Beebaa alternative

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Sk10
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Beebaa alternative

Post by Sk10 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:39 pm

I'm looking for a not so expensive alternative for my crusty Roland Beebaa.

A pedal that doesn't take as much real estate as the original would be nice.
I don't need the treble boost circuit.
I need a lot of volume... way above unity gain...
Any recommendations?
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Re: Beebaa alternative

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Re: Beebaa alternative

Post by HorseyBoy » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:34 pm

Maybe the Stomp Under Foot Son of a Bee?

https://www.stompunderfoot.com/son-of-a-bee.html

I think John at Basic Audio did a few versions as well, although I could be wrong. :hmm:
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Re: Beebaa alternative

Post by Lach » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:59 pm

I'm in the same boat! Absolutely love the BeeBaa!

Been considering trying a Maxon Fire or an Anarchy Audio Baa Bzz for ages but haven't gotten around to pulling the trigger...

And the possible reason for that is that I currently use an Analog Fox Tone Machine clone on my board and it has - way above unity gain, a similar gnarly fuzz character about it, and the octave up as a separate footswitch, it's a great board alternative for that type of fuzztone and doesn't leave me wanting a whole lot more! I love it with the Bass VI
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Re: Beebaa alternative

Post by resynthesis » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:06 pm

^ You're right, John Lyons did a couple. My brother used to have a Black Cat version which (as I remember) was pretty good.

Wasn't there a CreepyFingers too? I could be wrong of course...
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Re: Beebaa alternative

Post by phidias » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:18 am

You can talk to Jimmy Behan (Super Electric Effects) who made a killer Beebaa pedal (I have one). He has shops on eBay and Reverb, and also is a forum member here.
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Re: Beebaa alternative

Post by Dr Tony Balls » Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:29 pm

I've made a few before...could always make more.
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Re: Beebaa alternative

Post by Sk10 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:20 am

I just bought a Black Cat Bee buzz. Curious to test it out.
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Re: Beebaa alternative

Post by Lach » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:47 pm

I've just picked up a Maxon Fire too. It sounds awesome, very close to the original, slightly tighter low end and more focused, but the flavour is all there. The volume is also very similar though and isn't going to get you way over unity
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Re: Beebaa alternative

Post by jagermonster » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:31 pm

I had a Stomp Under Foot Son of a Bee for a bit - wasn't for me, but it was well made and allegedly close to the real deal...

https://reverb.com/item/13674847-stomp- ... kle-yellow

I think I sold mine for $120.
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