I just sourced some 1N34 germanium diodes on Trade Me. Many years ago my first fuzzbox was a Royal Fuzz and it sounded great. When I got a wah wah to go with it the two would go into oscillation so I took them both back to the shop to get the problem checked out. Imagine my dismay when they came back with a note from the tech. saying 'Fuzz is shot, wah wah ok'. I complained and got some $ off a new guitar, and eventually got another fuzz box. It never sounded anywhere as good as the Royal. So... here we are in 2010, and I have found the circuit for it, and now have some 1N34 diodes (it uses them back to back to make the distortion). All I need now is a little time and I'll have me one of dem 60s sounding fuzz boxes again.