Overdrive, Distortion, & Fuzz
The Guitar Gear Guide • 6m 8s
I’ll give you a wide scope of some different types of pedals that you can use for reference in your own quest for gear, while also relating key differences between these particular effects of overdrive, distortion, and fuzz. When do you use which? When do you use them together? How do you set them up with your amp? All these mysteries and more will be revealed.
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