FUCHS Audio is one of the finest makers of boutique amps and pedals in the USA and their assortment of gear is great for any serious guitar player looking to dial in their tone perfectly without any limits to ranger or frequency.
The FUCHS ODS Classic, available as a head or a combo, is a fantastic amplifier for all types of playing styles. It’s jam packed with features to get the perfect sound that you can’t get with most other amplifiers. Unlike most amps with a knob that only turns clockwise and counter-clockwise, many of the knobs have dual functions. For instance, your gain knob for your input can be pulled out for a gain boost, the high/treble knob can be pulled out for a mid-boost, your mid knob can be pulled out to expand your mid-range and make it fatter (and that’s just with your EQ settings). Speaking of EQ, you have a 3 position EQ switch which can differ between an aggressive, a tone-stacked bypass, and a lean EQ. You can dial your EQ further with a 3-position bright switch which allows for a sparkly shine, a high boost for clarity and more midrange, or off if that’s not your thing. If you play with a single coil pickup and/or prefer jazz tones, flick the DEEP switch to warm up your amp to help compliment your sound. If you like your overdrive but don’t want to sacrifice your master volume and vice versa, the ODS Classic offers the overdrive its own master volume and tone control and the amp has a global master volume and an accent knob to help give the high-end sparkle guitarists love! There’s also no need for a reverb pedal when you have a wonderful reverb built into this amp which is a dual knob to control the amount of decay and the level of the reverb. If you love pedals, then you’ll love this amp due to it’s effects loop that works in series AND parallel! If you’re using the head, you have the output options of either 4, 8, or 16 ohm outputs. A bonus with this amp is it comes with a 5-way footswitch which features two gain boosts, a channel switcher, a mid boost and reverb so you can turn on and off any effects you choose without having to constantly run over to your amp. Such an incredible amp needs to be able to endure hours of playing and a few bumps here and there so rest assure because it’s chassis is built with aircraft grade aluminum and it will never burn out with a built in amp to keep it cool.
If the ODS Classic is a little out of your price range, a great alternative is the FUCHS Full House 50 which shares the same circuitry with the ODS but has a simpler build and features. In this amp, you’ll get 2 channels: channel one for low gain clean sounds and channel two which features a master volume and tone to get the right amount of crunch to your sound. Contour those sounds even further with your standard treble, middle and bass tone controls. Similar to the ODS, you also have two knob digital reverb with decay and level.
Now if you’re a rock or metal guitarist and shun all things clean and jazzy, we highly recommend checking out the FUCHS Mantis Jr. head or combo. Just to give you an idea, there are two channels: hi gain and ridiculously high gain, each with an independent master volume. As far as dialing in your tone, you’ve got the stand treble, middle, and bass. If that’s not enough, you also have a Presence knob to add some sparkling high end and a thrust knob for resonance i.e. to enhance the power amp. The amp also comes with a two-way footswitch for channel switching and gain boost so you can activate a totally different soundscape with the push of a button while in the middle of performing. Also, much like the previous amplifier, it has a series effects loop.
Regardless of which of the FUCHS amps you pick, they all have separate 4, 8, and 16 ohm outputs for speakers and are proudly made in the USA. Whether you use them with a FUCHS Audio amplifier or pair it with your favorite amp from another company, their pedals will do wonders for your tone!
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