Amp Effects

Is the overdrive amp effect as good as the distortion effect?

Im a noob at guitar so please not to complicated. Also, I use one of those smaller amps.

Depends what you want.

"Distortion" can mean many different things... it's like a spectrum.

Overdrive is a little distortion. Typical for blues, some classic rock, and some of the less heavy punk stuff. Clapton, BB King, some Jimi Hendrix.... that's what I think of.

"Distortion" can be a moderate amount (punk-ish stuff) up to metal-ish stuff. So anything from AC/DC to Pantera would be classified as "distortion" rather than "overdrive".

You've also got "fuzz". Fuzz is tons and tons of distortion, but to where it sounds like buzzing (or kinda like someone saying "fuzz") rather than that tight chunky sound that your normal distortion is going to have. Bush is the first band I think of when I think fuzz, because they used the Big Muff Pi so much, but tons of artists have used Fuzz pedals, including Jimi Hendrix.

Anyways, if you want chunky rock guitar, then go for "distortion". If you want more of a bluesy sound, go for "overdrive". It really does depend on the particular pedal or setting, though, because these are general guidelines. I've heard plenty of overdrive pedals that sounded like distortion pedals when their gain was turned up, and I've heard plenty of distortion pedals that sounded like overdrive pedals when their gain was turned down....

Saul

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