The Maestro Fuzz-Tone, one of the most celebrated fuzz pedals in guitar history, appears poised to make a comeback in 2022 after a brief teaser from the brand was posted to social media.
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The first post from a freshly minted Maestro Electronics Instagram account teased the pedal in a brief clip with the text: “In 1962, the shape of sound changed forever” – alluding to the year in which the Maestro FZ-1 Fuzz-Tone was introduced to market.
The video itself was captioned: “The Legend Returns 1/18/22” meaning we shouldn’t have to wait too long to see what the Gibson-owned brand has up its sleeve.
The Maestro FZ-1 Fuzz-Tone was the first fuzz effect to gain widespread popularity, and was designed by recording engineer Glenn Snoddy and WSM-TV engineer Revis V, and manufactured by Gibson.
As for the purported reboot of the pedal, little is known thus far, but if we were to take a guess, it would likely stick closely to the sound of the original while adding features more friendly to modern players.
Stay tuned for more as we know it.