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Analog Man Custom Sun Face Fuzz pedal
Sun Face Pedal
Sun Face

Note: Don't forget the POWER JACK option if you don't want to power by battery only! The power jack is not standard on our Sun Face pedals. If you add the power jack option you will have the option of using any Boss style 9V DC Isolated power supply or a battery to power your pedal.
Our Price: $195.00

Availability - time to dispatch:: Usually Ships in 2 to 3 Weeks
Product Code: AM-SUN-FACE


Jack Location and options*:
Side Jacks
Side jacks with on/off fuzz pot $15 [Add $15.00]
Top Jacks
Top jacks with on/off mini toggle $25 [Add $25.00]
Larger Enclosure - top jacks with on/off fuzz pot $15 [Add $15.00]We can build any Sun Face in this slightly larger enclosure (BART)

Add a Patch Cord:
12" switchcraft soldered pancake type patch cord $17 [Add $17.00]

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

Add a knob:
Add external CLEAN knob $25 [Add $25.00]TOP JACKS ONLY! EVEN ON THE BARTS We can change the internal white CLEAN trimpot into a small knob between the VOL and FUZZ knobs. The MXR knob rubber will not fit any of the knobs with this option.

Transistor Options:
2SB171 lower gain germanium Japanese - super smooth, good cleanup, $10 [Add $10.00]
2SB175 medium high gain germanium Japanese - super smooth, $10 [Add $10.00]
BART Germanium trans, larger enclosure, only SUN graphics! $45 [Add $45.00]These are large Russian transistors, medium-high gain, they sound HUGE too. Easy to use, cut well, nice and fuzzy with cleanup all the way on the guitar pot.
BART Low Gain transistors, muffy sound, large SUN box only.
General Electric Black vintage germ trans, Low, Med-High, & High gain specify in comments $10 [Add $10.00]for the Sun Face these are stamped with the 'GE' logo
Germanium 2N527 USA, medium high gain $10 [Add $10.00]
Hitachi 2SB77 - Low Gain $10 [Add $10.00]Japan made traditional FUZZ transistor
NPN Germanium British CV type $0- CV7351 NPN British Transistors
RCA germanium from 1967, pretty high gain, these are NOT temperature stable $0
Vintage Germanium, High gain $0These are traditional old germanium Fuzz transistors, USA made.
Standard Germanium Transistors $10 [Add $10.00]- These are USA 2N or GE 2N type new old stock germanium transistors that clean up pretty good and have good fuzz tones
RCA germanium LOW GAIN transistors - temperature stable $45 [Add $45.00]- Low Gain RCA are a bit less bright and clean up better.
RCA germanium Med-High Gain - temperature stable $45 [Add $45.00]These are the same RCA transistors, but higher gain, brighter and fuzzier.
Silicon TFK BC-109B transistors, $0These are NOS Telefunken brand BC109B transistors. B is not as high gain as C, otherwise the same parts.
Silicon TFK BC-109C transistors, $0NOS Telefunken brand BC109C transistors. Higher gain than 109B
Silicon BC-183 transistors, $0- These are the black plastic transistors, we have some really cool old ones in 2012!
Silicon TFK BC-108C transistors, $0- these are the silver small metal can transistors.
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 $26 [Add $26.00]Add a great sounding 15 foot long guitar cable, black with straight metal soldered Neutrik ends.

Add LED:
No LED - $0
Green $15 [Add $15.00]
Red $15 [Add $15.00]
Yellow $15 [Add $15.00]

Graphics Options:
Clock graphics

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

Sunface Options:
Sundial knob $25 [Add $25.00]The Sun Dial is an external bias control. It will be an internal trim pot if you don't get this option.
Guitar cables

Add a guitar cable:
Add a CBI Ultimate 10 foot Guitar Cable $25 [Add $25.00]

Add a knob cover:
Add an MXR style knob cover $2.29 [Add $2.29]- This knob cover fits on the larger of the two versions of MXR style knobs we used to use on our AM pedals. It won't fit the knobs we normally use the last few years (except the POT) but if you choose this option we will put the older style knobs on your pedal. 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.

Add a shirt:

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.
Red Dot NKT with our ARDX20 into AC-30 (starts at 41:00)
Emerson Swinford (Rod Stewart band) shows the BART Sun Face!
Taz demos his Low Gain Germanium Sun Face.
BART, new RCA, and NPN Germanium CV compared.

