Understanding Overdrive, Distortion, Boost & Fuzz With Josh Scott Of JHS Pedals
We’re delighted to welcome back to the show the splendid Josh Scott of JHS Pedals, for a discussion about classic overdrive types and how you might better understand them. We talk about stuff including silicon, germanium, opamps, FETs, diodes, transistors, clipping and more, along a broadly chronological timeline of pedal development. This is not an exhaustive history of ALL gain pedals with EVERY gain pedal ever invented. It’s simply a gentle stroll through some technical terms and topics to help you navigate the kind of pedals you might like to try. It’s also not a science lesson. It’s a discussion that covers things you may want to investigate further, rather than providing solid answers because, well, there aren't any and the sooner we all get our heads around that, the sooner we can get back to enjoying playing. Ha!