TI/UK Germanium transistors
Analogman Sunface TI UK with LED & power jack. A Very Rare Germanium Sunface that is probably the closest of not same as the NKT 275. This pedal sounds great and is in perfect working condition. Comes with box, paperwork, etc. No Velcro but could’ve had some at some point. There are some scratches etc in the casing but all cosmetic. The pedal smelled of cigarette smoke when we first got it but we cleaned it as best we could and feel like the smell is gone or at least very light. Just wanted to mention that of someone has a good nose they may can smell it. More info from Analogman below:
In 2008 we got a large batch of superb germanium transistors from the UK. These CV7003 transistors have the NQ code, meaning they were made by Texas Instruments in Bedford, England to a military spec. After the NQ is a date code, NQ6843 means the 43rd week of 1968. They are not the Newmarket brand CV7003 (NTN code) that we used in the Beano Boost for a while. These TI/UK transistors have nice medium-high gain and are awesome in the Fuzz Face circuit. They are quite similar to the sound of the High Gain NKTS. We also have used these in some Beano Boost pedals. These are a little brighter than the 2SB standard germaniums, less wooly sounding. We ran out of these in 2017 and got another batch that sold out in early 2023. Sometimes we have a few available.