Bee Juice Overdrive

Incredibly responsive dynamic overdrive with a sound as sweet as honey. Though often described as transparent, it does colour the tone a little - certainly more than a Klon Centaur™ - but in a good way. It doesn't stick a big Tube Screamer™ or OCD™ stamp on your sound, but gives it a little shading with a yellow crayon.

Drive goes all the way from slight boost to medium crunch, and it works well with clean or dirty amps.

Let your guitar controls and playing dynamics do the talking - the Bee Juice will help you along.

New version of the PCB is set up for vertical mount pots (which have round shafts - you'll need knobs with set-screw fitting), but you can wire up normal ones if you prefer.

Partial kit: PCB, all board-mounted components, pots.

Full kit: As above, plus footswitch and appropriate daughterboard/components for your selected bypass type (see Downloads section for details of those), jack sockets, DC socket, battery snap, hook-up wire, LED.

Enclosure (pre-drilled) is only available with full kits, and will take a battery. Knobs are not included.

Builds are only available with full kits including enclosures. Please choose appropriate knobs.

Difficulty: Medium

PCB size: 50 x 35mm

Knobs required: 3

Enclosure: 1590B

Direct-Connect compatible (4-way)


Here's the older version


Pedal Parts



£33.60 inc. tax

£28.00 ex. tax
? Tax based on United Kingdom.

Customer Reviews

3 review(s) posted (write review)
Full bodied amp style drive. 5 product stars
"It's not an amp in a box/tone shaper, but it's definitely the most solid amp style drive I've built and played yet. I've compared it next to my OCD, Plexi Drive, and JHS Bolt clones. Where the three mentioned have more variation in tone shaping and drive range, the Bee Juice has the most solid full bodied feel and touch sensitivity. Forget the Tube Screamer or Klon(?????????????), this is my fave transparent(yuk! naff term) boost/overdrive so far." Simon Wood - 01/04/2018
Bee Juice Overdrive 5 product stars
"First time build for me. After a few errors and some troubleshooting (down to my lack of experience!), it now works a treat! Sounds exactly like I hoped it would with a fantastic low to mid-range crunch. Very responsive and whilst it colours the sound (in a good way), it lets through the sound of different guitars nicely. The kit was sent out extremely quickly, as were the extra bits I ordered after my minor mess ups. Looking forward to my next build!" Gareth - 01/02/2018
Great 5 product stars
"Just finished building it. Maybe the best OD pedal i've ever played. better than all the lovepedal, MJM and others I have owned and sold. Quite easy to build, very well thought card that fits nicely the enclosure. Sounds great, quite vintage, very expressive pedal. A must have" Rod - 05/07/2014

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Full kits DO NOT include enclosures unless you select them in the 'Kit Type' drop-down menu.

Don't forget to download the appropriate daughterboard build document for your kit:
Standard 3PDT