I just put together the Fuzz Factory, it's a bit of a rat's nest but it's fine, I had an easier time building the Acapulco Gold kit, the switch pcb is a nice touch, I don't know why the fuzz factory didn't have one.
Anyway, I put it together and it worked, I hadn't cut the leads on the TFK AC 116. but when I finally did I realised that they wouldn't fit in the enclosure anymore, even if I solder them. They're in the trash now. I didn't want to create antennas with long leads. I expected different transistors and not such tall ones tbh, are the TFK AC 116 replacements for it? I know we have to take whatever replacements we can get our hands on sometimes.
What should I be looking to order now as a replacement? I'm not sure I want to order from musikding again, the shipping took over 2 months. I'd like to find something in north america.