The Black Cat Wee Buzz is a slimmed down, more affordable version of the Bee Buzz. Both pedals are, of course, based on the original Roland Bee Baa. While the Bee Buzz is still very popular, Black Cat 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 other Black Cat 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, it’s not essential for every player, so Black Cat 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 it¹s hardwired to be totally maxed out all the time. Then Black Cat 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.
Based on original Roland Bee Baa design Slightly more gain than 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