Maestro MFZ-1 Electric Guitar Fuzz Pedal, vintage c. '76-'78Maestro
The Maestro MFZ-1 is raised from a brutal crop. Amazingly ergonomic in design despite the fact that once clicked on, one's landscape of sound is sure to not be the same at all anymore. It was released in the late 70's as part of the Total Foot Control (TFC) series that enabled seemless use of the two controls, very clearly labeled drive and volume. The enclosure itself acts as the bypass switch, depressing into the base plate in a very unique fashion. On lower drive settings it retains more clarity but it's noticeable that the clean signal's status-quo has been disrupted in great ways. On higher gain settings is where this thing can furrow anyone's eyebrows; it gets thick and saturated but steeped with the momentum of potential/controllable feedback (given an amp's settings) that's sure to keep things rocking until you've realized that you played everything considerably faster than you conventionally may.