If you could pack the soundtrack to a beach party in the 1960s into one small metal case, this would be it. Inspired by the plethora of fuzz pedals that popped up once silicon transistors became widely available, this really is a riot in a box. Hand-built with all period-correct parts, point-to-point wiring and a hand-painted (ish) enclosure, the Beehive is ready to swarm you with the coolest tone.
Listen to the Buzz, as it takes on half the world
As the Fuzz nerd that I am, I often spend quite a bit of my time studying different circuit topologies looking for things that are interesting or unusual. The fuzz boom that happened in the mid to late 1960s as silicon transistors became more widely available and gain figures skyrocketed was a very interesting time as random manufacturers seemed to pop out of nowhere and pretty much everyone wanted to have a go at the Fuzz game.
The Beehive takes inspiration from a handful of those more obscure pedals and condenses it in one bumblebee-looking box. The name, by the way, is a homage of sorts to one of my favourite bands (and shameless Fuzzers), The Jesus and Mary Chain. It is all hand-wired point-to-point style using period correct parts such as Tesla and Tungsram capacitors, carbon comp resistors and enhanced with the modern reliability of Neutrik jacks and TT potentiometers.
Returns will be accepted on any item for up to 6 (six) months after the date of purchase, provided the item is returned to Veri-Tone in the same as-new condition (just the pedal, don’t worry about stickers or packaging).
For returns up to two weeks after the date of purchase, Veri-Tone will provide the buyer with a return label when possible, or refund the buyer for shipping the item back. After two weeks past the date of purchase, the buyer is responsible for the cost of shipping the item back, and the original purchase amount will be refunded upon Veri-Tone’s acceptance of the item.
For defective items, if the buyer wishes to have the item repaired and sent back to them, Veri-Tone will provide the buyer with a return label when possible, or refund the buyer for shipping the item back if this occurs within two weeks after the date of purchase. For repair requests past two weeks after the date of purchase, the buyer is responsible for shipping the item back to Veri-Tone. Veri-Tone will either repair the original item or provide another functional item of the same model. This policy is valid for up to a year after the original date of purchase, but only for the original buyer.
If the buyer chooses to return a defective item for a refund, Veri-Tone will provide the buyer with a return label when possible, or refund the buyer for shipping the item back if this occurs within two weeks of the original purchase. For return/refund requests past two weeks after the date of the original purchase, the buyer is responsible for shipping the item back. Upon receipt of the item, Veri-Tone will provide the buyer with a full refund of their purchase, including the original shipping fee. This policy is valid for up to 6 (six) months after the original date of purchase, but only for the original buyer.
Introduces higher frequencies into the fuzz sound, without losing the bottom end.
2. Low Cut
Cuts the bottom end pretty drastically. Pretty cool horn-like lead sound.
Controls the output of the effect.
This pedal takes a standard Boss-style (negative centre) 9V DC power supply.