Fulltone 69 is supposed to be good as well.
And does the Analogman BC183 have a much different tone then the BC108 or 109? Clean up ability ok?
Absolutely try a Fulltone '70. Way more cut and "spit" than the '69, has EJ tones in spades, and the incredible mids control that keeps the fundamental tone in tact but cuts through the mix better than your average Fuzzface.
This is a quote straight from Analog Mike:
"The BC183 transistors we got in 2011 are my favorite for a silicon fuzzface. They are a little warmer than the BC108 and still have plenty of fuzz. We got a large box of these, each individually hermetically sealed in a foil pack, with the same paint stripes on the back that they used in the original 1969 Fuzz face pedals. I think Eric Johnson has BC183 in the red fuzzface that he used for years, and they new 2012 Dunlop built Eric Johnson signature Fuzz Face seems to use these too."