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How many Distortion pedals could I use at once, and would it make much difference? Answered

So I had a revelation yesterday and i thought of the idea of using 2 or more distortion/overdrive pedals on a custom pedalboard, for my electric guitar.

I'm very reluctant to try because I don't know what will happen, and as a school kid I dont really have any money to throw away.

What I want to know is has this been done before?; Will it mess up my amp, or worse my guitar?; And Will it have any effect on the sound, or will it remain constant?

Thanks for your time :D

if no one answers. I might just dare to try


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3 years ago

You can connect many distortion pedal together...most pedals have a loudness button so you can start at a low setting...the more pedals you connect together the more background noise there will be like a hum or a hissing sound ...depending on the type of pedal , and how each pedal is adjusted, this may result in a very bad sound or a cool sound...you can experiment as much as you want, some people connect 10 - 15 pedals...distortion pedals tend to compress and limit the sound loudness...it is doubtfull the sound will be much louder than with only one pedal.


10 years ago

If you keep everything at a reasonable volume it shouldn't hurt your amp, guitar, or pedals.