Beetronics' “extremely versatile” Overhive overdrive pedal takes flight

California effects co Beetronics is making perhaps the most visually impressive boutique pedals on the market, and the well-punned Overhive is the latest to leave the, erm, hive.

Promising “extremely versatile” medium-gain overdrive, the Overhive aims to retain players' guitar and amp tone, delivering musical break-up and sustain.

Besides honey (gain), tone and volume knobs, the Overhive also packs a body switch to add low-end boost, while the hive switch toggles between a bigger and fatter, or tighter and thinner tone.

The Overhive is available to preorder from Beetronics FX for $230, while custom pedals will cost more.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.