Did you test them for leakage according to the GeoFex article ? http://www.geofex.com/article_folders/fuzzface/fffram.htm
I have bought tons of PNP Ge's from a german seller on eBay and only a handful had manageable leakage.
Too leaky and it won't bias. I've had much better luck with russian parts (MP21 and similar).
You should anyway try to bias your circuit using the "best" tranny you have, even if that means resistor values way different from those mentioned.
Don't be afraid of values, the only important thing is that you manage to get workable voltage readings.
It will definitely not sound as intended but it might still sound good, who knows ...