Info about the original:
The Model G captures the unique voice and response of an often overlooked brand of amps from the 50s/60s ~ the Gibsons that were right there at the beginning with Fender, Valco ,Vox and Marshall..
Somewhere near the tweeds and supros but with a stronger and clearer voice, and a particular upper mid sound and snarl.
The Model G is related to the Honey Bee the same way a Gibson Falcon or GA40 is related to a Supro … cousins with obvious similarities, but important differences.
The volume, drive and nature controls are on both models.
The C knob is a big part of the difference – it controls several things at once: the upper mids eq and snarl and slight speaker compression … like adjusting to different speaker choices and ages or even like moving a mic aimed at the speaker.