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7. Conclusion

There will always be die-hards who maintain that the only distortion worth having comes from pure, overdriven valves, but most guitarists recognise the power and flexibility that today’s colourful stomp boxes deliver.

You can use them to create a punchy lead sound through a single channel amp where the untreated signal is good enough for a crunchy rhythm sound. Or they can add extra dimensions to the sound of a twin channel amp with its own lead and rhythm sounds - the possibilities are almost limitless. The key is to experiment with different pedals, and with the settings on the pedals themselves. Even the cheapest models can give you a lot of control over the actual sounds they create, allowing you to find your own, goosebumping tone at the tap of a toe.

We hope you found this Online Advisor on distortion boxes useful and informative. Thanks for taking the time to read it - now go forth, plug in, and get ready to shake the foundations!

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