I live in South Africa so getting the recommended transistor (2N5458) is not easy however I replaced it with 2N5459 which after some reading I discovered it wouldn't be the same but should still work. I can order them but it'll take about a month to arrive. For the original build I used polyester caps but decided to try ceramics to see if I would have any better luck. Turns out no :D
I build and design studios for a living so I am no newbie when it comes to a soldering iron however this is my 1st foray into electronics so I am learning. Its why I decided to try out this hobby :)
Been away working so I can only finally get back to this now! Thanks for the article (very interesting!) and taking the time to check the circuit! I'll need to order one that works as per the article! What are the odds of buying one that's numbering is almost the exact same but just doesn't work? 😂
Anyways, I'll start maybe working on a Big Muff while I'm waiting for the IC's to arrive! I'll keep you updated!