Greer Lightspeed Overdrive Demo for Country Picking

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  1. Cody_J

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    Hey everyone! I made a quick demo of my Greer Lightspeed “Organic Overdrive” and thought I would share it. I am really liking the Greer pedals that I’ve tried so far, with this being the second one I’ve bought in a row.

    I particularly like this as a three knob overdrive because it behaves pretty similarly to an amp’s natural breakup. I feel like this pedal is extremely versatile, with it being able to go from relatively clean with the slightest bit of breakup to downright dirty. I tend towards keeping it on a cleaner setting that allows me to get some breakup when I really dig in. While the pedal sounds great overall, I honestly feel like it shines best in that kind of setting.

    Either way, I hope you guys enjoy!

     
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    Very tasty playing and that OD sounds killer.
     
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    Thank you! Yeah, I am really liking the sounds this pedal has been giving me. I have noticed that putting a compression pedal in front of this overdrive really changes the way it behaves — much more than other drive pedals I’ve used. I think that comes down to the dynamic nature of the pedal.
     
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    Oh so nice!

    I would use it the same as you, as basically a clean player.
     
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    Thank you!! Also, yeah, I tend to play clean on 90% of my stuff, which is one of the reasons I dig the pedal so much. It doesn’t start on “dirty,” but let’s you work your way towards it.
     
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    Well done. Real world demo. Nice playing too.
     
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    Thanks so much! Yeah, I try to avoid doing too much talking, and I don’t want to waste a viewer’s time with a bunch of stuff that will inevitably lose people’s attention.

    I’m still learning this whole video thing and the channel is a work in progress, but it’s a lot of fun so far!
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Nice job on the demo.

    I’ve owned my Lightspeed for over three years. I bought it trying to find a pedal that would work with my Marshall 1962HW Bluesbreaker. The Lightspeed worked great with the Bluesbreaker, it did not color my amp’s tone, and provided mild to medium overdrive.

    The Blusebreaker is gone but the Lightspeed remains a keeper pedal. It works great with both my Marshall and Fender amps.

    I first heard of a Greer Lightspeed pedal from a YouTube video of Charlie Starr’s (Blackberry Smoke) gear review.

    I usually run my Lightspeed with the volume and gain at about 11:00 o’clock and frequency/tone about 9:00-10:00 o’clock.

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    Nice demo! Tell us more about the guitar, sounds awesome (nice pickin’ son!)
     
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    Thanks!! That is probably something I should have included in the video now that you mention it — this pedal plays well with other drives. I like it for tone stacking for sure!
     
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    Thanks so much! The guitar is a partscaster that I put together late last year/early this year. The body is an ash MJT and the neck is a roasted maple Warmoth. The bridge pickup is handmade by a local company here in Atlanta called Avedissian, and the neck pickup is a Seymour Duncan “Secret Agent” Brad Paisely signature pickup that sits under the Esquire-style pickguard.
     
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    220 euros for a pedal ? It sounds good but that is more expensive than my squier tele.
     
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    That was very nice. Thank you.
     
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