick drum and bass guitar, and the bass frequencies on the guitar tracks completely overpower the normal guitar mids and highs, so that makes the guitars sound even worse; I remember recording my old band's EP last year and the guitarist was using a JCM2000, and he pressed some 'Deep' switch which added the most disgusting bass rumble to the guitar sound. I can't believe Marshall are proud of that fucking thing, it's useless

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Old 2005-04-11, 21:22
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Overdrive provides sustain more than anything, as well as a bit of bite; blues players use it a lot. Distortion is overdrive taken to the extreme, where the preamp is driven way past the point of just starting to crack, giving you that nice saturated sound that we metalheads have come to love!

Also, you don't really want any extra bass in your tone, it makes for a ####### horrible sound. Bassy guitars are a nightmare to record as they interfere with the kick drum and bass guitar, and the bass frequencies on the guitar tracks completely overpower the normal guitar mids and highs, so that makes the guitars sound even worse; I remember recording my old band's EP last year and the guitarist was using a JCM2000, and he pressed some 'Deep' switch which added the most disgusting bass rumble to the guitar sound. I can't believe Marshall are proud of that ####### thing, it's useless

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Overdrive is softer than distortion. And distortion often has a lot more bass.
What xDx said.
especially after reading your signature again..
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Old 2005-04-12, 02:22
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Old 2005-04-12, 06:38
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What xDx said.
especially after reading your signature again..

WTF do you mean? Why do you have to be so mean? BTW overdrive is softer than distortion. LOLOLOLOLOLOL
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Old 2005-04-12, 08:56
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WTF do you mean? Why do you have to be so mean? BTW overdrive is softer than distortion. LOLOLOLOLOLOL


distortion IS overdrive
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Old 2005-04-12, 09:29
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distortion IS overdrive



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Old 2005-04-12, 09:30
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But WTF is wrong with my signature? Your own is not that good either. Maybe better than mine, but that doesn't mean it's good.
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Old 2005-04-12, 11:08
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But WTF is wrong with my signature? Your own is not that good either. Maybe better than mine, but that doesn't mean it's good.


Oh come on!
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Old 2005-04-12, 11:21
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I think maybe the '' was referring to your equipment, so comparing your sig with his is useless
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Old 2005-04-12, 12:49
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Okay......well sorry.
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