FSB member Mictester came up with this design a couple years ago. Utilizes 4 transistors, 1 PNP and 3 NPN, though you could probably use an NPN in place of the PNP. Best to socket and try a few different transistors. The schematic says BC213L for Q1 and BC183L for Q2-4, but any medium gain transistors should work okay (2N2222, 2N2907, 2N3904, 2N3906). I added some of the mods suggested in the FSB thread for higher input impedance and noise reduction.