Mystery of the BJF Honey Bee

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  1. rickkane32

    rickkane32 Member

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    Does anybody know if this is a MOSFET based overdirve? Any other tidbits into the techie side of it would be much appreciated. I just bought one from a fellow Gear Page member and want to find out a little bit more as I count the minutes until it arrives. :RoCkIn
     
  2. derek_32999

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    I dont know about the honey bee but if you can do fx then try this
     
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    At that price all BJF pedals remain a mystery to me. You can have 'em - I have rent to pay.
     
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    Hi

    Does it matter what it contains?Perhaps you won't even like how it sounds.....

    Rock on
    BJ
     
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    and if that happens, i'll be waiting patiently for it to arrive at my house. :p
     
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    Aww you probably wont like it either. In fact, you might as well just let it bypass your house and come to mine. No, trust me, that honey bee sucks big time!!!!:AOK
     
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    the HB used to help me pay my rent...under the hood I think it is powered by Honey I got all sticky when I opened mine up:eek: !!


    Chow,
    Seegs
     
  8. rickkane32

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    I just may try to build this. I will try to keep the Honey Bee and compare the two and let you know how they compare.
     
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    I would try to build it, but am new to the whole FX project scene (built a tribooster). The perfboard diagram/ schem/ pcb confuses me as I am used to the simple color by numbers type of project ala BYOC LOL
     
  10. Angle Loss

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    Do you buy a car without knowing what engine it has?

    Of course this matters as we all build up preferences to particular styles of equipment. I like tube amps, so of course I'm going to make sure it has tubes...:jo
     
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    I don't own a honeybee so I don't know whats in it. I assume that it is covered in the infamous black goop that makes Klon's and Fulltones sound so good. If anyone has a gut shot of a honey bee, I'd love to have a look.

    Scott:RoCkIn
     
  12. MAGICboy

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    It could have a dog turd in it for all I care..

    what does it matter if its mosfet, jfet, IC, ect.. If you like the way it feels, sounds, performs, then this shouldn't be an issue.. :)

    It truely doesnt matter
    Its what he does with his parts selection that does.. And I think he knows whats he's doin :AOK
     
  13. BJF

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    Hi

    Gentlemen

    With all due respect!

    Honey Bee pays my rent. It is a pedal driven by a 9 Volt battery so it does not contain tubes- that I can tell you as I build the Honey Bees by my own hands and tune them by my ear. For your interest it contains silicon- well maybe some Bee wings.....

    I think sound is what matters.
    I personally own and collect pedals that I think sound good, but care less how or what they are made of.

    And yes I'd buy a car and actually own a car without having the slightest clue to what engine it has - it does not matter as long as it does the job.
    I own a mexican Ford Escort- if you think I get rich from building pedals you can forget about that right now. I build pedals, answer questions 16 hours a day as my main job, mainly because it is my life and I enjoy and I have been doing this on and off for more than 20 years and you may know what I have invested in this

    Also I can tell you just by looking at the schematic of the Supro drive that it is not going to sound like the Honey Bee, but quite fine in its own way.

    The only reason I can see that anyone would like to know what's inside the Honey Bee( or any of my other pedals or any of my competitor's pedals for that matter) is if they'd like to prey on others hard earned knowledge and show their utter ignorance in not being capable of thinking out something for themselves.

    I know there are such people and have lived with such for many years.
    I take my measures to hide my secrets and those ways are many, though I don't mind sharing what I don't have use for. To those I beg of their decency
    to let my children be

    Don't give me any crap about if something fails because I do run one of the best serviceplans for pedals and this is even applied to the units themselves-
    this applies as long as the circuit is not tampered with.

    I have worded this many times and many times better, but now I am exhausted and overworked and I am afraid it takes the best of my patience

    Pain

    :mad:
    BJ

    Affiliation:

    I am the proprietor of BJF Electronics
     
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    I can understand the goop to protect the secret formula, but you can't even give a general description of the circuit? Besides, for the most part it's not the circuit people are paying big money for it's the hype (I'm not saying it's not deserved, I don't know, I haven't tried one). I just don't trust people that are so secretive.:D
     
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    Thanks for the heads up BJ!!! I will have to try it out. You always handle your business very professionally. Good luck with the continued success.
     
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    I have a whole pile of NOS labrador retriever turds, and a fresh batch of class A bulldog turds, get em while their hot!!!



    Caution: the NOS turds can soud farty with some setups. Dont say I didnt warn ya.
     
  18. BJF

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    Hi,

    Well technically it is a slewratelimited amplifier, constructed with four different knees in transfer function and a peculiar frequency response
    This makes an overdrive that you have to feed for it to give distortion something that can be controlled by pickingforce or just plain be played like a too small amplifier.
    Is that a general description?
    You may like this more with hotter pick ups than with weaker.
    I think it is a rather specialized circuit- not really for every one

    When this model came about it was not so popular as it needed to find its application.Now I am working all wake hours filling backorders one fourth of those for HB's and then answering questions, perhaps then it has found applications and I am most happy for the many good homes the bees have gotten.

    Yes I know how do you know if it is anything special? Well I suppose you can't know unless have tried the pedal.
    I also realize that while I have been doing this for the better part of my life you may never have heard of me or have any trust for what I say.

    At any rate I am pleased to meet you

    At your service
    Björn Juhl
    BJF Electronics
    Sweden
    www.bjfelectronics.com
    www.mpamp.com
     
  19. BJF

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    Thank you sir!

    At your service
    BJ


    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MAGICboy
    "It could have a dog turd in it for all I care..

    what does it matter if its mosfet, jfet, IC, ect.. If you like the way it feels, sounds, performs, then this shouldn't be an issue..

    It truely doesnt matter
    Its what he does with his parts selection that does.. And I think he knows whats he's doin"

    Thank sir MAGICboy


    "I have a whole pile of NOS labrador retriever turds, and a fresh batch of class A bulldog turds, get em while their hot!!!



    Caution: the NOS turds can soud farty with some setups. Dont say I didnt warn ya."

    Ah, well the hardest part was to get the bee turd for this model so I settled for the wings and besides I am allergic to bees.......
    NOS you say? well I may have just this other circuit that'd do fine with that...

    :BEER

    Carry on gentlemen
    BJ
     
  20. BJF

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    Hi,

    Oh just one final thing:

    The 'Supro circuit' would actually work really well in tandem with honey bee.

    Have fun
    BJ
     

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