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..
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 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 and ages or even like moving a mic aimed at the speaker.
Quick Set- up:
Start with all four knobs full left .
Choose your Volume
Then Dirt level
Then adjust the Nature control concentrating on matching the lows of your amp …
Then roll up the C control concentrating on the upper mids EQ and the over all snarl response.
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.
Its was Bjorns 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.