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.
We said: “Set the drive at two thirds and you get a britlle, biting attack that’s totally satisfying for old-school metal, giving good note articulation and enough low end to shake the ceiling. But if you crank the Drive to its max the Skumstortion doesn’t get quite as crazy as its livery suggests.”
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