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Fuzz, OD, Distortion????

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by kaboom133, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. kaboom133


    Oct 19, 2001
    Latrobe PA
    I've been wondering lately, what's the difference between these?
  2. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    Fuzz = Your signal is clipped by saturating transistors, usualy gernamium or silicone... You get a buzzy, nasty, raw sound. Usualy with strange characteristics such as ovtave up, ring mod, stuff of that sort...

    Over Drive = Traditionaly would be discribed by saturating (thus "overdriving") your preamp tubes, and if you where lucky your output tubes. But not all overdrives are tube oriented anymore, some simulate it by simply hard clipping your signal. - dod 250, fulltone bassdrive, tech 21 bass driver.

    Distortion = well actualy the lines between distortion and overdrive are quite blured now a days... But I find distortion to be more gain, not as responsive, and more harsh....

    hope that helps...