The Showtime pedal is essentially a copy of the very early Super Fuzz pedal.
The transistors are 2SC828 within the proper HFE range 130-260. It is important to realize that the first stage design in the early Super Fuzz vs. the 2nd incarnation differ drastically. We have added to the early design, a balance pot which equalizes the transistors that create the Octaves (this is a design used in the 2nd incarnation which turned out to be a valuable asset).
We have inserted a pot that removes progressively the octave at will, in both Notch and Fuzz selections ( when the pot is turned clockwise it restores the pedal to default preset thus engaging the Octave at full power ). We have an Led for On/Off which was not the case in the original. We have a 2nd foot switch to realize Notch/ Fuzz , also with an Led, as to be able not to have to do it manually for continuous play. We also offer a 9 volt adaptor inlet as not to have to depend on the battery.
You will find this pedal to have a very aggressive manner and an interesting Vintage tone that is not found in the latter version. This pedal is more than a pedal, it is a tool for the professional musician.