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Vintage Maestro Effects pedals

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by JamesVRoy, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. JamesVRoy

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    What's the scoop? Are these much in demand? I looked on eBay and some seemed to be going (asking) for some good dough (several hundred $).
     
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    Are you talking about the later ones that Moog designed?
     
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    I'm speculating, at this point, 60s and '70s Gibson made, new still in the box.
     
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    The Maestro boxes have CMI on them. I should have some pix eventually.
     
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    Do they look like this or this

    There is also the later period with the Bob Moog design seen in this video.
     
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    demand / prices

    I don't know about the demand for them, but you just don't see a lot of the older Maestro effects for sale, so they apparently aren't as plentiful as say old Ibanez, Boss , MXR etc..

    The best sounding phaser ever made (IMHO) is the old Maestro with 3 preset speeds, they sell for quite a bit, as do some of the other models , fuzzes, parametric EQs .

    As someone mentioned, Bob Moog designed some of the 70s Maestro effects, they seem to be in demand too.

    If you have a line on some NOS Maestro effects , I'd think they should be worth some big bucks to a collector.
     
  7. JamesVRoy

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    Some cool stuff in there, the phase shifters are worth some money, Maestro Sustainer is a compressor I'm guessing?
    The booster looks cool as does the filter sample unit, what is the big unit in the first couple of pictures with all the rocker switches?

    I'm not sure what some of the other piece are.
    The silver / metal pedal on the right looks like an old Electro Harmonix unit, the old EH pedals are selling for a lot of money.
     
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    I'm not sure what any of them are at this point. I'm posting the info and pix as I get them. I'll ask for more detailed close-ups.
     
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    From the looks of it I would say it was a "Rhythm & Sound" console. You basically plugged your guitar into it and each button had a percussion sound which would activate when you hit a string. The made one for woodwinds and another with cheesey guitar effects.. I had the latter and it sounded like crap. Even came with its on stand.
     
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    I added more pictures to the link and also added some of his three FZ-1 fuzz pedals, 2 may be going up on ebay soon. Not the difference in the models 1 vs. 2 batteries.

    http://www.pbase.com/jroy/fz1
     
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    Nice pics!
    The Maestro FSH (Filter Sample/Hold) is a classic
    I had the rebadged Oberheim VCF version in the 70's, it was great!
    Zappa used one on 'Black Napkins' & 'Ship Ahoy' on the '76 tour
    I've heard some modern versions of that effect, but they don't have the same 'thwack'
    I'm getting a clone built at the moment, can't wait!
     
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    The Brassmaster bass fuzz and their ring mod pedals are two awesome pedals.
     
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    Amen!

    I would add the the modifier total.
     
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    Psychedelic goodness
     
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    My favorite Maestro (Martian)

    My favorite Maestro

    The RO-1. Sounded cool.

    It always hopped up and down when it was working.
    If I would have had the bread I would have bought one. In 1973 I was too broke to pay attention.
     

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    ^^ the above was 71 i believe.
     
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    I just received an FZ-1s clone from Smitty pedals.

    Coolest fuzz ever. I would love to try an original sometime.
     
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    Wait, so, these are for sale? Am I missing something here? If so put me on the list and let me put my car on craigslist.
     
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