Maestro Fuzz Tone
As an interesting side note, this fuzz guitar tone on "Satisfaction" was only supposed to be used as a place holder for a horn section. According to Richards, "this was just a little sketch, because, to my mind, the fuzz tone was really there to denote what the horns would be doing." However the producer, engineer, and other Stones members voted to release the single in favor of the fuzz guitar sound.
The "Satisfaction" painting is complete. As mentioned in a previous post about this painting, I decided to invent my own sleeve for this one. So instead of a sleeve that has the record company's graphics, this has an electronic circuit schematic. The circuit is from the early 1960's Maestro Fuzz-Tone pedal, a simple electronic that created the distorted guitar sound on the record. The fuzz guitar tone is the result of Keith Richards plugging his guitar into this fuzz box that was then sent to a guitar amp. The tone is very distinct and it is the first thing you hear on the record. If you listen closely, you can hear Richards turn the Fuzz Tone pedal off and on throughout the song. Being a hobby guitar player, I picked up some knowledge of electronic circuits and came up with this schematic idea for this painting.
Here is the finished painting, 12"x 12", oil on panel. All that is left is to put a frame on it.
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