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Analog Man Sun Face 2SB Germanium Transistors

Our Price: $290.00

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Unlike a pedal like a Tube Screamer, which will always sound good if the right chip and other parts are installed correctly, a fuzzface is a very finicky circuit. The transistors used in a fuzzface make all the difference in tone, feel, and amount of fuzz/cleanliness. Germanium transistors were the first type of transistors generally available, starting in the early 1960s. They are not very stable or easy to manufacture consistently. Since silicon transistors took over from germanium, almost nobody makes germaniums anymore, and the few that are made just don't do the trick in a fuzzface circuit. Each transistor used in a fuzzface needs to be tested for several parameters including gain, leakage, noise, and tone to make a great sounding fuzz. These transistors are just not available in any decent quantity. For these reasons, no big company can, or usually even tries to, make a classic germanium fuzzface that sounds good. It's too much of a hassle.
We are now making these in our own cases, as the Analog Man Sun Face . They are built in small gold boxes with our own SUNFACE circuit board which was made small enough to fit in almost any enclosure. This is a VERY high quality board the same type as used on our other pedals. It is better quality than any other fuzzface clone you will find, with shielding, plated through-holes, etc to meet military specs. It also has an internal CLEAN trim pot which you can see on the top left. This trim pot acts just like turning down the VOLUME knob on your guitar, to clean up the fuzz. It can be used to preset the sound if you prefer the sound with the volume knob rolled back a bit. It can also be used to kill Radio Frequency Interference, which may be a problem on high gain pedals in some areas, by turning it down a hair. like all our handmade pedals, the Sunface has true bypass, so when off they do not alter your sound at all.

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