The slightly larger "BART" size cases can be used for any of our Sun Faces, just request one in the order comments box at checkout. The good thing about these boxes is that they allow any options (top jacks with on/off fuzz pot etc).


The 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 :

Vintage Germanium transistors : These are USA made old transistors, lower gain cleans up quickly, sounds and cleans up like the NKT275. Still gets fuzz when cranked up. Not very bright sounding. High Gain were used in Baldwin Organs about 45 years ago. They are quite consistent, sound similar to the other germaniums but the higher gain does not allow them to clean up quite as well. Some of these came out of old Baldwin organ boards. We only have these in high gain.

BART: these became available in 2020, BIG fuzz sounds but excellent cleanup throughout the volume pot range on your guitar. Cuts through great, some edge and crunch to the sounds. Run the FUZZ knob down a bit and the BIAS up a bit for cleaner sounds like the white dot NKT275. These will use the slightly larger case as they are too big for the small case. This case allows any options (top jacks, on/off pot, top power jack if no CLEAN knob). These are sometimes just a little noisy (white noise/hiss) and come in Medium-high gain. We also have a different model of the BART which is low gain and has a Big Muff sort of sound, like an AC128 transistor, not as clear as our others but great for that thick compressed sound.

2N527 USA :
Silver large body transistors with silver legs. "W" brand, these are fairly bright and clear, in medium-high to high gain, specify if you have a preference. The cleanup is good, depending on gain (the higher gain, the less cleanup).

Hitachi 2SB77: These low gain germaniums from Japan have excellent characteristics and work great for a traditional sounding Fuzz Face. They have a decent amount of fuzz when up all the way, and a nice gradual cleanup, with medium tone, not too bright or dark.

2SB Japanese transistors : usually Toshiba brand, about 30 years old. Not too finicky, nice warm tone, not very bright. Good cleanup. Not much edge, very smooth sounding. We have these in 2SB171 which is lower gain (better cleanup) and 2SB175 which is medium high gain (still much lower than silicon).

RCA: These are back in 2021! These are the only Germanium transistors we have found that are not very temperature sensitive. These are pretty bright, and can get very clean. These tend to be a bit noisier than others but we don't use them if they are too noisy. They come in low gain and higher gain (med-high). Low gain still has plenty of fuzz. IN 2022 we got some that look the same but made in 1967. These are high gain for Germanium but sound great, though not good at extreme temperatures.

RCA/BART Hybrid Pair: We can use an RCA low transistor to avoid temperature instability, and a BART high transistor to make the sound fatter and fuzzier. They still clean up well, all along the volume pot range, not too fast. A little brighter than all BART. Although this is not listed as an option on the page you can order it by selecting either the RCA or BART transistors ($45 option) and in the order notes write that you'd like the RCA/BART hybrid pair. These are medium gain.

NPN GERMANIUM British CV : We had some of these NOS transistors from 1976 in our stash, and saw that a British pedal builder whose work I like was using them in a popular, expensive fuzz, so we finally tried them. The main benefit they have is normal polarity so you can use a daisy chain, though I still recommend isolated power. These sound similar to the RCA, nice brightness and decent cleanup, which gets bright and British sounding. The gain is pretty high, so best to use a touch of the CLEAN trimpot unless you want the full fuzz sound.

SILICON - higher gain, no temperature issues, not as much cleanup, usually brighter.

BC108 : most normally found in early 1970s era Fuzzfaces, small metal can. BC108C is high gain, can cause radio or other noise. Best to back the FUZZ KNOB down a bit to reduce noise. We are now using some TFK (Telefunken) marked transistors like the old ones from 1970. We also have these in BC108B which is lower gain, in TFK and SGS.

BC183 : These are 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 easy to make a consistent and excellent sounding fuzz. These are really smooth, almost like a germanium sound, smoothest of the Silicons. Good cleanup for silicon. Not as bright as the BC108 or BC109, or as much edge as the BC109. The Eric Johnson Fuzz Face by Dunlop uses these transistors, with a low bias voltage (around 3V) so you can use the internal bias trimpot or Sun Dial to dial in that 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 so we don't normally offer these at this time.

