Updated Jul. 31, 2020

Greer Southland Harmonic Overdrive

Another debutante at our upcoming Stompbox Exhibit will be Greer Amps, the  pedal and amp boutique manufacturer founded in 1998 in Athens, GA.

Greer will be showcasing – among others – their brand new Southland Harmonic Overdrive, which is built on the platform of its very successful older brother Lightspeed.

As it often happens with younger brothers, the Southland is a little more aggressive than its sibling, adding more gain (two stages of clipping), a focused midrange (not that annoying “hump”), and a bit of presence on top of the signal, to help cut through the mix. However, Greer guarantees that it does not throw temper tantrums…

Notwithstanding the differences, the two share many wonderful traits:  touch-sensitive (we are referring to guitar playing, you pervert), they both respond to pick attack, and have a great dynamic response.

Here’s a video demo of the Greer Amps Southland Overdrive.

Greer Southland Harmonic Overdrive, Builder’s Notes

The Southland Harmonic Overdrive is built on the Lightspeed Organic Overdrive platform, we have developed what we believe to be the best overdrive on the market.  The Lightspeed was built with the specific purpose of being a light to mild overdrive.  The Southland is the next logical step for the Lightspeed platform—more gain, with two stages of clipping (utilizing different diode types for each stage of clipping), a focused midrange (not that annoying “hump”), and a bit of presence on top of the signal, to help cut through the mix.  The Southland Harmonic Overdrive, like the Lightspeed, is touch sensitive, responds to pick attack, and has dynamics that just won’t stop.  On top of that, we’ve selected a chip to drive the Southland that takes it to the next level.

The Southland Harmonic Overdrive will fit with any musical style, and pairs amazingly well with the Lightspeed Organic Overdrive.  If you’re looking for two pedals that stack amazingly well together, and can give you a rich, harmonics-filled overdrive tone, then it’s time to get a Southland Harmonic Overdrive, AND a Lightspeed Organic Overdrive, today!!!

***NOTE***We’ve been getting quite a few questions, about whether or not the Southland and Lightspeed cover the same territory.  The truth is that they don’t.  The revoicing of the circuit to have more of a focus on the mids, and more presence in the top end, as well as the increase in gain of the circuit, push the Southland to a place that the Lightspeed doesn’t get to…one of the primary goals with the development of the Southland was to create a pedal that was different, AND would work well together with the Lightspeed.  The combination of the Southland and the Lightspeed make for one of the most heavenly overdriven tones we’ve ever heard…and we’re okay with that!

  • Amazing mild to medium overdrive and crunch!
  • Thick harmonics, amazing sustain!
  • Focused midrange (without the annoying hump), and extended presence range, to help cut through the mix!
  • True Bypass!
  • Uses 9-Volt battery or standard neg. center, 2.1mm power supply.
  • Built with top quality components
  • 5 year warranty to the original owner!
  • Pedals are currently built to order, and will ship within 1-2 weeks of your order and payment