That's right folks, you read that right. We've brought the mythical sounds all the way from the US! Echoinox is honored to announce that we are the official Exclusive Distributor for Greer Amps Pedals in Singapore.
Greer Amps Origin
When Nick Greer was young, he asked his grandfather how he knew what he was supposed to do in life. Allen Greer's response was wise and straight to the point: "You'll know.. you just know when it clicks", "Pick one thing--do that really well, and you'll go far." Those were the words that inspired Nick Greer to do what he does best today: make the most awesome electric guitar pedals known to man. With a plethora of distortions and overdrives each with their unique circuits, Greer Amps rock 'n' rolled their way to the “Best in Show Award” at Summer NAMM 2015.
Well, that's enough background info, you can read the rest over here Lets get down to the exciting stuff, pedals of course! Here are some of Greer Amps' most popular pedals that you can look at adding to your pedalboard for great tones! Check them out today!
1. Lightspeed Overdrive
This pedal deserves a thesis on its own. Possibly the most finely handcrafted light gain overdrive to ever exist on our planet. The classy aluminium blue chassis packs in even classier tones. With rich harmonics and smooth clipping, the Lightspeed Overdrive delivers a pleasantly transparent lightly-driven tone that compliments your natural guitar tone. Once you've got it on your board, you'd be hard pressed to take it off. It stacks extremely well with other pedals, giving you a good base tone to work with. With a great glassy-sounding growl, it gives you that extra grit that you need, whilst preserving your base tone, making it a great drive for delivering those riff or solo lines. This is your pixie dust that you so earnestly seek while searching for great tone.
2. Southland Harmonic Overdrive
Pedal designs do not come better than this. It's clear, it's classy, and incredible simple but classy.... Wait I said that again didn't I? Well this guy has got the substance to go with the style. Built on the foundations of the Lightspeed Overdrive, the Southland Harmonic Overdrive takes you further beyond the boundaries of where the Greer left you. That means many more times the goodness. Retaining the Lightspeed's transparent and neutral character, the Southland tops it with a little more mid-range, dirt and presence. What it excels in is low and medium gain, being able to deliver tones from that glassy growl to the grind, giving you more mid-range but with a more transparent character. Think of it as possessing the tone of a modified Ibanez Tubescreamer, with added clarity. Like its predecessor, the Southland stacks extremely well with other pedals, giving you that extra harmonic quality that you may be seeking for your overdriven or dirt sounds.
3. Little Samson
Did you think the tonal goodness was going to end there? Nope it hasn't. Taking you even further beyond the boundaries of the Lightspeed and the Southland Harmonic Overdrive, is The Little Samson. Once again, it retains the clarity of the guitar's natural tone, whilst layering it a more natural sounding, chunkier gain to crank out that crunchy distortion tone. If you wanna deliver great leads, then you have to consider getting the Little Samson on your board for the additional strength. It doesn't get too trebly, nails a really great mid-range and keeps the low end really tight and balanced, designed to let your picking dynamics ring through. Oh, of course it stacks really well, just like its predecessors. This is an extremely flexible and great sounding distortion to have in your arsenal.
4. Super Hornet Octave Fuzz
Based off the Foxx Tone Machine from the early 70s, this, is about the only hornet that you would never ever hate. Its not just a fuzz pedal, but its an OCTAVE fuzz pedal tweaked with NOS BC-107B transistors. The Super Hornet has that extra mid range that rockets you up to full on raspy clear fuzz once you crank up the Fuzz knob. Coupled with the extremely complementary tone knob, it gives you added versatility that ensures that whether you are on single coils or humbuckers, this Fuzz will set you buzzing. What is exciting is the additional STINGER footswitch, which delivers that extra octave tone (when the toggle switch is set to Stinger), an ingenious idea to give you the ability create tones that would leave you glued to your guitar and amp for the whole day. With more high fuzzy smashy buzzy tones, it is the right amount of nasty that will leave you reeling from its awesomeness.
Greer Amps' stuffs are top-notch tone shaping beasts and it is no surprise that many popular artists are using them. To name a few, Dweezil Zappa rocks the Lightspeed Overdrive and Tarpit Fuzz (coming soon!) while Jason Isbell and Peter Stroud shreds the Lightspeed Overdrive and Southland Overdrive.
We hope you enjoyed this post, but more so, we hope you enjoy the goodness and awesomeness that Greer Amps pedals will bring to your tone. Trust me, you will want to give these effect pedals a go before you impulse buy anything else.