Distortion is usually one of the first effects guitarists add to their arsenal, as a good distortion pedal can open up tones that are time-consuming to set up or impossible to achieve on your amp. Although the terms distortion and overdrive can and are often used synonymously, it's best to think of distortion as a more extreme effect. Distortion pedals usually offer more gain than overdrive pedals, so they're perfect for metal and hard rock.
MXR Fullbore Metal
We said: “The Fullbore’s fat and full at low gain, while pushing the dial makes it turn seriously nasty and makes its rivals seem a little polite by comparison. Tonally, it’s your dream ticket for modern metal, consolidated by its brilliant trimmings, including a scoop and an optional noise gate.”
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