BC109: Similar to BC108 but a bit edgier, cuts well. TFK BC109C are NOS original Telefunken brand, high gain, cuts good but not as much bright edge as the BC109B.Be careful cranking the FUZZ knob. TFK BC109B: same as C 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. My favorite on bass guitar. Very nice!

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


Power Jack

Power jack is an option on these to allow you to plug a power supply into the pedal. If you get it, the Sun Face will still come with a battery and work the same with a battery. If you might use a power supply or TheGigRig Virtual Battery, it's much better to get the power jack than to connect a cable to the battery clip. Just make sure to use ISOLATED POWER (which is what the Virtual battery does if you have a non-isolated power supply).


We can add a power off switch on the FUZZ pot, when you turn it down all the way it clicks and disconnects the battery. This will only fit on the side jacks model. We can install a mini toggle switch to kill the battery on the top jacks model. If you can unplug the cable from the input jack, it will do the same thing. But for people with the pedal in the middle of their pedalboard, one of these options will make it easier if you want to use a battery. If you use a power supply (requires the power jack option) then these battery disconnect options are not needed.


We can move the internal white CLEAN trimpot to an external knob. It works like turning down the volume knob on your guitar, to make the sound more clean and tight/bright.
If you get this option, it will be between the Volume and Fuzz knobs and you must choose TOP JACKS. It is a smaller knob, and the other two knobs will be smaller also. The MXR KNOB rubbers will not fit if you get this option.
If you don't get the Sun Dial, we can do the clean knob as a normal size black knob in the middle of the pedal and you can get top or side jacks.

Below is the current optional CLOCK LOGO, which you can choose instead of the Sun Face.

BART size vs MXR size enclosure:
BART SIZE 125B: 2.5" wide x 4.75" tall x and 1.5" high
1290 or 1590B : 2.25" wide, 4.25" tall, and about 1.25" high

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 77 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Sunface CV7005 Low Gain March 24, 2024
Reviewer: JJ from Queensland, Australia.  
This low gain version of the cv7005 is a less fuzzy fuzz even when the fuzz dial is cranked. Turning up the sunfaces volume dial pushing into the amp creates much thicker fuzz tones. The most important thing for me is a fuzz that can turn down. Turning down the guitar volume with the cv7005 low gain produces hands down the most natural sounding drive I've ever had out of a pedal. The drive reacts unpredictably unlike most overdrives and the harmonics are stacked, just like a real amp breaking up. Incredible.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 2SB175 Sunface July 19, 2023
Reviewer: Steve M. from USA  
Excellent customer service. Mike and Amy are very helpful and informative with any questions I had. Awesome sounding fuzz! Warm, Smooth and creamy tones. Can get a variety of classic sounds including some great Clapton tones. The add-ons available are very useful in tweaking your sound. Highly recommend the Sunface for the highest quality fuzz builds around.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Sun Face Fuzz RCA germanium - low gain June 7, 2023
Reviewer: Daniel from Germany  
Update: After a month of playing this pedal I'm blown away even more! I never considered myself too much as a fuzz guy as many fuzzes I tried altered the tone of my instruments or amps too much or got too muddy, dark and wooly. The Sunface with low gain RCA transistors is completely the opposite! No other pedal opens up my Plexi the way this one does, it cleans up so well when backing off the volume, stays bright and warm at the same time no matter if after a Les Paul with humbuggies or a Strat with single coils and it works wonderful in front my Princeton as well! Never expected that! Fuzz is not only about how things sound, it's even more about what it does to your guitar and amp, how it interacts with both and how things feel under your fingers while playing. This pedal simply feels and sounds unbelievable. The Sunface is not just a pedal, it is kind of an instrument on it's own. Never had something like that before! Awesome!

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 RCA low gain Sunface March 25, 2023
Reviewer: Dan from Sydney  
I tried to write a novel of a review but a million characters isn't enough to sing my praises for this thing.

Changed my musical life for the better. Regret not finding this earlier, maybe wasn't ready then.

p.s. still sounds good on a hotter day in Australia.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Sunface RCA Low Gain February 24, 2023
Reviewer: Sean from Maple Ridge BC Canada  
This RCA low gain Sunface cleans up beautifully. The fuzz tones are nuanced and refined. Dialing back the bias adds some hairyness.
This version is not over the top but it's something I completely embrace. It absolutely responds to my attack and hilites all the dynamics of my playing. Really really special! Thanks analogman and thanks analog Amy for all the help and correspondence!

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