What is germanium overdrive?
Classic ’60s Germanium transistor overdrive and more. In addition to a Gain control, the EHX Germanium OD allows the user to control Bias for attack and the circuit Volts for that sweet spot found when a battery’s voltage dips. Dial up that slightly torn speaker sound OR dial in total Germanium Satisfaction.
How do I adjust the volume on my overdrive pedal?
If you want a louder solo with a similar tone that you have for your rhythm guitar put the lead overdrive pedal after the rhythm pedal and turn the gain down and volume up to your liking. When you want a fatter and more sustaining lead tone, then use the lead pedal in front of the overdrive.
What is level on overdrive pedal?
The volume/level knob on your overdrive pedal affects the guitar signal’s output loudness. Turning up your overdrive pedal’s volume will make your guitar sound louder, but it doesn’t change the tone. You may think: “Well, that’s quite obvious.”
How do I set up overdrive?
Setting Up an Overdrive
- Set up the amp:
- Set guitar volume to the middle.
- Guitar EQ where you want it.
- Set overdrive with all knobs to the middle.
- Engage the overdrive and get it to unity gain (so that when you engage it, your volume doesn’t change), or to just get a small volume bump when the pedal’s engaged.
Should I use overdrive or distortion?
Overdrives are relatively low-gain, and rely on a tube amp saturating to get any really high gain sounds. As a result, if you’re after high gain without a tube amp, then distortion is a good bet.
Should I put overdrive before distortion?
Whether you want to put your overdrive or distortion first depends on what you want to boost the most. If you’re looking for more of a distorted gain style, then put it after the overdrive. But if you want a subtler sound, then put your overdrive last and don’t have your distortion pedal cranked up too much.
How do I tone my overdrive creamy?
Simply finding the right balance between your guitar’s volume knob and the gain knob on a good tube amp can create all the cream you can handle. All of these sounds are about balance. Use compression properly and you can make your drums sound real punchy. Use too much compression and they’ll sound squashed.