Gibson owned brand Maestro is back for 2022 with the return of the 1960s classic Fuzz-Tone pedal! The company’s newly created maestroelectonics Instagram account just recently made this announcement. The pedal was made famous by Keith Richards in the Rolling Stones’ hit Satisfaction.
The announcement on Instagram states “The Legend Returns •1/18/22•”, along with a short video clip of the new Maestro Fuzz-Tone pedal. Gibson briefly reissued the stompbox once before, as the FZ-1a back in the 1990s, and it now looks set to make another comeback. Originally launched in 1962, the pedal gained notoriety after guitarist Keith Richards plugged into one on the Rolling Stones 1965 hit single “Satisfaction“.
The original ’60s units had a three-germanium transistor circuit powered by two 1.5-volt batteries. Whether or not this one will be a faithful recreation, remain to be seen. It could well be like one of the three reissue Fuzz Tones that Gibson released in the ‘60s and ‘70s. All of those, however, differed to the original 1962 units.
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This new release would also shed some more light on why Gibson went after Mojo Hand FX in 2021, requesting that Mojo FX stops using the Mister-O brand for its phase shifter pedals. Which may also mean we could see more pedals under the Maestro Electronics moniker in the future.
All will be revealed one 18 January 2022, so not much longer to get some satisfaction for all you pedal junkies.
More Information on Maestro
- Maestro Fuzz-Tone! '60s Fuzz Satisfaction: Instagram/Maestro