Mad Professor Sweet Honey Overdrive
Mad Professor Sweet Honey Overdrive

Sweet Honey Overdrive, Overdrive pedal from Mad Professor.

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Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 3 reviews )
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moosers's review

Mad Professor Sweet Honey Overdrive
Mad Professor's Sweet Honey Overdrive is a guitar pedal that I've got experience using inside the recording studio. A little while back I did a recording session with a guitar playing friend of mine who had a few different Mad Professor pedals, including the Sweet Honey Overdrive. The pedal has a standard make up, with a 1/4" input and output and power requirements from a nine volt supply. It isn't rack mountable in any way as it's a stomp box.


The set up of the Mad Professor Sweet Honey Overdrive is really very simple. It's got the same basic make up that you'd expect from most overdrive and distortion pedals out there, with parameters for volume, drive, and focus, the latter of which is a unique control for leveling out EQ and overall dynamics. It's a unique parameter that takes a minute of playing with to get used to, but is one that is really useful. I haven't had a need to check out the manual for the Sweet Honey Overdrive.


The overall tone of the Mad Professor Sweet Honey Overdrive is nothing short of outstanding. It's perfect for getting a little boost or overdrive to your guitar, but also sounds especially cool when you use it with an already distorted amplifier. You can push the level of overdrive up a good amount if you want, but it's definitely not the ideal type of pedal for getting raw distortion. Rather, it's best for getting a cleaner and more defined sort of overdrive sound. I loved using it for getting crunchy rhythm parts, as it was the go to pedal for getting this type of sound throughout the session.


While a bit expensive, the Mad Professor Sweet Honey Overdrive is a top tier pedal that is designed for experienced players looking to get a top notch lighter overdrive tone. For those who can't afford this, Mad Professor has kindly issued out PCB versions of their pedals that are about half the price. I personally haven't used this, but I'm sure it sounds pretty close and you get a very considerable savings. I'd highly recommend the Sweet Honey Overdrive for anyone interested in a truly great sounding overdrive pedal for guitar.

R3dlight's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Mad Professor Sweet Honey Overdrive
What are the effects, or types of effects available?
What technology is used? (Analog, digital, tube ...)


Setup is very simple: a volume knob, focus (which is more or less saturate quickly to attack the circuits), and the drive button (for the intensity of the overdrive)


Very good indeed, realistic, very sensitive to the attack and guitar volume.


How long have you use it? For a week.
The price is too expensive for the handwired version but the pcb version is more affordable. The overdrive is still light enough to saturate an amp is already a little crunchy on the sounds clearly not going to have a big overdrive distortion that draws on, nothing to see.
To bring a little 'dirt' to your sound, it is the top.

smilingdave's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Mad Professor Sweet Honey Overdrive
* What are the effects, types of effects available?

* What technology is used? (Analog, digital, tube ...)
Analog, wired to the mimine.

* Are they editable? Via a publisher Mac / PC?

* What is the connection? (Audio / MIDI)
Jack in / out jack

* Is this a rack or rack-mount model?


* The general configuration is simple?
Yes, volume, gain and focus that centers the tone.

* Editing of sounds and effects is easy?
Very simple

* The manual is clear and sufficient? ...


* Effects are they effective, responsive and realistic enough?
A simple and effective light and warm overdrive that gives body, the saturation is changing with the attack.
Put a tube screamer behind and let her sing!

* Which instruments do you use?
See gear list

* Which ones do you prefer, you hate?
I hold the key in the bass and drive, I varied the volume to manage the boost in my various guitars.
Gives a clean warm saturation without altering the basic tone of the instrument.


# For how long have you been using it?
two three years

# What thing do you like most/least about it?

# Did you try many other models before getting this one?

# What is your opinion about the value for the price?
Very good

# Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?
Yes, there is no better for this type of overdrive.