The Maestro brand launches the next five pedals
Gibson relaunched the Maestro marks with the launch of the Maestro Original Collection pedal line earlier this year and now introduces five new pedals to add to the previous five. They say the Agenai envelope filter, Arcas Compressor bracket, Marine Tremolo, Orbit Phaser, and Titan Boost are designed and styled for musicians looking to create a unique sound. That’s what they have to say…
The Maestro Original Collection pays homage to the brand’s pioneering and much-loved classic models, while staying true to Maestro’s pioneering spirit with modern features, increased versatility and advanced tone tuning capabilities.
As the founder of effects, Maestro’s profound influence continues to shape music as we know it, from the Rolling Stones to the Raconteurs, from Pete Townshend to George Harrison, from Clapton to Frampton, from the Foo Fighters to the Black Keys and from Gary Clark Jr. to Jake. Kiszka by Greta Van Fleet. Maestro has been there from the start to help artists achieve the sound they hear in their head and heart, their signature sound.
The release of the five new pedals, the Agena Envelope Filter, Arcas Compressor Sustainer, Mariner Tremolo, Orbit Phaser and Titan Boost, follows the Fuzz-Tone FZ-M, Invader Distortion, Ranger Overdrive, the Comet Chorus and the Discoverer Delay. which were released earlier this year to rave reviews.
Explore the five new pedals HERE and check out the full Maestro Original collection HERE.
The Maestro Agena Envelope Filter The pedal is designed for ease of use and is designed for optimized dynamic control. The Agena offers two distinct filter frequency options for a wide range of tonal possibilities. Musical and inspiring, it will surely bring funk. This all-analog pedal features a two-position Mode toggle switch for added tonal versatility. The LO mode setting focuses the filter on a lower frequency range, while the HI mode emphasizes a higher frequency range. The intuitive three-knob control layout allows users to quickly set the desired sense (the sensitivity of the envelope and response to your pick attack), control attack (how quickly the filter rises or open) and adjust the Decay and the time the filter is held open. The True Bypass footswitch triggers the LED lights in the Maestro logo bugles when turned on, so you’ll always know when the effect is active.
The Maestro Arcas Compressor Bracket the pedal offers excellent versatility. It offers both seamless, light compression as well as heavy, tight compression. It offers enough sustain and level compensation to become a go-to workhorse in any situation. This all-analog pedal features a two-position Mode toggle switch for added tonal versatility. LO mode is less sensitive to pick attack, while HI mode is more sensitive to pick attack. Intuitive three-knob control layout allows users to quickly dial in the desired sustain (amount of gain applied during compression), control attack (how quickly compression engages), and adjust the amount of compensation gain and the overall output volume of the pedal with the Level control. The True Bypass footswitch triggers the LED lights in the Maestro logo bugles when turned on, so you’ll always know when the effect is active.
The Maestro Mariner Tremolo offers two amp-style tremolo options for “two pedals in one” functionality and increased tonal versatility. In Classic mode, you can go from subtle, smooth amplitude modulation to sharper, biting modulation, with plenty of creative areas to explore in between. In Harmonic Mode you can dial in timeless textured harmonic tremolo tones that are very reminiscent of the tones produced by a few select vintage amplifier tremolos. With its amp-like tones and ability to vary the tremolo waveform, the Mariner Tremolo offers a wide range of inspiring possibilities. The intuitive 3-knob control layout allows users to quickly set the desired depth (the intensity of the tremolo effect), control the shape of the waveform (from a triangle wave to a square wave) and adjust the speed of the tremolo effect. The True Bypass footswitch triggers the LED lights in the Maestro logo bugles when turned on, so you’ll always know when the effect is active.
The Maestro Orbit Phaser is a descendant of the very first phaser pedal ever produced – the legendary Maestro PS-1. This classic effect has been redesigned and adapted to the needs of today’s players. The Maestro Orbit Phaser is designed to maximize all the character and ambience you expect from a fully analog phaser. Warm and smooth, the Maestro Orbit Phaser offers all the versatility needed to dial in the tastiest phaser effects. Its two-position mode switch gives you the choice of four or six phasing stages. Intuitive three-knob control layout lets you quickly set desired width (the intensity of the phaser effect), feedback (emphasizing the amount of vocal phase effect), and adjust rate (speed) of the phase effect. The True Bypass footswitch triggers the LED lights in the Maestro logo bugles when turned on, so you’ll always know when the effect is active.
The Maestro Titan Boost provides over 25dB of clean boost, so it can easily drive any tube amp into natural overdrive. Best of all, it’s designed to be the ultimate tonal sculpting boost. Equipped with classic tone control and variable high-pass filter, any sharp sound in high frequencies can be easily eliminated and bass confusion can be well mastered. The Titan Boost creates the perfect amplified sound regardless of the position of the guitar, pickups, or pickup switch. Intuitive three-knob control layout lets you quickly adjust your desired tone (which works like a traditional tone control/variable low-pass filter), HPF (variable high-pass filter), and adjust the output volume level and amplification. The True Bypass footswitch triggers the LED lights in the Maestro logo bugles when turned on, so you’ll always know when the effect is active.
In the decades since its initial launch, Maestro’s legend has only grown. Once the vintage pedal market kicked into high gear, the original Maestro – FZ-1s, PS-1s and other models – began to fetch astronomical prices, with sound experimenters and aficionados searching high and low for get your hands on these highly sought after. pieces of music history. Now Gibson has made that quest as simple as heading to your local music store or logging on to your favorite online retailer.
When it comes to Maestro, again the sky is the limit and with the first ten pedals from the original collection there are plenty of new Maestros to play including the Fuzz-Tone FZ-M, Comet Chorus, Ranger Overdrive, Invader Distortion and Discover Delay, and now Agena Envelope Filter, Arcas Compressor Sustainer, Mariner Tremolo, Orbit Phaser and Titan Boost. Next, Gibson is also developing a Maestro Custom Shop collection, which will include limited runs of pedals built to the precise specifications of the coveted original designs.
The Maestro Original Collection Fuzz-Tone FZ-M, Invader Distortion, Ranger Overdrive, Comet Chorus, Orbit Phaser, and Arcas Compressor Sustainer are $149, and the Discoverer Delay, Mariner Tremolo, Titan Boost, and Agena Envelope Filter are $159.