1960s Sounds of the Maestro Fuzz-Tone FZ-1 FZ-1A Fuzz Tone

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1960s Sounds of the Maestro Fuzz-Tone FZ-1 FZ-1A Fuzz Tone

Post by psycho*daisies » Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:49 am

Ok, here's a dedicated thread to that little doorstop of love, the original wedge of destruction, the inimitable Maestro Fuzz Tone!!! (often imitated, sometimes really well, but never duplicated)

Thousands of groups used 'em. Totally different styles altogether.

From early Zappa productions at Studio Z in Cucamonga c.'63 to Satisfaction (I Can't Get No) by the Stones
to Beefheart's early bassfuzz '66-stomper to hundreds of garage punk unknowns...even Jacques Dutronc & beyond...

fasten your fuzzbelts!... :popcorn:

To start it all off, one of the filthiest, gnarliest fuzz tones ever laid to wax: "Speed" by Ron Wray Light Show (1967)



& a nice fuzz-bass thumper which was recorded a full year before Satisfaction.
(FZ wrote, produced and played guitar on both sides at Studio Z in Cucamonga (1963) He might've played the fuzz bass here too, as well as drums - the average listener might not know FZ was a drummer first.)

Mr. Clean - Jessie Lee (1963)
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Re: Featured Fuzzz: Maestro Fuzz Tone

Post by psycho*daisies » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:49 am

"Grunion Run" by Hollywood Persuaders (FZ on FZ-1) 1963

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Re: Featured Fuzzz: Maestro Fuzz Tone

Post by psycho*daisies » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:57 am

"Diddy Wah Diddy" - by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band (1966) Fuzzbass! Yeahhh...not 100% what fuzz, but there's a good chance. Sounds so good...To me this is as good as studio should sound. The electric harpsichord sound mixed with the fuzz bass and guitar & wailing harp is genius.



"Les Gens Sont Fous, Les Temps Sont Flous" - by Jacques Dutronc (1966).
Cool how it's used in a noise like way.


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Post by psycho*daisies » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:07 am

"Tombstone Blues" by Bob Dylan (featuring Mike Bloomfield)
Recorded July 29, 1965
Thought it might be a Range Master through a very cooking amp...
...but you can hear him stomp fuzz on at various points

http://www.tu.tv/videos/bob-dylan-tombstone-blues
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Re: Featured Fuzzz: Maestro Fuzz Tone

Post by Stu » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:19 am

:badteeth:



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Post by psycho*daisies » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:23 am

Satisfaction (I Can't Get No) - The Rolling Stones (Live 1965 (Reelin' In The Years Archives))
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Post by Philip » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:43 am

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Post by psycho*daisies » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:13 am

The Spiders - #8 & #10 on BFTG Pt.4 "Don't Blow Your Mind" (first version c'65) and "No Price Tag"


"Don't Blow Your Mind" - The Spiders (2nd version c'66, Phoenix, AZ)...Vince Furnier (aka Alice Cooper).


"Last Time Around" - The Del-Vetts (1966, Chicago, IL) - wholesale lifting of solo from "Mister, You're A Better Man Than I"
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Post by psycho*daisies » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:23 am

Psychotic Reaction (1966) - Count Five (San Jose, CA)

peaked at #5 on the US charts in late '66.
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Post by Rygar » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:49 pm

great thread, thanks for learning me some stuff!
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