NEW for Fall 2008!!! OVERDRIVE SURPREME HRM™

Fuchs releases the new ODS-HRM

The new Fuchs ODS HRM is heavily influenced by the 90’s Dumble-style circuit architecture, and adds a unique, very flexible internal post overdrive tone stack, which provides a full range of adjustment for high, midrange and lows after the overdrive stages. In addition to allowing a player to tune both his clean and dirty tones to perfection, the overall overdrive gain architecture cleans up exceptionally well from the guitar. The HRM amps are articulate, yet can be warm, juicy and organic at the same time. The main tone controls now incorporate many of the innovations we designed for our Clean Machine ® amp, and include gain boost, mid boost, selectable mid boost frequency, and a mid/low turnover switch, which adjusts the frequency point at which the mid and low controls operate. This provides for more tonal flexibility and a wider range of clean tones. These amps are a culmination of Fuchs’ close to ten years of building the Overdrive Supreme. The ODS-HRM includes a revised version of our series/parallel effects loop, a revised reverb circuit with internal dwell adjustment, as well as a higher current raw DC power supply for maximum dynamics. The ODS-HRM is available in both heads and combos, in 100 and 150-W versions. The final tuning and voicing was done by Andy Fuchs and Scott Lerner.

Overdrive supreme™

  • Overdrive Supreme™ 30 WattFuchs ODS Amp
  • Overdrive Supreme™ 50 Watt
  • Overdrive Supreme™ 100 Watt
  • Overdrive Supreme™ 150 Watt
  • Jazz Classic 50 Watt Head
  • Jazz Classic 100 Watt Head

The Overdrive Supreme excels at everything it does. From crystal clear and detailed clean sounds to its harmonically complex and articulate overdrive, the amp holds its sonic integrity at any volume level. If you've ever heard Larry Carlton or Robben Ford live, that's the tone! "The Overdrive Supreme nails the Dumble sound to a tee, and then some!" (20th Century Guitar).

ODS overview

Approaching its eighth year of production, the Overdrive Supreme™ has received glowing reviews Fuchs Overdrive Supreme AmpBOTH domestic and foreign publications. We recently received a very favorable review in Japan’s “Guitar” Magazine, as well as Guitar Player Magazine (February 2005). Guitar Player Magazine said: “The Overdrive Supreme™ certainly takes you straight to a satisfying tone zone with it’s unyielding clean response, and ability to remain detailed at very high gain levels. It also has that quality of being able to continue to inspire you the more you play. The Overdrive Supreme™ is available in power ranges from 20 through 150 watts. Available in heads or 112, 210 or 212 combos. The ODs features a full time effects loop which can handle both line and pedal level signals. It can be run in series or parallel modes, and remains live, whether used as a line out (to drive a mixer or sound system) or a line in (for guitar synth, keyboard, drum machine, etc.). A spacious Accutronics 3-spring long decay reverb pan is used for a natural warm, yet detailed reverb.

Fuchs ODS Amp and Speaker CabThe clean channel has brite and deep switches, as well as a rock/jazz switch, which changes the way the tone controls operate. Rock is a more aggressive and punchy bright tone, which jazz is lean and audiophile-like, being more balanced and smooth. There are passive high mid and low controls. The high control pulls for a mid boost, the mid control pulls for gain boost (which bypasses the tone controls). The clean channel acts as a preamp to the overdrive channel, and the tone controls and EQ switches are all active during overdrive use, including all boosts.

The overdrive channel features separate OD in and OD out controls. OD-in sets the level of saturation in overdrive, while the OD out control sets the final balance between clean and dirty channels. There is a global master volume, master reverb and accent control, which adds presence and edge to the output stage.

The entire audio signal path is fully tube (except reverb). The ODS features a regulated high voltage DC supply for lowest noise, consistent tone despite line voltage variations, and also features regulated DC preamp tube heaters for additional noise reduction. These techniques are used in the finest audiophile and tube studio equipment, and are unique to guitar amps.

The output stage features separate 4 and 8 ohm outputs, AC and standby switches, as well as a detachable IEC power cord and external fuse. The chassis is made of aircraft grade aluminum, finished in gold iridite for corrosion protection. We use a combination of point to point and circuit board construction. All tubes are chassis mounted, while the power and output transformers are mounted directly to the chassis. By using single point grounding, the amp is quiet and free of hum at all operating levels.

