Maestro MFZ-1 Fuzz

Ooooh that's meaty. This op-amp based 70s beast throws out much more mighty fuzz than the small parts count would have you believe.

Supposedly favoured by Dan Auerbach on early Black Keys' recordings, but we're making no claims. It does sound... remarkably... like... maybe....

This little guy is now a firm favourite around FDQH.

Board-mounted pots for minimal wiring and easy enclosure mounting.

Partial kit: PCB, all board-mounted components, pots.

Full kit: As above, plus footswitch and appropriate daughterboard/components for your selected bypass type (see Downloads section for details of those), jack sockets, DC socket, battery snap, hook-up wire, LED.

Enclosure (pre-drilled) is only available with full kits, and will take a battery. Knobs are not included.

Builds are only available with full kits including enclosures. Please choose appropriate knobs.

Difficulty: Easy

PCB size: 50 x 20mm

Knobs required: 2

Enclosure: 1590B

Direct Connect compatible (4-way)



Pedal Parts



£24.00 inc. tax

£20.00 ex. tax
? Tax based on United Kingdom.

Customer Reviews

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Seriously meaty! 5 product stars
"Very cool little fuzz box. Very responsive to pick dynamics and tone controls, so you can get a cool range of sounds despite the simple controls. Sounds great on Humbuckers & Single Coils, and sounds AMAZING on P90s. Sounds like fried poop with mini-humbuckers, which is weird. It's also great for slide guitar, giving you just enough crazy to sound cool whilst giving you plenty of clean upper range to cut through the mix. Build is very simple, but LOOK OUT FOR THE CAP ON THE OTHER SIDE. Took me by surprise, that did!" Ben Miles - 24/05/2018

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Full kits DO NOT include enclosures unless you select them in the 'Kit Type' drop-down menu.

Don't forget to download the appropriate daughterboard build document for your kit:
Standard 3PDT