Gibson began teasing the return of what we thought was the classic Gibson Maestro pedal a few weeks back. Now the brand has unveiled an entire line of Maestro pedals including the Fuzz-Tone FZ-M, but alongside much more. The first wave of Maestro is here now, with the second wave of another five pedals coming later this year and a super limited Maestro Custom Shop Collection in the works.
All the Maestro pedals are currently $149, except the Discoverer Delay which is retailing for $159. All five are available here. Let’s dive in!
Maestro Fuzz-Tone FZ-M
First up is the Maestro Fuzz-Tone FZ-M, an all-analog two-in-one design pedal including a classic ’60s FZ-1 tone and a more modern fuzz tone. Players can switch between the two and adjust their fuzz thanks to the Attack, Level, and Tone knobs.
Maestro Ranger Overdrive
The all-analog Maestro Ranger Overdrive is modeled after classic vintage tube amps and goes for a pretty transparent tone. The Maestro Ranger Overdrive offers both Hi and Lo Overdrive capabilities and can be adjusted via its Gain, Level, and Tone knobs.
Maestro Comet Chorus
The Maestro Comet Chorus uses an analog bucket-brigade device (BBD) technology to create warm chorus tones, and offers two separate Chorus modes – Earth for an optimized, shimmering chorus effect, and Orbit, for a chorus more in line with a rotary speaker. The Orbit is controlled by Depth and Speed knobs to control the shape of the Chorus, as well as a Mix knob to determine the amount of signal in your mix.
Maestro Discoverer Delay
The Maestro Discoverer Delay is an all-analog delay that uses classic bucket brigade technology for warm, organic analog delay tones. The Discoverer allows players to engage (or disengage) the built-in modulation, and is controlled by Delay, Sustain, and Mix knobs.
Maestro Invader Distortion
The Maestro Invader Distortion is an all-analog super hi-gain distortion pedal that allows players to switch the gate on and off for some glorious feedback and noise. The Invader is controlled by Gain, Level, and Tone knobs.