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Distortion vs. Overdrive Video

I have a Zonkin' Yellow Screamer (ZYS), which is a BYOC Tubescreamer type of pedal, and a Rabid Rodent, which is a BYOC distortion peday based on the ProCO RAT. This demos shows how in what ways they sound different from each other. BYOC stands for Build Your Own Clone. These pedals were build by my friend Bob at Here is his Zonkin' Yellow Screamer page, and here is his Rabid Rodent page. Bob can build you these if you contact him . Go to his Pedal Inquiry Page to find out more about how soon you can get a pedal from him.

Besides demoing DuhVoodooMan's great pedals, I also think this makes for a good demo of the differences between the effects Overdrive and Distortion. Beginners often ask this question, and it sure is not easy to explain with words. This video can help clarify the differences between an overdrive pedal and distortion pedal, in terms of how they sound.

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Comments on this video clip:

Craig said...

Great demo Robert. Thanks for posting it.

Comment added on April 13, 2010
Robert said...

Thanks guys, glad you enjoyed the demo. The SD1 is pretty cool for sure.

Comment added on April 12, 2010
Luís said...

Once again great work, Robert.
Excelent demo and excelent pedals.
I think that, by now, anyone already knows the differences between an overdrive and a distortion pedal.

Comment added on April 12, 2010
Svein Rune Johannessen said...

I have exactly bay a new BOSS Super Overdrive SD1 .How did you like them??

Comment added on April 12, 2010
Mark said...

As usual Great stuff Robert.I so want to go electric again now..first pedal was just a Fuzz,then a nice to get back into it.guess first choice would be the ZYS if I thought I could swing one.

Comment added on April 12, 2010

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