Offered for sale:
Used Fuchs ODS Classic 50-watt combo amp serial number 4291.
This amp is in excellent condition showing very limited playing time
The ODS-Classic represents Andy Fuchs’ goal to take into the next millennium over 15 years of design evolution and customer feedback on the original Overdrive Supreme platform. Designed along with the new ODS-II, the ODS-Classic is the most versatile d-style tonal platform on the market worldwide. While inspired by the legendary classic D-style amps, (Dumble), it’s far from “a clone”. The ODS-Classic advances and improves many aspects and removes many shortcomings of the original iconic amps that inspired it. After 15 years of production, Fuchs’s designs have branched off from Dumble’s, with re-voiced tone controls, extra gain-stage options, reverb, a sophisticated effects loop, and more, this amp definitely resides in the Dumble arena of high-end amps.
Developed side by side with the ODS-II the ODS Classic brings many Fuchs exclusive features they've developed for the ODS-II architecture. Unique features like dual gain boosts: One boost allows the main tone controls to remain active and provides an internally user variable boost. A three position EQ switch gives you a center position which additionally bypasses the tone controls. These two boosts may be used together or separately, as well as along with the mid boost allowing the widest gain range of any amp of its kind. The mid boost has two operating points for fattening the tone with selectable slopes. The brite switch (like the ODS-II) offers dual settings which allow further tailoring of the high end. The deep switch is ideal for warming up single coil pickups or enhancing a jazz guitar tone.
The overdrive section features overdrive input (controls amount of distortion) overdrive out (controls level of the overdrive channel) and the Fuchs exclusive overdrive tone control allowing a wide range from woman tone through D-style to Plexi on the drive channel. A global master and accent control the final level after clean and dirty ratio has been set.
The deep and lush Spin Semiconductor 16-bit digital reverb of the ODS-II and Casino series is now standard in the ODS Classic. Featuring variable level and decay it allows for small room through pan style through cathedral depth with low noise and the highest musicality as it's mixed through their loop. The FX loop is the same great ODS loop players love: It allows series or parallel as well as line and pedal level devices. It's in circuit full time as it also mixes the wet and dry reverb signals for maximum musicality, transparency and low noise.
Like the original ODS the Classic is built on an aircraft grade aluminum fan cooled chassis with flow through ventilation. All models feature a high-current, custom wound power transformer, DC preamp tube filaments, separate bias controls for each power tube, internal overdrive trimmers, regulated DC relay power and a custom wound output transformer featuring 4-8- and 16-ohm outputs. An IEC power connector and universal global voltages with CE approval are standard.
Embraced by players as diverse as Al Di Meola, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jimmy Herring, Warren Haynes and others, it’s gained player, press and overall industry respect. A 5-way footswitch is included for channel, mid and two gain boosts and reverb mute.
Imperial Guitar says:
This is a great boutique combo amp packed with features and engineering excellence!
“We test every used amp and pedal when we buy it and bring it up to our standards before we offer it for sale. Then we burn it in for an hour or so before we ship so that there are no surprises.”
Weight lbs.: 45.6 lbs. w/o footswitch 47.8 lbs. w/footswitch
Width in.: 18 5/8”
Depth in.: 11 ¼”
Height in.: 21”
Rectifier: Solid state
Preamp: 4 X 12AX7
Power: 2 x 6L6
Speaker: Warehouse British Invasion ET65
Footswitch: 5 Button included.
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