Tone Tuesday

4 Steps To Choosing An Overdrive Pedal


Aug 5th, 2014

This video will explain the 4 things I test when evaluating any overdrive pedal. These 4 things will show you how well the pedal will work with your amp and whether it's the right pedal for you. In this video I'll use 4 different pedals with varying degrees of complexity from a basic TS-808 to a full-featured Wampler Dual Fusion.

The 4 things I test are:

  1. How much distortion is it capable of producing?
  2. How pleasing is that distortion?
  3. How transparent is it at minimum distortion?
  4. How flexible are the EQ controls?