ALL THE BEES IN THE HIVE - BEE HISTORY

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Post by norhyme » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:04 am

ok - does anyone know how many orange bees were made?
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Post by drunkenguitarist » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:06 am

Taller76 wrote:What I know first hand.....
No 52 (Feb 5 2010) is lime green (Not Psycho Lime) 1290 enclosure, 2xOC71, small (3mm) black LED bezel, yellow LED.
Dont recall what number my SB-66 was but they are either grey or light (what I would call Petty) blue new style enclosure, 2xCV5416 (MIL SPEC OC84), clear 5mm lens, blue LED. There are lots of other little things that evolved (grounding method, pots, switch wiring etc.) but I haven't really paid attention to when they started evolving.
Do you still have the CV5416 Bee as well? How does it compare to the OC71 version as far as gain structure and how the pedal is tuned. Does it sound about the same as No. 52 or is it a different thing altogether?
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Post by tigerdriver » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:22 am

My new blue SB-66 has OC71/Mullard OC76 trannies. I had a grey one with the CV5416s too, they didn't sound particularly different to me.
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Post by drunkenguitarist » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:33 am

Thanks, tigerdriver. :tu:
There's a grey Bee currently for sale (at cost, no less! :cyclops: ) over at TGP. I was kinda hoping that there was a bit more mids because my amp can't really handle bass heavy pedals.

Here's the FS thread for anyone interested:
http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showth ... p?t=874091

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Re: ALL THE BEES IN THE HIVE - BEE HISTORY

Post by Scott » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:21 am

I've got the yellow :crackjam: number 14> July of 2009. 2 OC 76s in there. SOOO sweeet!!!
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Post by mjab-1 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:43 pm

Scott-Did you do any demos with the yellow Bee?
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Re: ALL THE BEES IN THE HIVE - BEE HISTORY

Post by david watts » Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:52 pm

Here is my first D*A*M, thanks to Joe. :freakout:
In the letter box yesterday so i couldn't use it with the band yet.
Just half an hour yesterday's evening in my music room, but i think it's gonna suit my needs.
A lot of volume available, really nice smooth sounding fuzz, and also lots of gain for a 2 transistors device.
One tranny is a mullard OC76, the other one is a mullard too but i can't see what number?
Would someone tell me what it is from the pictures ?

http://www.guitariste.com/forums/photos ... -1-big.jpg

http://www.guitariste.com/forums/photos ... -2-big.jpg

:cheers:
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Post by tigerdriver » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:07 pm

Interesting, every batch of SB-66s I've seen has had different trannies. Did the older ones vary that much?
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Re: ALL THE BEES IN THE HIVE - BEE HISTORY

Post by Braden » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:15 pm

david watts wrote:Here is my first D*A*M, thanks to Joe. :freakout:
In the letter box yesterday so i couldn't use it with the band yet.
Just half an hour yesterday's evening in my music room, but i think it's gonna suit my needs.
A lot of volume available, really nice smooth sounding fuzz, and also lots of gain for a 2 transistors device.
One tranny is a mullard OC76, the other one is a mullard too but i can't see what number?
Would someone tell me what it is from the pictures ?

http://www.guitariste.com/forums/photos ... -1-big.jpg

http://www.guitariste.com/forums/photos ... -2-big.jpg

:cheers:
My guess is it is a pair of OC76s
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Re: ALL THE BEES IN THE HIVE - BEE HISTORY

Post by I am Incinerator » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:20 pm

I'm stoked to get mine, it should be making its way across the atlantic by now if not stateside making it's journey to the middle of america!!
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