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Analog Man Sun Face Fuzz pedal
Sun Face Pedal
Sun Face


 
Our Price: $185.00


Availability - time to dispatch:: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Weeks
Product Code: AM-SUN-FACE

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Sunface Jack Location*:


Add a Patch Cord:
12" switchcraft soldered pancake type patch cord $18 [Add $18.00]

Add a Patch Cord:
6" switchcraft soldered pancake type patch cord $15 [Add $15.00]

Transistor Options:
Low Gain vintage germaniums, cleans up great $10 [Add $10.00]These will clean up very well when you back your volume down, like the NKT275 that we used to sell. They still get a good amount of fuzz and are low noise.
Red Dot NKT brand transistors $55 [Add $55.00]These are definitely made at the Newmarket factory. They look and sound identical to the old red dot NKT275 we used to have, but have a different part number on them after the "NKT", probably a house number for a specific customer.
Standard Germanium 2N USA made, nice cut, medium high gain, $10 [Add $10.00]
Standard Germanium 2SB171 low gain Japanese - super smooth, good cleanup $10 [Add $10.00]
Standard Germanium 2SB175 medium-high gain Japanese - super smooth $10 [Add $10.00]
High Gain Germanium Transistors $10 [Add $10.00]- These are new old stock early 1970s germanium transistors from Baldwin Organs, with nice high gain.
Silicon TFK BC-108C transistors, $0- these are the silver small metal can transistors.
Silicon TFK BC-109B transistors, $0These are original NOS Telefunken brand BC109B transistors. B is not as high gain as C, otherwise the same parts.
Silicon TFK BC-109C transistors, $10 [Add $10.00]These are limited in number, original NOS Telefunken brand BC109C transistors.
Silicon BC-183 transistors, $0- These are the black plastic transistors, we have some really cool old ones in 2012!
Silicon BC-108B transistors- These are '80s transistors, not Telefunken brand. Nice if you want the BC108 sound but without as high gain.
Guitar cables

Add a CBI Ultimate 15 foot Guitar Cable $25 [Add $25.00]Add a great sounding 15 foot long guitar cable, black with straight metal soldered Neutrik ends.
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Add LED:
No LED - $0
Green $15 [Add $15.00]
Red $15 [Add $15.00]
Yellow $15 [Add $15.00]

Graphics Options:
Clock graphics  See picture

On/Off Fuzz Pot:
On/Off Fuzz Pot $15 [Add $15.00]- This disconnects the battery when you turn it all the way down so you don't need to unplug the input jack.

Power Options:
Power Jack $15 [Add $15.00]Click on (?) next to Power Options

Sunface Options:
Sundial knob $25 [Add $25.00]

Add a knob cover:
Add an MXR style knob cover $1.99 [Add $1.99]- This knob cover fits on the larger of the two versions of MXR style knobs we use on our AM pedals. They make it easy to turn the knob with your foot. If you want more than one, you can add them to your shopping cart from the Accessories - Pedal Parts menu.

 
Description
 
Analog Man Sun Face pedals cover all of the Fuzz Face versions plus more, handmade to your specs with more options than any other fuzz pedal.
Features

Early 2018 - we are backed up on these, about 2 weeks or so to build a custom Sun Face.

ORDER CHANGES : I am spending too many hours every day changing orders and it's VERY difficult, and once we start the pedal it can be impossible. So please add any options you might want, BEFORE checking out. Thank you!

We are sold out of the Quick Deal options, sorry!

In addition to the QUICK DEAL options sometimes available above in the OPTIONS area, we have some other Sun Face pedals ready to ship. All are side jacks in the smaller box with SUN logo unless otherwise specified:

READY TO SHIP Pedals (not special deals):

- NKT red dot, top jacks, LED, power jack

** New money-saving QUICK DEAL standard models sometimes available! They are listed as a transistor option when available. These come at a discount as we can build them up when we have free time, and keep them in stock for FAST shipping, and pass the savings to you!!! PLEASE do not choose any other PEDAL OPTIONS (power jack, led, etc) if you want to get these special deals. **


This Sunface has many transistor options, there is no BEST, they are all very similar but have some differences that could make some better than others for your needs.

Here is a short summary, much more info is on the Sunface page on analogman.com :

2SB Japanese transistors : usually Toshiba brand, about 30 years old. Medium gain, not too finicky, nice warm tone, not very bright. Good cleanup. We have these in 2SB171 which is lower gain (better cleanup) and 2SB175 which is higher gain.

2N USA transistors : black or silver larger metal cans, similar to the 2SB transistors but maybe a little brighter and a bit more edge to cut through better. Usually made by General Electric (GE). Also used in the Low Gain Germanium option.


High Gain Germanium : These transistors were used in Baldwin Organs about 40 years ago. They are quite consistent, sound similar but fuzzier than the other germaniums but the higher gain does not allow them to clean up quite as well.

Low Gain Germanium : we choose from our Standard Germanium transistors with low gain, for a transistor that sounds and cleans up very close to the NKT275. Still gets fuzz when cranked up. Not very bright sounding.

