NTE457=2N5457 ???

im building a simple OD pedal and it said 2N5457 on the BOM. i went to a store and the guy said they didnt have the 2N5457 but they had an NTE457 which was supposed to be an equivalent to the 2N5457. is this true? i can use the NTE457 in place of the 2N5457?

survey says .... YES!
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