Hello TalkBass distortion/overdrive/fuzz users! I just got back from our rehearsal room with a feeling that I don't really *need* distortion 'cuz it wont be heard anyway by distorted guitars, yet I think my distortion tone is good (/ego off) So lets discuss! What type do you use? distortion/overdrive/fuzz? eventually: whats the pedal(s) called? How do you use your distortion? just kick a pedal in when needed or do you have sort of "steps", one for mild, one for more dist and the last for going crazy? When do you use it? And if you got more "steps", when do you kick them in? When guitars are distorted or when they're clean? I came to think about it when we practiced today, that it wont be heard anyway when the guitars are distorted, maybe I should use it for when they are not? Have you ever been thinking the same way as me? That your dist/OD/fuzz tone was great but it wont be needed? Anyway! thanks in advance for your replies! Edit: A question in addition: How do you feel the best way is to cut through a mix consisting of 2 distorted guitars without being too loud?