Honeybeest vs. Screwdriver dlx for vintage sounds

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  1. rochell59

    rochell59 Supporting Member

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    Hi friends,

    I have owned a Screwdriver in the past. It's been a few years, but I remember it sounding pretty vintage ala early Page: exploding small combo with fuzzy edges. I sold it because I got tired of using the actual screwdriver. I wanted knobs.

    I own a Lunar Module Deluxe.

    From what I've heard, the Honey Beest sounds like a large tweed/supro. I'm not too interested on the Honey Bee. I'd like to have a little bit more gain available. But, who knows? I play humbuckers and the Bee might be enough. Thoughts?

    Can the Skreddy sound like the Beest? I'm looking for something with nice mids, vintage sounding, doesn't get buried in a full band mix and stackable with a Timmy or EP boost.

    Thanks!
     
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    If you play humbuckers and you want some mids to help cut through the mix, and stacking, you've just described the HBOD's specialty. It's got enough gain on-tap especially with humbuckers to get you there.
     
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    I played humbuckers and never found it lacking in gain
     
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    Thanks!
    Any Honey Beest/Screwdriver owners care to chime in?
     
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    I have both and they are my two main dirt boxes. It would be hard to choose between the two really. The SD Dlx can have a little more bite dialed in, but they are both great sounding od's that can be set to sound like a real tube amp's breakup.
     
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    Thanks!

    I'll be stacking it, so I'm wondering if the pregain on the Beest would be overkill. Thoughts?

    Also, I'll be selling my Nord to fund the purchase. Don't mind.
     
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    I haven't got a Beest, but I have got a Bee and the SDD. I've tried goosing the Bee with a boost which I imagine gets it pretty close to the Beest.

    I would say, for the sound you're after, the SDD is probably a better fit as it does indeed have that slight fuzz thing going on. The Bee I don't consider at all fuzz-like in character but it certainly sounds amazing all the same.

    Other difference include:
    - The Bee responds more to picking dynamics (although the SDD is no slouch in this regard)
    - The SDD can be dialled to have a flatter EQ than the Bee, and is more tweakable EQ wise in general.

    Btw, they make an awesome stack, as others have pointed out!
     
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    Bumping old thread. Anyone else have thoughts on this subject? Honey Beest Incoming and I have a LMMD and SDMD on my board. Kinda thinking one has to go, but not sure. Skreddy into HBOD/HBEEST or vice versa? Too much the same, or just enough variation? I run a Sunface also, with Flint and ARDX20, sometimes a Orange Juicer comp.
     

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