Keep reading- he says the original is finicky, and he says he wondered if he could recreate it, in a more consistent, dependable, affordable form. I'm convinced it doesn't use transistors, which actually makes it more interesting to me since I don't need anymore fuzz.Maybe. I’m not sure what to think. I definitely felt like they were marketed as copies with an additional mode.
He never says it uses silicon transistors, either. Someone here knows for sure, and this will be cleared up