White Dot NKT-275 - no longer available, only for Sun Face repairs or vintage restorations. Pretty low gain, not much fuzz but can get totally, sparkly clean. Very consistent, fairly bright, not too temperamental.

Red Dot NKT-275 - no longer available. Usually pretty low gain but we had some in medium and higher gain. Cool smoky, dark tones. Pretty good cleanup. A bit finicky, they don't sound good at extreme cold or hot. We put a bias trimpot inside even if you get a sundial so you can keep it in range (started this in late 2011). You should order the Sun Dial option with these as the sound will change at different temperatures.

Red Dot NKT : We got these in 2017. These are definitely made at the Newmarket factory. They look and sound like the old red dot NKT275 we used to have, but have a different part number on them after the "NKT", probably a house number for a specific customer. They are almost all medium gain. We also have some nice high and low gain pairs, just put a note in the order COMMENTS area if you want these.

SILICON

BC108C : most normally found in 1970 era Fuzzfaces, small metal can. Can be very high gain, can cause radio or other noise. Best to back the FUZZ KNOB or clean trimpot down a bit. We are now using some TFK (Telefunken) marked transistors just like the old ones from 1970.

BC183 : We have some really cool old BC183 with paint stripes, they came individually bagged. Medium high gain. I like these a lot for a silicon fuzz. Almost all the silicon transistors sound about the same if you use transistors with the same gain ranges. But these BC183 are all in the right gain range so it's easier to make a more consistent and excellent sounding fuzz. These are really smooth, almost like a germanium sound, smoothest of the Silicons. Not as bright as the BC108 or BC109.

BC182 : Similar to BC183, it's also easy to match these up with a BC183 to make a perfect matched pair. But I like the old BC183 that we got better so we don't offer these at this time.

BC109 is similar to BC108 but a bit edgier, cuts well.
TFK BC109C : NOS original Telefunken brand BC109C, high gain, cuts good but not as much bright edge as the BC109B.

TFK BC109B : same as above but B is a little lower gain, great cut and high end, also less of that high gain silicon noise and fussiness when the fuzz knob is cranked. Pretty low noise floor too. Very nice!

For more info about the Analog Man Sunface & options link here:

http://www.analogman.com/fuzzface.htm

Check out the BATT-O-METER for how you can test the battery level and LIFE without opening your pedal! It's in our ACCESSORIES area.

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 43 Write a review.

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AM 2N527 April 6, 2018
Reviewer: Bob Straatman from Barendrecht , Zuid-Holland Netherlands  
I have owned a couple fuzz pedals but this thing is better than most of them. Awesome sounds and great build quality. Well appreciated.

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Fuzz Without Peer: 2N Standard Sun Face April 2, 2018
Reviewer: Aaron Nickell from Aberdeen, WA United States  
Exemplary build and performance: the Sun Face 2N is the best fuzz pedal I have ever played.

It performs well with my AC30, Blues Junior, and 5150. It's thick and creamy with my Les Paul and really shines with my DuoJet. Run the pedal at full fuzz, use your guitar's volume knob, and adjust the Sun Dial bias trimmer to get Gilmour, Neil Young, Melvins, Clapton, Bonamossa, and everything in between.

I enjoy my Sun Face with a 9V battery, though the DC power jack comes in handy for emergencies. The 2N has gain to spare. Bias knob to the left, it sputters like a neglected Chevy; full right, it performs like a thick overdrive. I like it in the middle: it has quite a bit of midrange honk that makes single note runs vocal and far too much fun.

Having a buffer in the same chain detracts from the harmonics, "chewiness," and overall character of the fuzz.

Thanks Mike and team for a world-class fuzz pedal. Will be back for silicon soon.

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Sun Face BC 108 March 19, 2018
Reviewer: Seth Affoumado from San Rafael, CA United States  
I kept hearing about this fabulous pedal and had not tried one, until...I finally did and I'm really happy with the true creamy fuzzy tone that cleans up well! It's a killer! Thanks Mike!

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Great Fuzz! March 18, 2018
Reviewer: Jakub  
I got red dot NKT and a BC183 sunfaces - they are both excellent in every aspect. Also different enough for me to have both.

I use germanium NKT for less fuzzy tones on the edge of breakup and BC183 one for more aggressive fuzz. They nail classic fuzz tones which i like.

A fuzz pot with built-in on/off switch is a neat addition if you want to put sunface on a pedalboard (difficult to disconnect input to save battery) and still be able to use battery power.

Excellent!

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SN527 Sun Face March 10, 2018
Reviewer: David from NC United States  
Have been looking (actually listening) for that sound. Clean, but on the edge of breakup when playing with a lighter attack - then dirt and harmonics when you really dig in. This is the that sound,

This pedal becomes an extension of my guitar - cleans up when I back off the volume  and sensitive to attack. I have other dirt pedals, but none that match the dynamics of the Sun Face.

Do yourself a favor. Go to YouTube and watch the “That Pedal Show” episode on The Sun Face fuzzes. If you hear one you like, don’t hesitate. Order it. You’ll be glad you did. I recommend the SN527, of course.

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