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A Monumental Mistake For Rock Music

Posted on August 14 2018

Country Music gave birth to what we now know as distortion, the very sound that fills every head banger's brain to this day. Engineer Glen Snoddy turned a blown transformer into distortion. The original "mistake" can be found on country singer Marty Robbins' "Don't Worry." Snoddy sold his new invention to Gibson Guitar in 1962 and the "Maestro Fuzz Tone," the first ever guitar effects box, was born. Later this same tone would be used on a song called "Satisfaction" by a little band called The Rolling Stones.

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