NPD: Analogman Sunface CV7005

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  1. David Garner

    David Garner Senior Member

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    Friends, this pedal is transformative. I just got it earlier this week. Mostly to use with my Strat, but I played the Les Paul through it this morning and it was a revelation. Beautiful, complex, overdriven tone with the volume on the guitar at 8 to 8.5 or so. Thick, wooly, ridiculous fuzz/distortion with the guitar volume on 10. Chimey cleans with the guitar volume on 3-6 or so.

    I've never used a fuzz face type before. I highly recommend trying one. FWIW, with the Les Paul, it sounds much better through my Marshall amp than my Deluxe Reverb. It sounds good through both, but it is just classic through the Marshall. And it likes the amp to be cooking a little -- don't set it dead clean.

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    That's key - I think Fuzz Face style pedals sound best through an amp that's already at least a little dirty.

    Congrats on the new Sun Face! I have an older version (NKT 275) that is probably my favorite Fuzz Face clone - and I own a bunch of Fuzz Face clones, more than I use. That bias knob and the input trimmer (I wish the latter was also on top instead of inside of the box) are where the sweetest tones are mined, IMO. Enjoy!

    This is what sold me on the Sunface. The picture shows a Les Paul but Katon is a big time Strat guy. He's playing his Sunface through some sort of Marshall and it sounds FANTASTIC.

     
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    I had the LG version built with top loading jacks. Definitely my favorite fuzz that I've tried. Congrats on yours!
     
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    Mike says the CV7005 transistors are very similar, if not identical, to the NKT275 white dots. I asked him to select trannys in the same basic range as a regular gain white dot. I have no idea if they sound alike, but man it sounds amazing.

    I played through my Mesa tonight a little. It prefers the Marshall still. I might need to get one of those little 1-watt Marshalls just so I can enjoy this thing at home.
     
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    I'm sure it sounds AWESOME. In my opinion, Analogman pedals are about as top shelf as you can get and he doesn't turn out anything that he doesn't believe is going to sound great. I don't know what the difference is (if any) in any of these transistors; Analogman sources from what they can get their hands on - as long as it sounds great - and the CV7005 might even sound better to me than the NKT 275 ones for all I know; I was just trying to put up a frame of reference, not compare anything. What I do know is that when you buy from Analogman, you're buying the best. :thumb:
     
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