The Super Bee captures that legendary Fullerton-made blackface 4x10" Super Reverb sound in an inspiring new model sized and powered to suit the true needs of today’s venues.
No channel switching, no loop, just pure old-school blackface-inspired tone, delivered with new-school usability.
From scooped chime, to edge-of-breakup twang, to stinging roar, it’s all there at volume levels that will keep the soundman smiling while you push the Super Bee into succulent output-tube-driven overdrive and harmonically saturated bloom.
The key to the Super Bee circuit lies in its current-production 6BM8 output tubes. The pair achieves rich, bold, articulate tone remarkably reminiscent of the classic 6L6GC but at only 10 watts — plenty to cut through your drummer at the next club gig, but easily driven into dynamic sonic splendor without violating any noise restrictions.
Add a built-in attenuator to take it from 2 watts to a whisper for late-night jams; Carr’s spacious, three-dimensional tube-driven reverb; an EZ81 tube rectifier for a lively, bouncy playing response; and Carr’s legendary point-to-point construction and high-end component selection, and this is the finest compact Fullerton-killer on the scene today.
But wait! There’s also the versatile Sting switch to reconfigure the Super Bee for three classic voices:
64 – extra-scooped shimmer for crystalline cleans
68 – pushed blackface with bite for meaty twang and crunch
72 – more gain and a shift in the EQ circuit placement delivering fuller mids for luscious leads
The Super Bee — a Super reverb combo you can actually carry . . . And tear down the house without shredding any eardrums.
All handwired, true point to point construction
10 Watts (full output) w/ built in attenuator
Tube complement: 2 x 12AX7, 1 x 12AT7, 2 x 6BM8 Power Tube/Preamp Tube combo, 1 x EZ81 Rectifier
Controls: Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, Reverb
3 position Sting Switch: 64 (extra scoop and shimmer), 68 Classic Black Face, 72 (increased gain while changing where the tone circuit is applied for a gigantic range of tones)
Variable 4th Generation Attenuator - Full power / 2 watts to whisper
16 USA made Jupiter Caps inside
Speaker: 1 x 10" Eminence Copperhead
Dimensions: 21" W x 8" D x 15 3/4 (including feet)
Weight: 33 lbs