Fuchs ODS50 dialing..

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  1. texasflood_dk

    texasflood_dk Member

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    I really love my Fuchs amp.I have only had it for two years.
    It is a '2005 ODS50SLX head and a 2x12 closed Fuchs cab loaded with Eminence Wizards.
    A month ago I finally got hold of a '87 Fender Esprit Robben Ford model (spruce top) which is a real nice guitar.
    I allready got a Fender Esprit standard but I must say that this RF model really was worth the extra doe.

    Now I like to start out with some dialing from others to come close to the *umble tone that some of us crave for.
    So if someone got some dialing from their Fuchs amps which I could use as a starting point, I would really appreciate it.

    Also if someone got some advice on enhancing feedback it would be greatly appreciated.
    I may be me, but I have had some difficulties making feedback with my Fuchs amp. Even at pretty high volumes I think it somewhat difficult.
     
  2. rgee27

    rgee27 Supporting Member

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    It's pretty easy to get "that" tone with the ODS IMHO. Depending on what tone you are looking for ( see "that" thread ) , I usually keep the High at about 10 o'clock, mid at 12 or 1, low at 1 o'clock or so depending on cab and guitar. Gain anywhere from 11 or 12, accent 9 o'clock , switches off, sometimes deep on...rock also...No...it doesn't "nail it" but pretty close to my ears...
     
  3. pinner

    pinner Silver Supporting Member

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    Did you try using a "reverse Phase/polarity" speaker cable? These amps apparently reverse phase an odd number of times. So by using a reverse phase cable it could possible react better with the instrument and help with the Feedback / harmonis issue. The speaker will react as it was designed to. All you need to do is take a normal speaker cable unsolder the ends and solder them back the opposite way (only one side of course). You might want to get a new cable for this and A/B them and decide for your self. I fell there is a difference. There are a few threads on the topic.

    I would also wait and see if Scottl comments when he gets back from Namm.

    Good Luck.

    ps. I am jealous. I want that guitar. :)
     
  4. rgee27

    rgee27 Supporting Member

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    Yes on the cable....seemed to add gain too as well as feedback/harmonics..
     
  5. texasflood_dk

    texasflood_dk Member

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    I measured the cable going from amp to cabinet.
    It is a straight through, so I guess I have to try a crossed one.
    The cable is the original from Andy Fuchs - why do he deliver a straight cable when it is known that a crossed sounds better....
    Or...is the connection from the back of the cabinet crossed within the cabinet ?

    Pinner : I have inserted links to my signature to pictures of my gear, including the Fender Esprit Robben Ford.
     
  6. pinner

    pinner Silver Supporting Member

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    Sure rub it in LOL!!!

    You could check the wiring but I think I remember hearing Andy say it is wired like normal.

    I think the reason for the regular cable/wiring is a lot of other factors like even pedals could also flip the polarity so then it would be fine. I remember a situation when Scottl mentioned him hearing the difference when he bypassed the effects loop on his Glaswerks and heard the difference. By bypassing the loop changed the end polarity. I figure the key is to arrange your setup as if you would keep it (Guitar/pedals/etc) then try both cables and see if you like one better.

    One more addition. I remember hearing from someone on the ampgarage forum say that if you warmup the amp for about 20 minutes, then turn the gain and overdrive around 2 and then increase the master until it feedsback. Then turn it down to what you want it at, it will react better/easier. Not so sure on this one though.
     

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