Maestro Fuzz-Tone Demonstration Record (1962)

Original Gibson Maestro Fuzz Tone FZ-1 Advertisement.

Gibson introduced the first ever Fuzz-Tone pedal under their Maestro brand in 1962. The initial retail price was $40. They were optimistic about the prospects of selling a lot of Fuzz-Tone effects and produced over 5000 that first year. The original hope for the Fuzz-Tone was less about distortion and overdrive and more about emulating string and … Continue reading

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The Little Red Riders Book

NIGEL:…look this, this miniature bread. It’s like…I’ve been working with this now for about half an hour. I can’t figure it out…let’s say I want a bite, right, you’ve got like this… IAN: You’d like bigger bread? NIGEL: Exactly! (This Is Spinal Tap, 1984) I recently came across a book called The Little Red Riders … Continue reading