The Beetronics Overhive is a medium-gain overdrive with a boutique look and sound. Handcrafted in California, the Overhive features a custom steel casing with a fantastic aesthetic taking inspiration from steam-punk and post-apocalyptic styles. Tonally, the Overhive produces a smooth sound, highly reminiscent of the natural breakup from a vintage tube-amp. The Overhive is designed to respond sympathetically to your amp, where it will enhance the amp's best qualities while reacting naturally to your playing. This is a stand-out overdrive pedal with a responsive sound that will make a huge impression both sonically and aesthetically.
The Honey dial creates the core gain level and can allow you to go from a low-gain dynamic crunch to a medium-gain drive. Both settings responding extremely well to your playing dynamics and allow you to create a cleaner sound simply by playing more lightly or rolling back your guitar's volume control. A tone control and master volume help you shape your sound, from warm and mellow through to bright and cutting.
The 2-way Hive switch sets the Beehive's response between a tight or a loose feel. This switch lets you recreate a vintage-style tube amp with more 'sag', or a more modern amp-style overdrive with enhanced articulation and pick-attack.
The 2-way Body switch gives the Overhive more/less low-end. This is ideal for changing guitars with different tonal characteristics, and for giving you the option of a fatter sound or a tighter/thinner tone.
The Overhive has a custom steel chassis and high-quality parts, handmade with incredible attention to detail. The pedal is finished with a stand-out design, and the internal electronics are proudly crafted with a unique bee-shaped PCB.
California-based Beetronics is a family company specialising in handmade guitar effects pedals. Founded by a guitar player, drummer, journalist, architect and a dog(!), Beetronics produce boutique pedals with no two devices exactly alike. Beetronics has amassed a fanbase of professional users, including Josh Smith (solo), Patrick Carney (Black Keys/Producer), Eric Zapata (Gary Clark Jr Band), Tim Commerford (bassist - RATM, Audioslave, Prophets of Rage), Zach Myers (Shinedown) and many more. Beetronics' pedals exude an undeniable 'cool' factor, with the unique finishes and fastidious attention to detail extending all the way to the aesthetics of the internal electronics.