Last week or a bit longer ago, I posted a photo of J. Masis’ pedal board. I noticed the Analog Man Sun Lion pedal in there (which is pretty much impossible to get other than through eBay), but it got me thinking about Analog Man stuff again. Analog Man is definitely synonymous with quality and high-end boutique pedals, also when I think Analog Man, I think mods and customization. The Sun Lion was a combination of Analog Man’s Sun Face and Beano Boost in one pedal, so I wanted to take a closer look at the Sun Face (with Sundial).
I’ve been on a pretty major fuzz kick lately searching for something in particular.. which I’m still not sure what that is. But the Analog Man NKT Sun Face seemed to be getting me closer to the direction I want to go to. It’s using the NKT-25 transistor, and I have to say the NKT type fuzzes, I’m a fan of (ie: Fulltone ’69 which Fulltone no longer makes).
Here is the official pedal description:
They are built in small gold boxes, with our own SUNFACE circuit board which was made small enough to fit in almost any enclosure. As you can see in the picture down below a bit, this is a VERY high quality board of the same type used on our other pedals. It is better quality than almost any other fuzzface clone you will find, with shielding, plated through-holes, etc to meet military specs. It also has an internal CLEAN trim pot (white knob). This trim pot acts just like turning down the VOLUME knob on your guitar, to clean up the fuzz. It can be used to preset the sound as with the volume knob rolled back a bit. It also allows easier control of the volume knob on your guitar when the white CLEAN trim pot is turned a bit. It can also be used to kill Radio Frequency Interference, which may be a problem on high gain pedals in some areas, by turning it down a hair. like all our handmade pedals, the Sunface has true bypass, so when off they do not alter your sound at all. The CLEAN trimpot will also allow the sunface to work better after a vintage style wah pedal, without having to use a foxrox wah retrofit.
Of course, I could count on gearmandude to give me the skinny on this pedal.
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