TDS Intro Video Demos Features Options Manual Prices

Tripledrive supreme™

  • Tripledrive Supreme™ 50Fuchs TDS Amp
  • Tripledrive Supreme™ 100
  • Tripledrive Supreme™ 150

The TripleDrive Supreme (TDS) offers plenty of beautiful, warm headroom for undistorted country, jazz, or chiming pop. If you play large venues, the Triple Drive Supreme will give you all the clean headroom you could ever need and a wide range of sonic choices. If you seek a vehicle for your American-rock tone excursions, this might just be your Rolls-Royce.

TDS Video demonstrations

Michael Lewis demonstrates the Fuchs Triple Drive Supreme.

PART I:

TDS Clean Channel


Michael Lewis demonstrates the A/clean channel settings on the Fuchs TDS 50.

The TDS featured in this video is a TDS Custom 50 Hand- Tuned with the alternate gain option, in a custom "Sparkle Silver" tolex.

 

Part 2

coming soon...

   

TDS Features

Based on the highly successful Overdrive Supreme™ SLX, (favorably reviewed in the February Guitar Player Magazine), the Triple Drive Supreme features three footswitchable channels of clean, mean and scream. Available in 50,100 and 150 watt versions, the TDS features a dedicated chime filled “California Clean Channel” with brite, deep, and rock/jazz switches, as well as mid and gain boosts. It's second and third channels are based on our successful Overdrive Supreme clean and mean channels. The amp is controlled by a 6-way footswitch (included), which provides channel switching, as well as independent control of mid and gain boosts for both channels. An extra (separate) footswitch jack for the reverb is also available, as is the artist footswitch option.

Fuchs TDS amp packageThe amp features 4, 8 and 16 ohm outputs, a full-time all-tube buffered effects loop with series or parallel operation.

Like the Overdrive Supreme, the loop features separate send and return level controls, a series/parallel switch and a trim control to permit line or pedal level device interface. The loop inputs and outputs are “live” whether the loop is terminated or not. This means the send output may be used as a line out, and the return input may be used as a spare line level input for a keyboard, drum machine, or other signal input, at any time. The reverb features a spacious Accutronics long decay 6-spring reverb driven by a push-pull current drive amp and an ultra low noise return amp using bi-fet op-amp technology. Fully adjustable input and output levels. Like the ODS, the Tripledrive™ features fan cooling, an aircraft grade T-6 aluminum chassis, individual tube bias adjusts and regulated B+ and DC preamp tube filaments for lowest noise and consistent performance despite line noise or variations.

The chassis (like all Fuchs products) is aircraft grade aluminum, our internal construction is mixed PC board and hard wired. A detachable power cord is standard. By using single point grounding, a regulated and buffered high voltage preamp power supply, the amp is dead quiet and free of hum at all operating levels.

TDS Head Front Panel features

Fuchs TDS AmpChannel One: brite, deep, rock/jazz, high, mid, low, (with pull mid and gain boosts), Low control pulls for manual channel switch.
Channel Two: brite, deep, rock/jazz, hig, mid, low, (with pull mid, and gain boosts),
Channel Three: Overdrive input control (sets amount and sensitivy of distortion), Overdrive Out (sets level when overdrive is activated). OD out control pulls for manual overdrive activation.
Master output section: Master volume (controls channels 2 and 3 only), accent, and reverb master.

TDS Rear Panel Features

IEC International standard power connector for detachable power cord.Fuchs TDS back panel
Fuse holder. AC Power, Standby, Ground polarity, power amp “Response” switch (adjusts output stage sag at high volumes). 4, 8 16 ohm ouputs, FX loop, send level control, send output jack, return level control return input jack, series/parallel switch, effects loop trim control (sets operating level of loop for pedal or line level devices).

Footswitch Jacks

6-pin XLR connector for remote control of mid and gain boosts (for each channel) as well as channel selection (standard). ¼ footswitch jack for reverb disconnect. Artist footswitch (optional), permits, global mute, fx loop bypass, and reverb bypass.

A single guitar input and separate 4, 8 and 16 ohm outputs on ¼” Cliff jacks are provided.

TDS Features

¾” solid wood cabinet with durable tolex covering.
Anodized aluminum chassis with long-lasting silk screened labeling on rear panel. Front panel is brushed aluminum and available in black or silver. Créme or black knobs are available. Heavy duty Cliff brand jacks. Solid metal shaft Alpha potentiometers. Ultra-long-life neon pilot lamp and heavy duty AC power, standby, and ground switches. Power stage features AC balance control, and separate bias controls for each power tube.

TDS Specifications

Size:
Head: 8" tall, 27.5" wide and 10.50" deep.
Combo: 20" tall, 27.5" wide and 11.00" deep.
Fuchs TDS Amp
Weight (Head):
50 Watt 40 lbs
100 Watt 45 lbs
150 Watt 50 lbs

Weight (Combo):
50 Watt 112 60 lbs
50 Watt 212 75 lbs
100 Watt 112 65 lbs
100 Watt 212 80 lbs
150 Watt 112 75 lbs
150 Watt 212 90 lbs

Tube compliment: 5 X 12AX7 preamp tubes,
2 X 6L6 power tubes (50 Watt)
4 X 6V6 (custom 50 version)
4 X 6L6 tubes (100 Watt version)
4 X 6550 (150 Watt version)

Power output: 50, 100 or 150 watts RMS into into 4, 8, or 16 ohms.
Input Impedance -1 Meg.

FX Loop:
Output impedance 1-K. Signal; level up to 3 volts p/p
Return impedance 100-K sensitivity from 250 mv to 3 volts p/p.

Custom Options

Tolex Color
Grill Cloth Color
Artist Pro Footswitch with EFX Loop Bypass
Hand-Tuning
B-Channel Pull-Clean switch
Half-Power Switch

Fuchs TDS Amp ComboCombo Amps & Cabinets

Fuchs Audio Technology combo amps and cabinets are now shipping standard with the new Eminence Wizard 12" guitar driver. These new speakers are part of the new Red Coat line from Eminence, and are designed to emulate the sound of the classic G12H-30 Celestion speaker, known for being one of the most popular most tonally balanced drivers for guitar. It features an English-made cone, on an American made stamped basket, with a 56 oz magnet and 1.75" voice coil diameter.

Fuchs TDS Operations Manual

Download our TDS Operations Manual (PDF format)

Fuchs Tripledrive supreme™ List Prices

Heads Cabinet List Price Request a Quote
for a TDS Amp
Tripledrive Supreme™ 50   $3995
Tripledrive Supreme™ 100   $4395
Tripledrive Supreme™ 150   $4695
Combos    
Tripledrive Supreme™ 50 112 $4175
Tripledrive Supreme™ 50 212 $4395
Tripledrive Supreme™ 100 112 $4725
Tripledrive Supreme™ 100 212 $4835
Tripledrive Supreme™ 150 112 $4945
Tripledrive Supreme™ 150 212 $5165
TDS Custom Footswitch      
Artist Footswitch (6 way)   Included  
Hand-Tuning Option      
Brings the amp up to reference spec. $299 Highly Recommended!