High current power transformers and audiophile grade output transformers are standard, and are custom built to our specifications.

Footswitch

The standard footswitch controls Overdrive and your choice of mid, gain or reverb (specify when ordering). Optional artist footswitches provide OD, Reverb, Mid and Gain Boosts (artist package) and OD, Mid, Gain, Reverb, FX bypass and mute (artist plus).

Ods features

¾” solid wood cabinets with durable tolex coverings. Anodized aluminum 3-pc chassis with long-lasting silk screened labeling on rear panel and brushed aluminum overlay on the front panel. Heavy duty Cliff brand jacks. Solid metal shaft Alpha potentiometers. Ultra-long-life neon pilot lamp and heavy duty AC power switch. Simple user adjustable bias (except 30-W which is cathode bias).

The ODs combo’s feature tuned rear ported designs to maximize bass and projection:

ODS Specifications

Size:
Head: 8” tall 10.5 inches deep 19” wide
112 Combo: 19” tall, 10.5 deep, and 19” wide
212 Combo: 27 inches wide 20” tall 11 deep

Weight (Head):Fuchs ODS amp
20-Watt 25 lbs
30-Watt 35 lbs
50-Watt 45 lbs
100-Watt 50 lbs,
150-Watt 55 lbs.

Weight (Combo):
20 Watt 112 45 lbs
20 Watt 212 65 lbs
30 Watt 112 55 lbs
30 Watt 212 75 lbs
50 Watt 112 65 lbs
50 Watt 212 85 lbs
100 Watt 112 70 lbs
100 Watt 212 90 lbs
150 Watt 112 75 lbs
150 Watt 212 95 lbs

Tube compliment: 4 X 12AX7 preamp tubes
2 X 6V6 power tubes (20 Watt)
4 X 6V6 or 2 X 6L6 (30-Watt),
2 X 6L6 (50 Watt)
4 X 6L6 (100 Watt)
4 X 6550 (150 Watt)

Power output: Input Impedance - 1 Meg. Output impedance’s 4 and 8-Ohms.

Custom Options

Tolex Color
Grill Cloth Color
Altered Footswitch
Artist Footswitch
Artist Pro Footswitch
Hand-Tuning
Half-Power Switch

ODS-SLX Model

What’s an SLX? Recently, the ODS has gotten a revoicing. In conjunction with Scott Lerner, we re-approached the ODS after it’s first three years of production. (All units after serial number 0300 are SLX). Previous units can be updated, contact your dealer or the factory for pricing.

The SLX update simply adjusts various tube operating points and equalizations within the clean and dirty gain structure of the ODS. A few lengths of critical cable are also replaced with high resolution video/digital cable, which opens and extends the high end response, while smoothing the midrange out. The basic circuit design is unchanged, but the result is great detail, more touch sensitivity and a sweeter yet detailed overdrive. Note bloom and touch response are more noticeable. A tube replacement may also be required, as our choice of tubes throughout the amplifier has been carefully chosen to produce the specific tones inherent in SLX amps.

Faceplate OptionsFuchs ODS Combo

Faceplates are available in Black finish with a choice of black or crème knobs.

Combo 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 oDS Manual

Download our ODS Operations Manual (PDF format)

Fuchs overdrive supreme™ List Prices

Heads Cabinet List Price Request a Quote
for an ODS Amp
Overdrive Supreme™ 30   $2855
Overdrive Supreme™ 50   $3295
Overdrive Supreme™ 100   $3735
Overdrive Supreme™ 150   $3995
Combos    
Overdrive Supreme™ 30 112 $3040
Overdrive Supreme™ 30 212 $3295
Overdrive Supreme™ 50 112 $3625
Overdrive Supreme™ 50 212 $3735
Overdrive Supreme™ 100 112 $3955
Overdrive Supreme™ 100 212 $4175
Overdrive Supreme™ 150 112 $4285
Overdrive Supreme™ 150 212 $4395
ODS Custom Footswitch      
Artist Footswitch (4 way)   $495  
Artist Footswitch (6 way)   $649  
Hand-Tuning Option      
Brings the amp up to reference spec. $299 Highly Recommended!

List Prices are subject to change.