The Model G is a not-so-distant cousin to the Honey Bee…with a distinct flavor of its own.
The original has been discontinued…meet the NEW Model G+, which offers even more sustain and growl with the ‘C’ knob!
About the color…the Model G started out as a Limited Edition of 10 units for the 10th anniversary of BJFe a few years ago.
It was Bjorn’s most expensive drive pedal ever and had a special paint job that used gold leaf over black. For the BearFoot edition, we chose Sherwood Green for the Sherwood Forest band of merry men who “took from the rich and gave to the poor.” G = Green and Gold.
The Model G+ runs on standard 9V and will work from 5V-15V.
Shipping fee will be added at checkout for all orders outside of USA.
The Model G+ captures the unique voice and response of an often overlooked brand of amps from the ’50s/’60s ~ the Gibsons that were right there at the beginning with Fender, Valco, Vox and Marshall.
The MG+’s sound is somewhere near the Tweeds and Supros but with a stronger and clearer voice, and a particular upper mid sound and snarl.
The Model G+ is related to the Honey Bee in the same way a Gibson Falcon or GA40 is related to a Supro…cousins with obvious similarities, but important differences.
The Volume, Drive and Nature controls are on both models.
The C knob is a big part of the difference – it controls several things at once: the upper mids EQ and snarl and slight speaker compression…like adjusting to different speaker choices/ages or even like moving a mic aimed at the speaker.
This new revised version of the Model G offers even MORE sustain and growl than the original!
Quick Set- up:
Start with all 4 knobs full left.
Choose your Volume
Set Dirt level
Then adjust the Nature control concentrating on matching the lows of your amp…
Then roll up the C knob concentrating on the upper mids EQ and the overall snarl response.
Reviews from TGP BearFoot FX Tourbox Participants
- And I’ve saved my (surprising!) fave for last. I always had a great appreciation for the original Model G, but in my experience, it’s a grower. I can’t think of another pedal to compare it with, and I’m not sure I gave it enough credit from the start. It’s not flashy or in-your-face. And it’s not nearly as boring as a comfy old pair of shoes. It’s just a fantastic OD/medium distortion pedal that brings your amp and overall tone to life…and that’s a lot! It’s a rarity for me to truly appreciate a pedal that’s not overly conspicuous (e.g., roaring fuzz or self-oscillating delay), but this is a definite exception. Many of you won’t consider the MG+ to be as laid back as I’m making it out to be. After all, this is NOT a transparent drive by any means. It has its own distinct flavor and a good amount of gain on tap if desired. In fact, it’s a “distant cousin” to the acclaimed Honey Bee OD…but I like it better! I was able to compare the new MG+ (same configuration, tweaked for much better results!) with my original MG. The difference might be negligible to some, but the tweaks Donner made to the MG (the Comp…previously “C”…knob in particular) make this pedal do more of what I love most from it…growl and give up the dirt! I haven’t played too many tweed-style ODs, but this might be similar to that sound. It’s perfect for so many different genres of music (well, maybe not metal…) and the Nature knob is amazingly helpful in getting it to go into differing tonal territories. Whereas before some noted that there wasn’t a good deal of use for the ‘C’ knob, the new ‘Comp’ knob is MUCH more effective than ever before, offering obvious increased compression and mids if turned CW. As much as I loved the original Model G, the new MG+ is a well-imagined successor to an already phenomenal pedal. My fave of the bunch! (USA, April 2017)
- This INSTANTLY reminded me of my old Emerald Green Distortion Machine. But it also reminded me, at higher gain settings, of my Budda. The gain comes on quick with humbuckers (I’m using a DiMarzio 36th Anniversary PAF in the bridge of my LP), but it’s a quality sounding grit. I kept the Nature knob around 10:00. This gave me some girth, but took out just enough of the bottom end to not be too flubby. I liked the C knob below noon. With the gain, I found myself just increasing it gradually because I really liked the character of the drive, if that makes sense. It was really an enjoyable feel under the fingers and you could really use that sound for any kind of music. Something that’s really cool, too, is that if you dime the gain, volume above noon, nature control off and Comp cranked, you get this really cool fuzz-like overdrive. Just a really neat sound. (USA, April 2017)