Distortion, Overdrive & Fuzz – The Difference

Distortion, Overdrive & Fuzz – The Difference
Pedal Frenzy by Have Guitar

So how about a video description for this video?! (I missed adding one from start…)

This is a simple video about exactly what the title says: the difference between distortion, overdrive and fuzz. Many of you might know that already but I’m pretty sure there are a lot of players who doesn’t.

This video is kept on a very simple level by providing sound examples from three different pedals tested on a number of “base sounds”. What sounds best is up to you, I just provide the examples. If you want a more technical explanation of the difference, please look elsewhere.

Also as mentioned in the video; today there are loads of different variations of these pedals. There are overdrives that goes into distortion, there are distortion pedals that can do fuzz, there are a plethora of fuzz variants out there and so on. I just took the pedals I had available so that is what you get!

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Equipment used:
Suhr Riot (distortion)
MXR ZW44 Zakk Wylde Berzerker (overdrive)
Electro Harmonix Green Russian Big Muff (fuzz)
ESP Phoenix II
Kemper Profiling Amp

Suhr Riot

MXR ZW44 Berzerker Overdrive

Electro Harmonix Green Russian Big Muff

Kemper Profiling Amp

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