The Black Cat Wee Buzz is a slimmed down, more affordable version of our Bee Buzz. Both pedals are, of course, based on the original Roland Bee Baa. While the Bee Buzz is still very popular, we wanted to create a pedal for players who just want a little fuzz without all the fancy features... a Wee Buzz!
The Black Cat Wee Buzz employs the same circuitry as its big brother Buzz, but comes in a smaller, more "pedalboard-friendly" size. It has only the basic features, and a finish that more closely resembles our other pedals. But the biggest difference between the Wee and the Bee is the absence of the Boost channel...
FUZZ! That's what made the original Roland Bee Baa AF-100 a vintage icon. With its two switchable and distinctly different tone settings, the Bee Baa produced a roaring wall of fuzz that was unmistakably unique. That same fuzz is featured in both the Bee Buzz and Wee Buzz. While the Boost is quite a useful effect (and we worked hard to make ours sound great), it's not essential for every player, so we made the Wee Buzz without it. That means the Wee Buzz is 100% Pure Fuzz! It doesn't even have a control to dial in the fuzz because the fuzz is hardwired to be totally maxed out all the time. Then we took it a step further by using a higher gain transistor in the first gain stage of the Wee Buzz, giving it a bit more of an edge than the big Bee Buzz.
- Based on original Roland Bee Baa design
- Slightly more gain the the Bee Buzz
- Cool black glass epoxy PCB with yellow silkscreen
- Metal film resistors and audio grade capacitors
- 3PDT true-bypass switches and Switchcraft jacks
- Uses 2.1mm Boss style power jack, or internal 9V battery
- Hand-wired, Boutique quality, Made in USA
About the Name
After we decided to make this pedal, we had a brainstorming session to come up with a name for it. We narrowed the possibilities down to a list of five contenders, but we couldn't decide which one to pick. So we took the matter public and let our Black Cat Pedals fans decide with a vote. The second runner up, and most popular on our Facebook page, was Mini Bee. But the overwhelming response from the members of our mailing list was Wee Buzz. By the way, the name "Wee Buzz" was a last minute addition to the list, suggested by none other than Black Cat Sara.
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