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Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Paul G., Apr 21, 2021.

  1. Paul G.

    Paul G. Friend of Leo's

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    "Tone" and "Distortion" are not synonyms.

    Carry on.
     
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  2. Musekatcher

    Musekatcher Friend of Leo's

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    But what about drive? Saturation? Fuzz? "Lead" tones? Crunch? Grainy? Gainy? Fizzy? Buzzy? Staticy? Icepicky?
     
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  3. Marc Morfei

    Marc Morfei Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    People do sometimes confuse the two, it's true. To my ears, people often use more distortion than is needed. In most classic rock, for instance, if you really listen there is not much distortion at all, even with pretty heavy stuff. Thinking of, I dunno, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, take your pick. You don't really hear much distortion. I'm guessing we're hearing good amps turned up really loud.
     
  4. dlew919

    dlew919 Doctor of Teleocity

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    transparent as well
     
  5. Whatizitman

    Whatizitman Friend of Leo's

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    Can you have a distorted tone? :confused:
     
  6. Musekatcher

    Musekatcher Friend of Leo's

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    no, no, no. That goes with glassy, clear, uncolored, squeeky, clean..<g>
     
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    stepvan Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    You forgot airy and effervescent
     
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  8. Musekatcher

    Musekatcher Friend of Leo's

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    watery, crystalline, pure, lucid
     
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  9. MrCairo46

    MrCairo46 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    I say we sound a civil defense siren every Saturday at 12 noon and spend the rest of the weekend debating the merits of its tone.
     
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