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Old 2002-08-12, 13:35
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overdrive and distortion

what is the difference between distortion and overdrive on a guitar? at first i thought they were the same thing but apparently they are not
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Old 2002-08-12, 14:23
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overdrive is cleaner than distortion
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Old 2002-08-12, 21:15
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uh oh.........the thought this was a guitar question, i guess its a gear question.......................oh well

























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Old 2002-08-19, 19:43
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Overdrive is a natural 'distortion' of the sound where the signal is too much for the amp and distorts. It is usally created in an amp with a preamp which boosts the signal to create an overdrive. This means an amp like a Marshall or whatever would have overdrive.

Distortion is the artificial creation of the sound like in stomp boxes and stuff. To use distortion you would usually have a pedal running into an amp on a clean setting.

Both are used for the same purpose though.
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i find that if you turn down the volume on your guitar, overdrive becomes cleaner
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Old 2004-09-29, 01:05
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Would running a 10-band EQ through an overdrive make it a distortion? Or is it just an enhancement?
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its just an enhancement to the sound to boost certain things and cut overs
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overdrive and distortion is about the same, the more gain the more distortion, overdrive is more light distortion.
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