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Overdrive and Pedals

Many guitar players find that they get the best results using overdrive, boost, and distortion pedals with a tube amp if they set the amp up to where it is just at the point of breaking up on its own, before the stompboxes are turned on. Then, when the overdrive, boost, or distortion pedals are engaged, the tone becomes much bigger and punchier, compared to if the same pedals were used with a squeaky-clean amp setting.

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