+1 Cybercow! Well said!
The question was does it really matter what transistors are used.
I think the post was answered by stating that he has found the sound that he likes with a particular set of transistors. After all, this whole pedal making experience is about finding the “sound” that lurks in everyone’s own ears. The minute we start changing a circuit design or substituting different components and values we have strayed away from whatever “original” design there was.
Thanks for the question and welcome to the forum.