A Distortion pedal works by “distorting” the first sound wave. Some features of a sound wave have a particular form, specific amplitude, and a particular frequency.
Overdrive distortion pedal may distort a few or all these characteristics by digital manipulation to accomplish the desirable distorted tone. Typically twisted noise is “dirtier” than the first “clean” sound.
While present distortion pedals control the tone via solid-state electronics, musicians at the pre-pedal world frequently used damaged gear — amplifiers with missing or bad tubes, and speakers cut with slits or rips, etc. — to accomplish a twisted sound!
You most likely don’t want both fuzz and a distortion pedal. However, based on the kind of music you are looking for — you will find that one works better for you than another.
The only method to ascertain which is ideal for you would be to take a while in the regional audio shop and attempt several pedals. Distorted guitar supplies a thicker and thicker “foundation” — one guitar could offer a good backing for a song.
Distortion also contributes to greater grip and my feedback in a manner that is satisfying. Distortion is most frequently employed for solo guitar but can also be powerful when using power chords.