The Maestro Pedal Brand Is Reborn

Gibson revives the name with five new stompboxes   19-Jan-22

Gibson brought Maestro into the world 60 years ago and has now revived the brand for 2022 with the debut of the Maestro Original Collection line of effects pedals.  There are five new pedals, the Fuzz-Tone FZ-M, Invader Distortion, Ranger Overdrive, Comet Chorus, and Discoverer Delay, which the company says are all designed, voiced, and styled for the musician looking to shape a unique sound. Gibson believes that the Maestro Original Collection pays tribute in sound and style to the brand's pioneering and much beloved classic models, while staying true to Maestro's trailblazing spirit with modern features, expanded versatility, and advanced tone-tweaking capabilities.

Mat Koehler, Senior Director of Product Development, Gibson Brands, told us, "Maestro was the first commercially successful pedal, it changed everything, and set the entire world of pedals and effects into motion. We're using the distinct Maestro aesthetic to develop unique takes on each of these effects in a way that's fun and looks back at the past, but with an awareness of what modern guitarists require. Maestro sounds are relevant to new, casual, and professional level players and everyone at Gibson felt a responsibility and obligation to revive Maestro because it's vital to pedal history."

Here's more details direct from the company...

Each Maestro pedal functions as an innovative "two-in-one" pedal, with a single toggle that switches between two distinct voicings. Each features a straightforward three knob set-up, true bypass switching, and a more ergonomic, pedalboard friendly wedge profile. The new Fuzz-Tone FZ-M is reminiscent of the instantly recognizable tones of the first-ever Maestro pedal, the much-mythologized FZ-1 which fuels Keith Richard's groundbreaking riff on The Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." But flip the toggle from "classic" to "modern," and get a full frequency, grinding, contemporary fuzz beast at your fingertips. The Comet Chorus conjures a warm, classic analog chorus tone with a subtle cosmic swirl effect in "Earth" mode. Flip the toggle to "Orbit," however, and your sound gets space-y with the addition of a rotary speaker-like vibrato and tremolo effect, tweakable via an internal trim pot.

Pricing and Availability:
Maestro is available worldwide at authorized Gibson dealers. All pedals in the Maestro Original Collection are $149 with the exception of Discoverer Delay at $159.

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