What pedal gets closest to...

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  1. Sid

    Sid Member

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    The BJF Honey Bee

    The BJF PPF or The Sybil (in terms of a smooth fuzz)

    Looking for cheaper alternatives to the same....:p

    something around 150-180$...

    Thanks for da help:JAM
     
  2. 20forSeven

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    I don't know about the fuzz but I have a Honey Bee and I feel that the OCD at lower gain settings has similar harmonic overtones. Both of these pedals have great harmonic overtones and sound great stacked. The OCD does not have the same honey coating that the honey bee has but it is an affordable alternative and will make a great compliment to the Honey Bee if you ever get one.
     
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    very interesting...but the OCD is kinda more harsh isnt it??anything smoother???

    heard good things about the HAO sole pressure:roll
     
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    Could the Barber Small Fry get that sound? I know it gets quite a few different sounds, so someone who has it would have to answer. You can't say it can't just by the few sound samples out there.
     
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    This is the truth here....

    Skreddy's Screw Driver will do ALL of those.
    When played it for the first time it totally reminded me of the HB. Turn the Gain almost all the way down, and you have that pick attack control over it.

    Amazing controls, you can adjust how much bass gets fed into the fuzz circuit and how much treble comes out.

    Kickass box.
     
  6. Gil1

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    The thing about the Honeybee to me is that it's a bit of an odd box.
    You might be able to find things that sound like it alone.

    But the most interesting thing it does for me is when it's stacked with something. It seems to morph into being part of that other pedal, and your amp. Change the stack, and the Honeybee morphs with it.

    I really didn't get it by itself.
    But when I stacked it, my whole board turned upside down.

    Put a Tim into it, and it does great Pop and Americana.
    Put a Germ boost into it, and it does a great Marshall/Rangemaster tone.
    And so on.

    To me, it's like an effects pedal for effects pedal, and it's job is to be a morphing power amp.

    I'm not sure other pedals would have that nature.
     
  7. 20forSeven

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    The OCD is more harsh than the Honey Bee. But the harmonic overtones are similar. I have an eternity and it is great how ever if you want a fantastic classic rock or blues sound try stacking an OCD into a Honey Bee. Because of the overtones the OCD makes the Honey Bee have more sustain and punch but the overall sound is still the same as the Honey Bee. The Honey Bee is awesome and there probably isn't any pedal on the market just like it, but the OCD can come close in certain applications. Also when you get a Honey Bee you will have an awesome combination.
     
  8. Sid

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    Thanks a lot guys...

    I played on a Skreddy Screwdriver and frankly felt the sound wasnt as rich as a honey bee..but it does come close...pretty close:crazyguy

    the Barber...hmm interesting...any view on this??


    I was thinking of the PPF into the HB as a stack...very common..but also the DRD into the HB....

    so any cheaper alternatives??:cool:
     
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    Hmm any thoughts on the HAO Sole Pressure?
     

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