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Hylight UK Unveils New Handmade Fuzz Pedals

Hylight UK Unveils New Handmade Fuzz Pedals

No machines, solder baths, or PCBs, honoring the traditional way pedals were labor-intensively constructed in the ’60s.

Hylight Electronics’ designers turn their hands to productions of HyFuzz MK I, HyFuzz MK II, and GENX MK I.

We at Hylight UK are proud to announce the production of 3 x fuzz pedals based on a combination of classic fuzzes infused with modern touches. All the pedals are point-to-point hand-wired, with the very best quality components. No machines, solder baths, or PCBs, honoring the traditional way pedals were labor-intensively constructed in the ’60s. This ensures reliability, attention to detail, and military precision in building a truly road-worthy pedal.


  • A modern take on a classic tone
  • Variable bias filter allows for greater soundscapes of tones: from a lagging breakup to ultra-smooth fat sustained fuzz.

The Generation X fuzz is housed in a large, robust casing, reminiscent of today’s Moogerfooger pedals, just without wooden sides. Three controls are on the top, labeled Fuzz Sustain, Output Level, and Filter. Generation X pedals will produce distorted fuzz tones based on the sound of the grunge bands of the 90s. Its edgy and smooth sustain will cut through any song. GENX MK I features 3 x handpicked NOS OC81 transistors. The added Filter control varies the voltage fed into the transistors thus changing the tone from smooth to a more aggressive character. Made in zinc-plated Wine Red powder finished case with

HyFuzz MK I

Mk I fuzz uses original germanium OC81D transistors specifically selected by Hylight to offer the correct output frequency and consequently the ideal fuzz tone. Everything is here from a slight ‘push’ in guitar output to all out sustained fuzz. Use the guitar or the pedal’s Output to dial back the signal and bring out the real nuances of your playing and tone. The sound will likely be authentic and akin to the old Original 1965 Fuzz mixed with Studio 2 stompbox as used by The Beatles at Abbey Road. This fuzz will work amazingly with the dialed drive of a Hylight amp to produce in-your-face distortion with a classic sustain found on well-known records. Made in a zinc-plated Gold Green powder finished case with diagonal gold Hylight Logo and function descriptions. MK I features 3 x handpicked NOS OC81 transistors. Powered by a 9V battery or by 9V Power Adapter.

HyFuzz MK II

The re-designed model of the HyFuzz MK II pedal provides constant sharp-dressed suppa fuzz with endless smooth sustain which would work great with guitar harmonics. MK II features 3 x handpicked NOS OC75 transistors. Again, using original germanium transistors, the MK II uses OC75 model Q’s to give a highly saturated output level of fuzz that is both thick and defined. As with all the Hylight Fuzz series, these pedals are designed for the player in mind, be it in the studio, at home, or live. The MK II offers the player a kaleidoscope of potential sounds. Made in a zinc-plated Dark Grey powder-finished case with silver Logo and function descriptions. Powered by 9V battery or by 9V Power Adapter.

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