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.
Roger Mayer Metalloid
We said: “This innovative pedal’s dual-band parallel distortion gives you individual control over high and low frequencies. It’s dead simple in use, with dedicated Gain and EQ for each band allowing unprecedented fine-tuning. There are more aggressive pedals, but the Metalloid is pure old-school quality.”
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