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Maestro Is Back With Five All-New Stompboxes Leave a comment

The company behind the world-famous Fuzz-Tone FZ-1, Maestro, has returned with five brand-new pedals—the Fuzz-Tone FZ-M, Ranger Overdrive, Invader Distortion, Comet Chorus, and Discoverer Delay.

While the FZ-M is a reimagined Fuzz-Tone featuring an all-analog circuitry designed to emulate Keith Richard’s I Can’t Get No (Satisfaction) tone, the Ranger Overdrive draws inspiration from the “world’s most cherished vintage tube amps” and can double as a booster.

Next up is the Invader Distortion, which Gibson describes as a “modern distortion pedal with an aggressive, dominant sonic character.” Also joining the list is the Comet Chorus that leverages versatile switching and analog bucket brigade device tech for exceptional sonic versatility.

Finally, the Discoverer Delay dishes out classic delay sounds with delay times ranging from 20ms to 600ms.

Not content with that, Gibson said the second batch of five stompboxes is already in the works and will join the pack later this year.

“I don’t think there’s any ceiling in terms of what Maestro can do. Given Maestro’s history and legacy, it has certainly earned the right to play anywhere in the effects world,” Maestro Lead Designer and Gibson Brands Engineering Director Craig Hockenberry notes, adding:

“When it comes to Maestro in 2022, all you have to do is use your imagination. That’s where Maestro will go and where Maestro will be.”

The Discoverer Delay retails for $159, while the rest of the lineup lists for $149 apiece.

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