Overdrive question


bbzswa777
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01/04/2015 5:00 am
There's something I've been trying to figure out lately, and I wanted to see what everyone else thought about this:

In general, do most people believe that overdrive from an amp's overdrive setting sounds better than using a clean setting with an overdrive pedal? I know this might be a loaded question because I said the word "better." But do most people prefer starting out with a clean amp and then using overdrive pedals? Or do amps like the Mesa Boogie Mk 4/5, Blackstar, Peavy's, etc. have better overdrive effects built in?

I know some people would use both, maybe using an overdrive pedal for a boost. Or put a distortion pedal on top of an overdriven channel.

Or do most people use one or the other?
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01/05/2015 9:53 pm
Check out this article I found. I think it has some pretty good info.

http://theproaudiofiles.com/amp-overdrive-vs-pedal-overdrive/

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01/05/2015 11:06 pm
Nice and interesting article thanks...
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01/05/2015 11:12 pm
That was really helpful. Thanks
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01/10/2015 5:55 am
Very interesting..thanks Chris!!
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09/06/2017 9:44 am

That artical was helpful but a little misleading . It basically bashed Amps with a master volume . And called pre amp gain fizzy . In some cases that's true but not in all cases .I suggest going to a music store and trying both and see what suits you best .

For me it's a tube amp ..... with a MV .


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