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I got my CV7005 Sun Face last week. It's my first fuzz and I'm really bonding with it.
Oh, I'm not questioning Mike or feeling uneasy at all about the purchase... as I've said before, everything I've bought new or had modded by/from Mike has never been short of amazing and spot on his description.It took me years to decide I'm really not a fuzz guy, but Mike's NKT275 Sunface was far and away the best I tried over that period. If he tells you the CV is identical, it's going to be a special pedal for sure!
The red dot NKT275 have the dark/smokey tones.What is the going rate for a replacement NKT275 with those dark smoky tones?
I need to replace one with Sundial.
I had a 2010/2011. I wonder if that was an original or as pointed out in the update in fact a CV7005?
Yeap that would be it so, I'd need to track a NKT275 Red down.The red dot NKT275 have the dark/smokey tones.
The CV7005 are identical to the white dot NKT275 according to Mike, so they would be fat and smooth with sparkly clean up... Just the opposite of the red dot.
I concur.... Sir, your taste for face, is quite similar to mine. Red Stardust is one of very best in class, and the Sun Faces.... Speak for themselvesNeed to get my hands on a CV7005 and see how it stacks up! I've tried just about every sunface under the sun, including a bunch of white dot normal gains. (Sort on an obsession, I have to admit.) Covered pretty much every year of the NKT-275s, starting with their 2004 model, and it's fun to observe the variation. The low to normal to hi gain categories seem to be more of a continuum. My absolute favorite is a 2008 NKT-275 hi gain, which sound almost identical to a normal gain, just with a notch more gain on tap. It's almost like a "low hi-gain" NKT! Cleans up almost as well as normal gain. The newer hi gain NKTs seem more gainy, at least those that I've tried. Anyways, fabulous pedals, all of them! I've tried a bunch of fuzz face klones, but none as good as the Analogman NKT series. Maybe with the possible exception of ChaseTone Red Stardust, which sounds and behaves almost identical to my 2008 "low hi-gain" NKT-275. If you see one of those in the Emporium, don't hesitate. And, finally, Throbak Fuzz Haze is another fabulous contender.
My buddy bought that early run Diaz square face off ebay last week- the one that was broken, for $250. Well, John Lyon's currently has the pedal in his possession, and it should be repaired soon. Freddy, do you know what year that pedal first became available to the general public ?Diaz Square Face