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Dusky Hypatia Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal - Used  From Dusky

Hyper-Versatile Fuzz That'll Fit Any Signal Chain Fantastically!


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Retail:  $180.00

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Condition: Used, Very Good - Velcro Strip on Back

Manufacturer's Description from Dusky

The Hypatia is a fantastically versatile fuzz/overdrive/distortion pedal.

The basic elements are: a wide gain range, an adjustable low end, a specially designed input buffer, and a MOSFET-based output buffer. The gain range spans from ragged crunch to blown out, bludgeoning fuzz—all while remaining musical. The low end can be tailored for any instrument across a range of musical styles, from doom metal to classic rock to noise rock.

A specially designed input buffer preserves the resonant filter effect of coupling passive magnetic effects directly to a low-impedance transistor input stage, while still presenting a modern, high impedance at its input. Which means the Hypatia will sound great wherever it is placed in your signal chain.

To round things out, a MOSFET-based output buffer (lifted almost verbatim from the Mandorla), provides enough output volume to get even-more drive straight from your amp, as well as impart some amp-like flavor of its own—which complements the ragged, transistor-y core of the Hypatia perfectly.

The Meat knob controls low-end content. With the knob all the way up, the sound is bassy and blown out, almost like a square wave on a synth—especially with the Heat knob at maximum, as well. Rolling back the Meat control allows mid-range and treble to come through more clearly and revoices the circuit for a more cutting sound.

The Heat knob controls overall gain and can take Hypatia from singing, sustaining fuzz and distortion at one extreme to crunchy, textured overdrive, as it's rolled back.

The Light knob controls the amount of treble in the circuit and can be used to take the edge off of some of the otherwise harsher settings you might find.

The More knob simply controls output volume of the pedal, which is hot enough to push a tube amp into overdrive, as well—if that's the kind of thing you're into. That is the kind of thing you're into, isn't it?

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Effect Type: Fuzz/Distortion

Controls: Meat (Bass), Heat (Gain), Light (Treble), More (Volume)

Battery: 9V

External Power Supply: 9-18V (not provided)