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!