Mad Professor Sweet Honey Overdrive
SWEET HONEY OVERDRIVE - DYNAMIC LOW GAIN OVERDRIVE PEDAL THAT IS LIKELY TO BECOME A CLASSIC, IF NOT ALREADY BEING ONE
"The sheer dynamics of the Sweet Honey Overdrive make it one of those pedals you have to own before you die. Like a great valve amp, it cleans up when you ease off your attack on your guitar's strings and then unleashes glorious harmonically rich overdrive when you dig in.
The pedal sounds tight in all settings and the integrity of your guitar's tone is never compromised.
When it comes to application, the Sweet Honey is best suited to classic blues and rock sounds although it will go heavier when combined with an overdriven amp channel.
It works equally as well with humbuckers and single-coils, although we particularly enjoyed thumping out huge-sounding bottom end riffs on our humbucker-loaded Strat.
Mad Professor will still make you a hand-wired version of all these pedals if you wish. The thing is, based on the quality of the sounds on offer from these lower-cost factory models, we don't think you need to splash out all that extra lolly.
We'd be surprised if many people could really hear the difference between the hand-wired and circuit board jobs anyway. Utilising a PCB construction hasn't diluted any of the wow factor that you equate with Mad Professor pedals.
The Sweet Honey is likely to become a classic - the way it reacts so well to the dynamics of your playing makes it a real keeper. Our pedalboard is missing it already."
-Music Radar, March 2011
Mad Professor Sweet Honey Overdrive (SHOD) is a touch sensitive low gain overdrive pedal. It is designed to overdrive distorted amplifiers and give dynamically controlled light overdrive on clean sounds.
Distortion level can be controlled by pick attack and pickup strength. Harder picking for overdrive and softer for a cleaner tone. With the unique Focus control, you can adjust the feel and dynamics of the pedal as well as overall EQ. Turning Focus CCW you need to play harder to get distortion and the tone is softer, great for jazz and blues. Focus turned CW gives a slight treble boost and earlier distortion great for classic rock.
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