The Model G is a not-so-distant cousin to the Honey Bee…with a distinct
flavor of its own.
About the color…the Model G started out as a Limited Edition of 10 units for the 10th anniversary of BJFe a few years ago.
It was Bjorn’s most expensive drive pedal ever and had a special paint job that used gold leaf over black. For the BearFoot edition, we chose Sherwood Green for the Sherwood Forest band of merry men who “took from the rich and gave to the poor.” G = Green and Gold.
The Model G runs on standard 9V and will work from 5V-15V.
The Model G captures the unique voice and response of an often overlooked brand of amps from the ’50s/’60s ~ the Gibsons that were right there
at the beginning with Fender, Valco, Vox and Marshall.
The MG’s sound is somewhere near the Tweeds and Supros but with a stronger and clearer voice, and a particular upper mid sound and snarl.
The Model G is related to the Honey Bee in the same way a Gibson Falcon or GA40 is related to a Supro…cousins with obvious similarities, but
The Volume, Drive and Nature controls are on both models.
The C knob is a big part of the difference – it controls several things at once: the upper mids EQ and snarl and slight speaker compression…
like adjusting to different speaker choices/ages or even like moving a mic aimed at the speaker.
Quick Set- up:
Start with all 4 knobs full left.
Choose your Volume
Set Dirt level
Then adjust the Nature control concentrating on matching the lows of your amp…
Then roll up the C knob concentrating on the upper mids EQ and the overall snarl response.