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Mystery Pedal

PostPosted: 09 Feb 2018, 20:53
by dorrisant
Can anyone identify this pedal? Says MIJ... Stamped on the bottom cover. 2SB175 germanium... Looks like Atlas wirewound resistors. Powered by a single cell? Haven't tried to power it up yet. I'll trace it if anyone is interested.

Thanks for looking.

Re: Mystery Pedal

PostPosted: 09 Feb 2018, 21:49
by ThiagoFaraday
:hmmm: Looks like an Maestro Fuzz FZ-1 ...

Re: Mystery Pedal

PostPosted: 09 Feb 2018, 22:58
by dorrisant
I wondered about it looking like a Maestro... but "MADE IN JAPAN"? were there Japanese clones way back then?

Re: Mystery Pedal

PostPosted: 10 Feb 2018, 02:02
by marcao_cfh
Here's tha only info I found on this pedal. It's really a Maestro FZ-1A clone.

https://reverb.com/item/5742592-mystery ... ij-70s-80s

Re: Mystery Pedal

PostPosted: 10 Feb 2018, 04:35
by nightraven
Looks a lot like one of those Sekova wedges. They were pumped out with all sorts of different brand names on so it's not surprising that this one doesn't say anything at all.
This pedal looks more or less the same thing.

Re: Mystery Pedal

PostPosted: 10 Feb 2018, 17:47
by dorrisant
nightraven, that gutshot looks exactly right. No chrome here, but also no real signs of any label at all. Thanks guys... You really know your stuff.