A long time coming, the Über Bee is finally here…the result of much research and feedback over the years. The Über Bee expands the range of the Honey Bee, while still hitting the classic Bee tones.
If you are happy with your current Bee, then you probably don’t need the Über. But if you ever wished the Bee could be cleaner, brighter or stronger and dirtier, then we have something for you.
The biggest surprise is the expanded range down. Yes, the Über actually starts a little cleaner and this is the tastiest warm clean boost I’ve heard – didn’t even know it was there! And then you can run up the Treble control and get a really nice honey-colored clean. But with the Treble knob down all the way it starts off with the slight extra warmth of the original BJFe HB and goes up from there to unity treble, meaning that if you want, your Bee and clean tones can have the same treble for those that don’t like the “dropping blanket” sound you can hear with bright speakers.
Dirt – oh yeah, this is an overdrive! With the Drive knob all the way down it starts at the new Honey clean. Rolled to about 10 o’clock, you match the max dirt of the Honey Bee. Then it continues up to about twice the dirt density of the HB. (If you want more dirt than that, you probably should just get a Honey Beest or a Dyna Red…or my favorite, pre-boost it with a Rooster.)
The Honey Beest is a different animal. It has the Preamp and different EQ for running at medium and high gain, while the Über covers the ground between the two.
The Über Bee runs at 5 ~ 15 volts (same as the Honey Bee) and features very low battery drain just like the rest of the drives.