SOLD - Fuchs Triple Drive Supreme 50 Amp Head – USA 2005

by Fuchs

$1,995.00 $2,595.00 18128


Based on the highly successful Overdrive Supreme, the Fuchs Triple Drive Supreme features three footswitchable channels of clean, mean and scream.

The TDS features a dedicated chime filled California Clean Channel with bright, deep, and rock/jazz switches, as well as mid and gain boosts. Its second and third channels are based on their 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.

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

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 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 aluminium 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 is aircraft grade aluminium, 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.

Front Panel Features:
Channel 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.

Rear Panel Features:
IEC International standard power connector for detachable power cord.
Fuse holder. AC Power, Standby, Ground polarity, power amp 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). Ffootswitch jack for reverb disconnect. Artist footswitch (optional), permits, global mute, fx loop bypass, and reverb bypass.

Solid wood cabinet with durable tolex covering.

Anodised aluminium chassis with long-lasting silk screened labelling on rear panel.

Front panel is brushed aluminium and available in black or silver.

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.
Weight is 40 lbs
Tube compliment: 5 X 12AX7 preamp tubes,
2 X 6L6 power tubes (50 Watt)
Power output: 50 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.

This Fuchs Triple Drive Supreme is in excellent condition. It has been housed in a pro road case, which is included in the sale.

Also included is the very necessary 6 way footswitch with cable, and a high end Hosa speaker cable.

The list price on these was US$4200 plus US$600 for the footswitch. So that’s over AUD$6000 not including the road case. Kinda makes this one look like a good deal ???

This is a pro amp head with huge sound, rich tones and amazing versatility. A true beast if you need it, or a subtle tone machine that can deliver complex palettes of texture at studio level when required.

Comprehensive user review here –

Fuchs Product Demo –

Fuchs Triple Drive Supreme B & C Channels explained –


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