Part of the 2022 relaunch of the Maestro line, the Ranger is a simple 3-knob, two-mode overdrive pedal inspired by the sound of vintage tube amps.
Besides your regular Gain/Level/Tone knobs, through a handy toggle switch, the Ranger offers Hi and Lo modes that deliver high and lo-gain tones.
This is a pedal designed to sound transparent, dynamic, and articulate. Overdrives are all about the tone, you hear the Maestro Overdrive’s tone in the videos below.
Maestro Ranger Overdrive, Builder’s Notes
Inspired by the overdriven tones of some of the world’s most cherished vintage tube amps, the Ranger is a modern, all-analog overdrive pedal featuring a Mode toggle switch that provides two different tonalities; a warm, expressive, amp-like overdrive and a second tonality that’s slightly cleaner and exceptionally touch-sensitive; it blends in some of the clean signal and is a great choice for use as an “alwayson” effect that can be controlled with your pick attack and your guitar’s volume control. The Ranger’s classic 3-knob layout provides intuitive adjustment of Gain (amount of overdrive), Tone, and output Level, with plenty of volume on tap to go well beyond unity gain. You can easily use the Ranger Overdrive as a boost to hit the input of your tube amp harder for even more grit and dirt. The true bypass footswitch triggers the LED lights in the bugles in the Maestro logo when it’s on, so you’ll always know when the effect is active.
Maestro Ranger Overdrive
Gain, Tone, Level
True Bypass footswitch, Hi/Lo Mode toggle switch
Red, yellow, and blue bugles in the Maestro logo illuminate when the pedal is active
9V battery or regulated 9-12*VDC power supply (5.5 x 2.1 mm plug, wired center-negative) *Running the pedal at 12V provides increased headroom
Power On Switch
Incorporated into the input jack. Unplug the input when not in use to prevent battery drain. Remove the battery when the pedal is going to be stored for long periods to prevent leakage and damage.
5.04″ x 3.45″ x 2.50″ (128.0 mm x 87.6 mm x 63.5 mm)
Net: 1.23 lb. (557.9 gm.) Gross: 1.61 lb. (730.3 gm.)