I just played the Honey Bee and the LDO!!

Sid

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Damn, I really thought I didnt need the honey bee....it is something else...it really really is a great pedal.....KILLER crunchy tones....especially when pushed with the LDO.....but on its own, its amazing.....I HAVE to order it...I a/b it with the timmy, both are great pedals and have slightly some similar characteristics....BUT completely completely different....the overlap is like 50% thats it...and you know the rest of the 50% makes all the difference!!!its the crunch that I have been searching for in my entire tone quest!!!!

The LDO....man....I tell yopu I cant afford 500$ for an overdrive pedal,350 for the honey bee itself is a LOTT!!! but the LDO...is a killer pedal....I was really impressed.....I much prefer it to the eternity.....not only way more versatile...but more usable...and its got a lotta great tones!!!!!maybe its time for mojodrive!!!
 

Lolaviola

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i got the fever
i got the fever
i got the fever
i got the fe-ver
oh ba---by!!

by: Maxx Credit
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Ben C.

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Are you sure it was a Honey Bee?

You mention 'crunch' and to me, the Bee has no 'crunch' at all - it's smooth fizz-like fuzz that's warm and thick. No bite to it and too smooth to = crunch in my book. EGDM? That can have some crunch ;)

And you say it was 50% like a Timmy? How so? To me they were night and day. HB was dynamic, Timmy wasn't. HB was smooth, Timmy was gritty. HB thickened your tone and rolled off highs, Timmy was neutral. HB sounds small and somewhat boxy, Timmy sounds open and uncompressed. So I'm interested to hear how they were similar!

What amp were you playing these pedals through? That may be interesting to know as well...
 

Sid

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Are you sure it was a Honey Bee?

You mention 'crunch' and to me, the Bee has no 'crunch' at all - it's smooth fizz-like fuzz that's warm and thick. No bite to it and too smooth to = crunch in my book. EGDM? That can have some crunch ;)

And you say it was 50% like a Timmy? How so? To me they were night and day. HB was dynamic, Timmy wasn't. HB was smooth, Timmy was gritty. HB thickened your tone and rolled off highs, Timmy was neutral. HB sounds small and somewhat boxy, Timmy sounds open and uncompressed. So I'm interested to hear how they were similar!

What amp were you playing these pedals through? That may be interesting to know as well...
Wat I'm trying to say was...its the kinda crunch I like.....esp with a les paul:D...single coils not so much...but very few egs of crunch with a strat .....i dont find the bee fuzzy in any way.....it can get nasty but not fuzzy tone wise.....the egdm definitely sounds like crunch....and one would expect it to be....i guess more than crunch.....the honey bee is more kerrang!!but pushed with an ldo..its got some serious crunch....

Again, the opinions on the timmy and the bee....I dont concur....yea i agree that the timmy is more gritty,its definitely more neutral.....but I definitely didnt think the bee was boxy......i thought it was a great tube amp tone....the timmy sounds more open because it has some form of clean blend mixed in it...the gain is not open sounding to me....;)...what i meant was......they cab be dialled in to be kinda similar.....say in a band situation.....i can see them sound slightly similar.....but the two i think are the most different in the mids...i wont attempt to explain cos i cant...but i know thats where they are the most different!!atleast thats how i hear it.....they are nowhere same enough for me to not warrant owning them both.....love both of the sounds:JAM
 

Ben C.

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Thanks for the follow up Sid - I see where you're comin' from!

I still think the Bee sounds smaller and a bit boxy compared to the Timmy though! The Bee can give the illusion of being bigger because it can have gobs of low end. But that's just IMO and I'm sure we're running different rigs with different results!

-Ben
 

Sid

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ya man....i agree with the bottom end, but i generally have a balanced eq with all my pedals so the bottom end shines through.......the timmy is my main pedal into a fender amp though....:D

I was trying it with a Les Paul(w/ Tesla buckers) into a fender vibroverb:D(thanks pedalitis)
 

KennethC

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I was trying it with a Les Paul(w/ Tesla buckers) into a fender vibroverb:D(thanks pedalitis)
Bro, what vol did you up the vibroverb to? Cos the vibroverb tends to break up pretty early, so I'm wondering if that also contributed to the tone you heard, or if it was plainly the pedal.

I love BJF pedals (tho I only own the DRD) too man. :D
 

Sid

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I own only the dyna red as well...that might change soon....

well I can tell you it was pretty low volume....just above conversation levels.....
 

KennethC

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I remember Goose told me that to really test a pedal, you really gotta turn the amp up...

that's where the DRD really shines for me...when the clean portion is loud :)

You've got some really gd gear Sid... would love to try them out some day...
 

Don Rusk

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Ben and Sid could both be right--- the HB is very dynamic, it even has some dynamic EQ so depending on whats driving it and what speakers its going thru it could meet both description :YinYang
 

Sid

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I remember Goose told me that to really test a pedal, you really gotta turn the amp up...

that's where the DRD really shines for me...when the clean portion is loud :)

You've got some really gd gear Sid... would love to try them out some day...
Goose is the master man.....and I completely agree with him.....since I havent been playing in a band for ages...I have a gries 5 at home which can be turned up in the bedroom(still bloody loud tho)....but I get great clean tones...the DRD rocks with the gries......

You are welcome to try my gear anytime man...I stay more towards the north.....

But seriously....too much gear too little talent from my side:crazy
 

Sid

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Ben and Sid could both be right--- the HB is very dynamic, it even has some dynamic EQ so depending on whats driving it and what speakers its going thru it could meet both description :YinYang
Hey Donner,
LOVE the mayo paintjob...thanks a bunch.....are you still working with HBs?
 




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