It's probably been asked a dozen times but..
Posted 09 September 2009 - 02:21 AM
Posted 09 September 2009 - 05:36 AM
I think OD pedals are gain pedals, while distortion works differently, and fuzz is something else entirely.
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Posted 09 September 2009 - 12:03 PM
but to sum it up in the henry way . . .
Od pedals are low gain.. push your tube amp kinda pedals, don't always affect your tone too much, good for a boost
distortion pedals are more higher gain/take over your tone
fuzz pedals are well. . fuzzy. . .and the best imo. .
distortion pedals and fuzz can be very similar...
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Posted 09 September 2009 - 12:13 PM
distortion is the next step and is driving the gain as if the amp was totally cranked and the signal was "distorting" but it allows us not to kill small children with this signal. it causes the signal to clip and distort.
and as far as i can see, fuzz is a little bit in between and usually has a more octavey sound to it, usually attributed to hendrix and the likes. its more of a wooly type sound and not so screeching like distortion.
at least thats my personal take on it could be totally off base
Posted 10 September 2009 - 08:27 PM
Distortions vary widely, but they clip the sound wave of the guitar hard making the waves square before they even hit the pre-amp, this plus their output can push the pre-amp like an overdrive so they can make even more distortion.
Fuzz makes triangle and saw tooth waves I believe that sound distorted, they were originally meant to sound like torn speaker cones.
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