Greer Lightspeed

  • By Phillip Dodge @tonereport
  • March 27, 2014

Nick Greer is probably best known for his amps, but he has been building pedals for quite a while. If you've searched for a Supro-flavored pedal, chances are you have tried or at least researched his Ghetto Stomp.

The Lightspeed Overdrive is called "organic" and that's a good label for it. It has a great range of gain, good touch sensitivity, and allows the personality of your guitar to shine through. The clean up and dynamics on the Lightspeed are so good that I found myself running it with the gain at 3 o’clock and using my volume knob and touch to control the amount of distortion.

Frequency wise, the Lightspeed is neutral. It doesn't cut bass, the highs are managed via the Frequency control, and the mids are ever so slightly pushed. The mids increase a little as you turn up the Gain dial. Unlike some pedals that don't cut some bass frequencies, the Lightspeed doesn't seem to overwhelm a low-wattage, small speaker amp. It behaved beautifully with both my vintage '66 Vibro Champ and my new '68 Custom Princeton Reverb. And thanks to the even frequency response, it was a great match with my Vox AC15HW as well. Even on the Top Boost channel.

The Lightspeed also stacks well with other pedals. I preferred it being pushed by other pedals rather than it doing the pushing, but it works well in both positions. Thanks to the open nature of its voicing, the Lightspeed sounds great when hit with a TS pedal like the EHX East River Drive. It also stood up amazing well to all 33dbs kicked out from a Bearfoot Red Rooster Booster 2 – going from a mild breakup into a “sustain for days” lead tone.

What We Like: Pretty much everything.


Concerns: None


Build Quality: The Lightspeed has what appears to be a hand-soldered circuit board. I say “appears” because the board is covered in epoxy aside from a user-accessible socket for the op-amp. The pedal is assembled well with and the soldering of the jacks and pots is very clean.  Also, This pedal is built using a top faceplate--the same material that is used in Greer Amplifiers.  Greer does this because they treat pedals like they are amp chassis.

Value: The Lightspeed isn't cheap by any means, but it has great tone, and is bone simple to dial in.

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  1. Jeff Johnson

    This is yet another WINNER in the line of Greer Amps pedals…  well built, GREAT TONES and so simple to find the sweet spot!  (The custom WHITE faceplate is in my collection of Greer Amps pedals now and the review here is dead on!)
    Worth every penny, and worth checking out!

  2. Jason Johnson

    Great review of a great pedal. It’d be nice if there was a video or audio sample. One small quibble, it would make the review 100% more clear if the author used the manufacturer’s nomenclature to refer to the knobs you twisted. For example, when the author wrote about the GAIN dial did he mean LOUDNESS or DRIVE?

  3. Maicon Mendonca

    Boa noite!!

    Vocês entregam aqui no Brasil lightspeed ?

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