Maestro Pedals

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About Maestro Pedals

Maestro Pedals are often thought of as the "founder" of effects pedals having released the FZ-1 as the first widely available fuzz pedal back in 1962. Being used in the 1965 Rolling Stones hit "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", Maestro was catapulted to the top of the must have gear list for every guitarist at the time.

Gibson have seen fit to bring back the iconic Maestro brand with a few modern updates but an aim to capture the original magic of the brand. Each peal features a retro design with simple controls and a "two-in-one" mini toggle that offers players even more variety on their sound.

Why Should I Choose a Maestro Pedal?

  • Designed after iconic pedals and tones
  • Easy to use
  • Retro designs
  • Mini-toggle adds to the functionality

Frequently Asked Questions about Maestro Pedals

Question: Are Maestro pedals any good?
Maestro pedals are very good, capturing the magic of vintage pedals while also being reinvigorated with modern updates in both features and tone.
Question: Who founded Maestro pedals?
Gibson founded Maestro using a fuzz circuit developed by recording engineers Glenn Snoddy and Revis Virgil Hobbs.
Question: Which Maestro pedal made the fuzz guitar sound famous?
The Rolling Stones made fuzz guitar famous with a Maestro FZ-1, which has been re-released as the Maestro FZ-M.