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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 2 to 3 Weeks
Product Code: AM-SUN-FACE


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, 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.
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.

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.

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.

Early 2018 - we are backed up on these, about 2-3 weeks or so to build a custom Sun Face.

ORDER CHANGES : we will require a $50 surcharge to change any Sun Face specifications (LED, power jack, etc) after the order is processed. 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):

Low Gain germanium with Sun Dial
BC109C with clock graphics
2SB175, LED, on/off, slightly funky graphics so these 2 options are free.

** 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 :

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. 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 NKT275. Still gets fuzz when cranked up too. 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 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 almost all medium gain but let us know if you want some on the lower or higher end of the gain range. We do have some nice high gain pairs, just put a note in the order COMMENTS area if you want these.


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 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:

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: 38 Write a review.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
BC183 Silicon Fuzz February 17, 2018
Reviewer: Scott D from montreal, QC Canada  
I love this pedal. For me, this one gets the closet to the Eric Johnson style fuzz tones, a little dark and woody, and fantastic. This could easily be the only fuzz you would ever need if Mike did not also make the great Astro Fuzz. Mike's fuzzes are the best that I've tried and I've tried quite a few. It's always a pleasure to play through Mike's pedals, there's nothing pedal for loud live gigs.

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NKT 275 WD January 10, 2018
Reviewer: André Fugissawa from Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul Brazil  
In a nutshell: It´s a kidney punch in your ears. In a good way, of course. Go get one!

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Down the rabbit hole. November 26, 2017
Reviewer: Eric LC from Portland, OR United States  
Well, another extraordinary work of craftsmanship from the makers at Analog Man. Trusting my intuition, I opted for a Sunface with Mullard transistors, a sundial, and the on/off fuzz knob… simply put, these turned out to be wise choices. This pedal's entire range is brilliant and revealing—and that’s before I stacked it with the Beano Boost (playing guitar and lap steel). Still deciding whether I prefer one before or after the other, but bottom line, it's all very, very good.

(Update!) There are a few sounds on the digital Mellotron that I'd never considered using... until incorporating the Sunface. Like, the Acoustic Harpsichord... really? Oh, yes. Some sounds seem to transcend the pedal's fuzziness and are imbued with such warmth and body. Wow, just wow.

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Sun face bc109b October 9, 2017
Reviewer: Emile Veilleux  
If you're looking for something to play the legendary solos of Echoes (Live at pompeii), Time and Money (The dark Side of the moon) then you are in the right place. Seriously, with the sunface, I can easily find the tone I'm looking for when I'm thinking of the good old fuzz. It's a fuzz, so it's harder to tame than a muff, but the sound is so huge and deep, well... Try it.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Red dot NKT Sun Face September 29, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Gustavsberg, SE Sweden  
Excellent, indeed! Gives me beautiful singing tone, with the right amount of gain, fuzz and grit on full throttle. I just love it! Cleans up very well when backing off on the guitar volume, too. Even with humbuckers (ES-335), which actually makes this a very (and somewhat unexpectedly) versatile pedal.

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