D*A*M 1966-Maestro FZ-1 obtainable options?

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  1. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Supporting Member

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    I'm not sure I'll ever really get on the list or get one, but I'd like to get something close-
    Analog man Peppermint-Fulltone Soul Bender-and Proanalog?
    definitely looking for more of the Maestro tone-early Buffalo Springfield/Neil Young/Stones
    raspy & fun
    suggestions welcome
    thanks
     
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  2. Polynitro

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    I hear the Throbak gets close to the early Page fuzztones.
     
  3. smogfalls

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    I managed to get on the list for a 1966 a couple of months ago... can't wait to get it! Anyway, try looking into the Monsterpiece MKII fuzz. They are really cheap and completely customizable!... you can't really go wrong.
     
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    The Throbak's a Mk II clone (a great one).
     
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  6. wingwalker

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    There are a lot of MKII mentions...a MK II sounds nothing like an old Maestro or those old ratty fuzz tones...try a Peppermint fuzz or see if you can get a Maestro clone...
     
  7. Pale Rider

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    what would be a good Maestro clone?
    I think that is what I'm after -
    the Lola does nothing for me-and the Throbak sound great for a MkII clone-
    what sounds closest to the 1966?
    anyone love their Peppermint FuZZ?
     
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    I have a myriad of fuzz pedals, including a 1966. I have yet to really get into the 1966's sound with another pedal. I have been told though that the Monsterpiece isn't a bad substitute.
     
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    I didn't find any good sounding maestro clone , and gibson's fuzztone reissue wasn't' anything alike the old thing.
    don't know why there ain't anybody interested in reissuing it faithfully . maybe some parts are not available anymore.
     
  10. Pale Rider

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    resurrection-
    no good Maestro clones around?
    would anyone say that a Peppermint Fuzz almost does it?
    and which Monsterpiece and how to get it?
    Thanks
     
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    Try the Monsterpiece MKII (it's actually more like the MK1.5, apparently). You have to order through the Harmony Central effects forum. The builder's name is "Duderanimous."
     
  12. el guapo

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    I have had and sold the peppermint fuzz. I currently have a maestro fuzz. The peppermint sounds mostly like a fuzzface and cannot produce the sounds of an old maestro. I never see maestros go for more than $150 on ebay.

    my 2 cents.
     
  13. pboudreau

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    I bought the reissue Maestro that I found at Musicians Friend and had Howard Davis (New Jersey I think) mod it to original spec's. More than a few forumites have had work done by Howard and I've never read anything negative. The off-the-shelf reissue had to much gain so Howard modded it.Now it is snarly and spitty. Before it sounded like BOSS distortion garbage
     
  14. Pale Rider

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    one last bump for this.......
     
  15. tubetone74

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    I'm on this search too my friend. It's a lonely quest.
     
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  17. -DC/AC-

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    Someone either here or at Harmony Central makes a Maestro FZ-1 clone. Check the emporium/spam thread every once in awhile.
     
  18. jimi_dylan

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    I like the sound of the Creepy Fingers Fuzz Nugget.
     
  19. Sickle

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    Yep, that's the one you want if you're looking for a Fuzz Tone. Brad based his clone of my very own FZ-1A and his build sounds the ****in bizzniss. He's only got so many of the trannies for these, so if you want one, better jump soon.

    Hard to nail one down, but if you can get a 1966 it'll be worth the wait and trouble. I've got a D*A*M MK II and '66 and I'm constantly trying to decide which one I like better, the 1966 is a *great* pedal.
     
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    The Fuzz-brite is much closer in sound than some of the other pedals suggested.
     

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