So:: I've had my electric guitar and its amp for a number of months now,
and I was able to figure out early on that gain "controlled the volume" on the OverDrive --------
But there is also a regular Volume knob on the amp ---------
And the other evening I watched a Youtube video that highlighted a guitarist's ignorance about the actual function of gain, the person in the video supposing it's a volume knob.
So::: I asked a search engine what the Gain knob does.
The search engine took me to Fender who explained it's a control for the level of distortion.
So, excited, I headed to my bedroom and set volume really low, but set the gain to really high ----
and I played ---- Yay!!!
Well, it was just exciting to hear something like that come out.
For a long time, I thought I would actually have to buy a pedal to get such sound --- but now I don't have to. The power of education.