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Analog Man Sun Face Fuzz pedal
Sun Face Pedal
Sun Face


 
Our Price: $185.00


Availability - time to dispatch:: Built to your specs within a week or so. Usually 1-2 business days for special NO OPTIONS deals.
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 $75 [Add $75.00]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, you can specify gain in comments $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.
1973 Mullard (UK) CV7005 Germanium Transistors $35 [Add $35.00]
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 Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face versions plus more, handmade to your specs with more options than any other fuzz pedal.
Features

Summer 2017 - we are getting heavy orders so our normal week or so build time may be a bit longer. We removed the QUICK DEAL versions for now as we are sold out of those till we catch up. Thanks for your patience!

We do have some Sun Face pedals ready to ship, just these, we can add some options to these if needed, ask to make sure. All are side jacks in the smaller box with SUN logo unless otherwise specified:

Low Gain Germanium, Sun Dial
2N527 Sun Dial
2SB175 LED and on/off fuzz pot
2SB171 Sun Dial
CV7005 LED and power jack

** New money-saving QUICK DEAL standard models now available! These transistor options 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 similar but have some differences that should make some better than others for your needs.

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

Mullard CV7005 - Military spec germaniums from 1973, medium to low gain. We found that almost all of the NKT-275 sold, especially in the last ten years, are actually re-labeled transistors. We were able to see a CV7005 mark faintly on some of them (they rub off the old markings before re-labeling them), so we bought a bunch of these in the UK over a decade ago. They have "KBDA 7301" on them. 7301 means 1973, 1st week. The K means that it has been manufactured to specification, the B indicates that approval was given by UK military authorities (military spec), D is the factory identification code for Mullard Ltd, and A is the Mullard Blackburn factory. We we know EXACTLY when and where these were made, and by whom. They sound almost identical to the NKT275 because they are probably the same thing. I did a comparison and found the Mullards have a little more ATTACK to them and cut a little better, they sound almost identical to the white dot NKT275, not as dark as the red dot. Also great in our Beano Boost!

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 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. 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 to the other germaniums (close to TI/UK) 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 white dot NKT275. Still gets fuzz when cranked up too.

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, not too temperamental.

Red dot NKT-275 - no longer available. Usually pretty low gain but let us know in your order if you want medium, or 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 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. They are all medium gain.

SILICON

BC108C : most normally found in 1970 era Fuzzfaces, 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 best 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.

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.

BC109 is similar to BC108 but 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 all information 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. It works only on the Silicon negative ground Sunface pedals, so check it's page for more info.

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 32 Write a review.

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Beyond Impressed September 1, 2017
Reviewer: Carmelo Santini from Fort Worth, TX United States  

I had never played a fuzz, so I did my listening homework and talked to Analogman.  I placed an order (money talks) and included a paragraph of exactly what I wanted.  They totally delivered it!  If you don’t have an NKT pedal that you’re already happy with try the new Red Dots and specify your tonal and gain spectrum preferences.  It’s such an experience to play in person, so dynamic.  I could leave this pedal on for 20-35% of my set haha…. I’m probably going to overdo fuzz now.  Sunface for my strat, Astro Tone for my Les Paul.  They sound great, Analogman knows fuzz.  I got it with all the bells and whistles and I recommend all of them, I did not have any point where I said, “gosh that LED light or optional power jack is effecting the purity of my fuzz pedal too much I wish I hadn’t gotten it.”  Internal trim, sun dial, on/off fuzz knob, top jacks, led, optional power, beautiful finish, etc all that stuff adds up to a super satisfying pedal.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Another 5* 7005 Mullard review - It's magical July 28, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Mount Juliet, TN United States  
You've heard the demos, but when you play it...it will melt your face. This pedal is worth every penny and then some. Crank the Fuzz and ride the guitar volume knob. Get the Sun Dial, too. So many tones to be found.  

Mike, you're a wizard. What a raucous little demon this is.



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TI/UK Sun Face w/ bias knob - Amazing! May 10, 2016
Reviewer: Bill from Raleigh, NC United States  
I'm old - so old that the classic pedals sought after in recent years were new when I was using them.  Luckily, I've had access to wide variety of vintage pedals and amps.  My first fuzz was a Vox Tonebender MkII - could never really tame it ...

Been looking for a true fuzz pedal that would offer up those Beck, Page, and Jimi tones and the Sun Face has always been high on my list as a possibility.

The TI/UK pedal with bias knob arrived very quickly (3 days ...).   Right out of the box, the quality was apparent.  Solid build - pots very smooth - great start ...   Plugged it in for a quick test run (small Boogie w/ a Kirn Tele) and, less than 10 minutes later, there were the tones I was hoping for.  Beautiful, vintage tones! I had to check a calendar just to make sure what year it was -  alas, 2016 ...

The TI/UKs make for an awesome, classic fuzz pedal that cleans up nicely (if one has to back off ...) -  highly recommend it!   Thanks, Mike and crew for a terrific pedal!

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CV 7005 April 30, 2016
Reviewer: Matthew Roberts from Irvine, CA United States  
I just received my Sun Face with CV7005s and Sundial. This pedal is amazing. So many tones in it, and nothing sounds bad. It is extremely musical, organic, and just inspiring to play. I am thrilled with this pedal. It not only cleans up extremely well, but it is very dynamic and really responds to your attack. You can have the fuzz all the way up and really control it just with your hands, going from a whisper of fuzz to all out madness. It really rewards the player and gives you the opportunity to control it. I can't say enough good things about this pedal, and I would highly recommend the CV 7005 transistors if you want to go the Germanium route.

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I miss my 182/183 silicon! March 12, 2016
Reviewer: Mike Morris from Dunwoody, GA United States  
I bought a silicon 182/183 a few years back and absolutely loved it.  It could be gentle and smooth or feisty and spitty (in a great way!)!  I loved the low noise no matter how loud I played (and I mostly play with hot single coil pickups).  I had to sell it last fall due to some financial hardships, but am saving for another.   I will have one again as soon as I can!  Analogman pedals are the best!  You will not regret buying one!

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