Spaceman Sputnik II Germanium Fuzz
Starting with the same germanium transistors as the original Sputnik, but with slightly different specs, a few tweaks were added to get very close to the sonic details of the original circuit. Many of the other parts in the Sputnik II are different but of same or similar value, including several vintage and rare parts.
While extremely similar to the original, the Sputnik II is a beast all its own. It takes all the best features of the original and adds in even more including:
Full-size control knobs for every parameter
Foot-switchable DRIFT mode, with its own status indicator
Additional FILTER options for maximum tone-shaping
Additional circuitry making it more friendly to active pickups, buffers, synths, pedals, etc.
The Sputnik II is completely hand-soldered and handmade in Portland Oregon to the highest degree of quality possible. These are truly artisan crafted tone devices, sparing no detail within or without. The Sputnik II utilizes true-bypass switching via the heaviest duty mechanical footswitch available, while your tone is transferred via quality open-frame jacks. Open one up and you’ll see an unparalleled display of craftsmanship; with immaculate hand-soldered PCB, detailed military-spec wiring, and custom heavy-duty battery connector. On top of the custom USA-cast aluminum enclosure sits a durable, engraved vinyl faceplate and red jewel indicator light. This pedal is truly built to last a lifetime.