In [this article](http://www.vintageguitar.com/17397/maestro-fuzz-tone/), Richards says, “It was down to one little foot pedal, the Gibson [owners of the Maestro brand] fuzz tone [sic]… I’ve only ever used foot pedals twice [the other being an XR delay on Some Girls]… effects are not my thing. I just go for quality of sound… “I was imagining horns, trying to imitate their sound to put on the track later when we recorded. I’d already heard the riff in my head, the way Otis Redding did it later, thinking this is gonna be the horn line. But we didn’t have any horns, and I was only going to lay down a dub. The fuzz tone came in handy so I could give a shape to what the horns were supposed to do. But the fuzz tone had never been heard before anywhere, and that’s the sound that caught everybody’s imagination.”more
According to [This article](http://www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/article/2840-the-beatles-effects-pedals-guide.html) from Dolphin Music, "One of the first fuzzboxes invented was the Maestro Fuzztone, and the Beatles have used it. It can be seen on some photographs that seem to be dated from the 1963-1964 days."more
"Squire, who felt that certain effects were better matched with neck or bridge pickups, rewired his Rickenbacker with stereo outputs in the early ’70s. Onstage, he used a boatload of vintage effects, including Maestro Fuzz-Tone, TC Electronic Stereo Chorus Flanger, TC Nova Reverb, Boss OC-3 Super Octave, Mu-Tron III, and custom-made tremolo pedals. He played Moog Taurus bass pedals, eventually triggering samples from an E-Mu ESI2000 sampler."more
> Well, back in the day, I had one of the first Fuzz-Tones. It must have been ’65 or ’66. That was the Maestro, and I was kind of underwhelmed with it. I thought it was a nice sound effect, but it didn’t really light a fire under me. I found I got a better sound by turning the amp up all the way. That natural harmonic tube distortion—that’s the sound I wanted.more
Steve has mentioned in interviews that he uses this sometimes, but it has yet to appear in a Bruce rig. The Fuzztone was only manufactured in the 1960’s, so Steve probably doesn’t bring one out nowadays. He was probably referring to a newer pedal that achieved the same sound, or he used an actual one throughout the 70’s.more
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