The Honey Bee sounds and reacts like small vintage combos with nicely worn tubes and speakers.
The Volume knob controls the overall volume without changing the distortion. The Drive knob varies the distortion complexity and saturation. The middle control adjusts the “nature” of the EQ. Begin with this control at straight-up “noon.” To the right there is a subtle adjustment to the upper frequencies with the most treble at full clockwise. Turning this control counterclockwise from noon adds in lows and changes the distortion saturation interactively with the Drive knob. And at full counterclockwise, the Honey Bee is fully bloated and saturated like a small combo pushed to its limits.
The classic Honey Bee Overdrive…a small vintage combo amp in a pedal.