Bearfoot FX inpressions

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by iggy, Feb 17, 2014.


  1. iggy

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    Just want to know if anyone has any experiences with the pedals this company has to offer. They are licensed/inspired by BJFE. Lots of different gains and od/distortion choices. Anyone?
  2. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

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    IMO, they're all excellent pedals.
  3. cnltb

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    ...with your favourite being? :)
  4. bongomania

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    I've only tried their compressors, but both of those were very nice. I would like to try the others.
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  6. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

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    pretty much all of them.
  7. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

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    the ones that I have are:
    1. Honey Bee
    2. Sweet Honey OD
    3. Little green Wonder
    4. Blueberry Bass OD
    5. Dyna Red Distortion
    6. Fire Red Fuzz
    7. Sea Blue EQ
    8. Sky Blue Overdrive
    9. Stone Grey Distortion
    10. Pink Purple Fuzz
    11. Artic White Fuzz
    12. Model G
    13. Snow White Auto Wah
    14. Deep Blue Delay
    15. Model H
    16. Pale green compressor
    17. Forest green compressor

    IMO, they're all awesome sounding pedals, but out of all of those, for overdrive/distortion, the honey bee and the blueberry are probably my favorites. for the comps, the forest green compressor.
  8. cnltb

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    Thanks!
    Jus today did i get a newsletter mail from them..tempted I am!

    Got any news on the 'Überbee' yet?
  9. HolmeBass

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    I thought the Snow White Autowah was a Mad Professor effect. In fact, most (all?) of the pedals in John's list are Mad Professor effects- is Mad Professor a sub-brand of Bearfoot FX?
  10. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

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    all mad professor pedals are BJFE designed and most of them have the same counterparts as BJFE pedals.
  11. cnltb

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    ...and if having the choice between them you get?
  12. HolmeBass

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    Ok, and BJFE == Bearfoot FX I am guessing...

    I'd think the hand-built, point-to-point wiring in the BJFE's might make them better, and if they use better resistors and caps then definitely better. Again, though, just a guess.
  13. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

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    IMO, the handwiring doesn't necessarily make them better, but it DOES make them a lot more expensive. ;)
  14. rratajski

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    When did Bearfoot start making Blue Berry Bass ODs?
  15. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

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    BJFE, Bearfoot and Mad Professor pedals are all designed by Bjorn Juhl so they're all very close cousins.
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    I know that. What I am asking is when did Bearfoot start making Blue Berry Bass ODs? It's on your list.
  17. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

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    they don't. I just consider ant pedal that's designed by Bjorn all in the same group.
  18. iggy

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    John, just wish we had a list of the pedals that retain the low end and don't need the mod that you normally do with some of the od's that lose some of the lows. It really is a good time to be a bass player and have all the choices out there, but with so many choices there is also uncertainty to buy and not like the product especially with each pedal costing near 200$ a pop.
  19. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

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    the Honey Bee and Model G have a full low end and require no mods for bass, and of course the MP blueberry retains the low end great too.

    the Dyna Red is a Marshall type of distortion
    the Model H is a Hiwatt

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