Keith Richards's Maestro Fuzz-Tone

In this article, 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.”

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eyeseeofficial
2yalmost 2 years ago

Changed Quality Rating to: Needs Improvement (Item)

Despite being incorrect, it could be specified as the FZ-1 (as opposed to the FZ-1A or the FZ-1B).

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eyeseeofficial
7m7 months ago

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Correct, but could be specified as FZ-1.

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