Full Access Members Only

Rock Effects: Overdrive, Distortion and Fuzz Comparison

 

Get Full Access Today To Learn

Rock Tone: Effects

Plus 11,000 More Guitar Lessons.

Product Cost Lessons Instructors Instructor Help New Lessons Return Policy
Guitar Tricks $19.95 11,000+ 45 Instructors Yes Yes, Weekly 60 Days
Guitar Dvd's $30 - $60 20 - 30 1 Instructor No Interaction No No
Guitar Books $20 - $40 30 - 40 1 Instructor No Interaction No No
Other Sites $20 - $40 100 - 500 1-5 Instructor Sometimes Sometimes 3-7 Days
In-person $40 - $80 1 Hour 1 Instructor Yes Yes No
Here's a brief look and comparison of the three effects that guitarists debate and question constantly: overdrive, distortion and fuzz.

What's the difference? Fuzz uses components made from specifiic materials that cause a hard but dynamic clipping that brings out nice overtones in your sound. Distortion is the description of a hard clipping in your tone, usually described as the sound of a broken amplifier or speaker. Overdrive is the description of the sound of a naturally broken up tube amplifier. The tubes are pushed with power to create the naturally warm and distorted tone.

Which one is best? Check out this comparison, put on your gloves, jump into the ring and get ready to fight for your choice!