Los Angeles’ Beetronics has caused quite a - OBVIOUS PUN KLAXON - buzz around the industry with its stunning handmade, relic’d pedals, and now the company has set its sights on two new offerings: the Royal Jelly overdrive/fuzz and Buzzter boost/preamp.
According to Beetronics, the Royal Jelly is “an overdrive/fuzz blender like no other pedal”, which runs overdrive and fuzz circuits in parallel for blending or running separately.
Two blend presets - Queen and King - make for simple on-the-fly switching, while the dry signal can also be blended.
The pedal’s EQ offers 10dB of cut/boost for hi (2kHz) and lo (80kHz), while a Buzz switch promises the “nasty high-end usually found on vintage fuzz boxes”.
The Royal Jelly Standard is available for $289 from Beetronics.
Two output presets are onboard the Buzzter, which allows three different stage levels to be set: clean, and then two steps up from that.
Beetronics are citing big headroom and ‘always-on’ boost functionality, controlled via boost (Honey), and out presets (Nectar and Pollen) controls.
Buzzter Standard pedals are available for $179 each - see Beetronics for more.