Two fuzzes, one Boost, one box! The Hyperion fuzz is really a wonder in its design and sound, packed and with lots of gain. Although when we grab this schematic, we were attempting to make a Boss FZ-2 inspired fuzz, after building it and testing, we realized, in fact, it wasn’t a direct clone of that legendary fuzz. Yet, we were blown away by the tone and features of this mysterious circuit.
Soooo… while devolving the Hyperion Fuzz, we figured out that it’s not what we thought it would be. Basically, we were going for a straight clone of the Boss Hyper Fuzz ™ and what we had when verifying the boards was an amazing sounding pedal… but it did sound different… very Good, packed with gain and tonal settings but different. So we did some more research and figured out that the schematic we were using was something different. We weren’t able to figure out if it’s someone’s own creation or based on something. But its schematic is definitely not even close to the FZ-2.
This model requires a DPDT ON/ON/ON SWITCH* to have the 3 modes fully functioning.
If you are experienced and feel like an experiment, you can replace it with a 3p4t Rotary switch. Of course, this would require you to box the pedal in a bigger enclosure with a different pots layout.
It might not be a bad idea to make a new version in the future featuring this mod, and maybe some tweaks on the EQ section, like adding mids control…
- Mode toggle (Fuzz I, Fuzz II, Boost)
For further analysis on this circuit take a look at this thread on Free Stomp Boxes Forum.