Just In! Fuchs Lucky 7.

Soothsayer

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Just recieved a new Fuchs Lucky 7 on friday, what a great little amp. I am just a "jam at home guitarist" and this amp fits the bill perfectly.
Couple of things that set it apart from some low watt amps I have owned in the past (Dr Z Ghia & Univalve).
1. The amp takes to pedals exstreamly well. I've been using a Fulltone Fulldrive II and a custom shop Mini Deja (one of the first issue silver hammond box ones) with it and it is a really pleasing combination. The level knobs on the pedals are very effective at controlling the overall output. You can crank the amp and control the output with the pedals (alot like an attenuator).
2. The overall volume of the amp is manageable, its very toneful at low and high volume. Roll the guitar volume off and it cleans up, very resonsive amp with the guitar volume lowered, retains the dynamic of your playing and does not muffle.

I have not tried a 6V6 in it yet, the EL-34 is sounding very sweet indeed.

I would recommend this amp if you like dirty blackface tone, plexi overdrive, and David Grissom style overdrive. The sound clips at indoor storm are a great representation of the amps clean sound, it has pretty decent headroom for its power rating. I am really happy with this purchase so far, I will add more comments in the future as I become more familliar with the amp.

What a great amp for the money!:)
 

onemind

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What guitars and cabs have you tried with the lucky 7? What tubes did it arrive with? Thanks!

Steve
 

OldSchool

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You guys keep forgetting the best thing about the Lucky 7! The Price!!!!!!!

Everyone should have one for that price!!!!:dude
 

BIGGERSTAFF

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Originally posted by Steelbender
I'm loving my Lucky 7....Andy did a great job with this amp. Killer little low-wattage rig. Still experimenting with speakers...love the simplicity and the tone!
Jason,

did you play the Train 45 Eddie had in the shop?:dude

Rog
 

joek86

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Talkshowhost,
I've heard about this amp, congrats! Just out of curiosity, did you entertain the Carr Mercury, it is 8 watts and has an attenuator, ETC. If you did, what pulled you towards the L7?
 

jokerjkny

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my ODS-30 is being SLX'ed at Andy's new shop, and when i go to pick it up, hopefully, he'll have one i can plug into. :dude
 

Soothsayer

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Originally posted by joek86
Talkshowhost,
I've heard about this amp, congrats! Just out of curiosity, did you entertain the Carr Mercury, it is 8 watts and has an attenuator, ETC. If you did, what pulled you towards the L7?
I did entertain the Mercury, my local shop here in Houston is a dealer for Carr. I almost pulled the trigger on the amp, but I just could not justify the price tag. I considered the Hammerhead as well as that amp was in stock locally to try, very nice amp, EL-34's. The sound clips and video clips of the Mercury and the Hammerhead on the Carr web site are awsome!

I had done alot of research on having an amp modded by fuchs, but never had considered being able to justify the price tag of a production ODS supreme for an around the house amp. About four months ago I read about the Lucky 7 on the Fuchs web site and sort of forgot about it until last week. I was watching a couple of used Matchless Clubman heads on eBay that were just a little outside of my price range when I read a post here that there were 3 lucky 7 heads at Indoor Storm, could not resist the pricepoint, features, and build quality of the Lucky 7.

I cant get over how well my Fulltone pedals work with this amp

I have been playing the Lucky seven through a Mesa 1x12 with a G1280, just a very good all around speaker and cabinet. The amp came with JJ preamp tubes and an EH EL-34. I will experiment with a Wing C Svetlana , as I use them in my Marshall.

My guitar is a PRS McCarty flamed maple top with moon inlays.
 

joek86

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Sounds like you have a winner on your hands!

I have a Merc coming in about a week. I heard a little about the L7 at the time that I was about to pull the trigger on the Merc. To be honest, it was so difficult making the decision to go with the Merc that I didn't want to start over with another amp that I could not actually play before buying.......
 

Fuchsaudio

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Originally posted by OldSchool
You guys keep forgetting the best thing about the Lucky 7! The Price!!!!!!!

Everyone should have one for that price!!!!:dude
At that price everyone should have two !

Thanks for the kinds words all.
 

MACS93EG

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Jason,

Your soundclips at the "Steelebender" website really
showcase the wonderful Fuchs amps that Andy builds!
I have spoken with Eddie Berman at Indoor Storm and
was really impressed with the "Lucky 7" clips that he
did and posted at the Indoor Storm website. Eddie
Berman is just really incredibly humble and courteous
fellow that is a class act in every regards for being in
the "MUSIC BUSINESS"!I hope to definitely do some
future business with Eddie and it will probably be
sometimes later this year for pulling the trigger on
one of Mr. Jack Briggs awesome "SATURN STANDARD"
guitars!Yes it has been confirmed by Eddie that Jack
will build any of the Briggs for all of us "SOUTHPAWS"!


I have chosen to bye my "Lucky 7" through a closer more
local dealer to me since I live in Tuscaloosa,AL! I would
like to recommend to anyone in ALabama,Tennessee,
FLorida,Georgia and Mississippi to call Mr. Michael Lewis
at Michael Lewis Music in Nashville,TN if you are considering
a Fuch's amp purchase in the near future! He is an active
Professional guitarist and is also a much in demand sessions
guitarist as well as running his music business!Michael
was extremely interested in meeting my request for
making a trade of my amp towards the "LUCKY 7". He
has some killer clips of himself playing through the ODS-30
at his website! Check them out!!

I am elated that I found a "FUCHS DEALER" within 4 hours
of Tuscaloosa,AL. I should be taking delvery of my "Lucky 7"
a few day prior to the end of July which is right around the
corner! I can't wait to plug into it and rip!

Will post my comments as soon as I have had a few days
to rip through my "LUCK 7"!

Mac:dude
 

Soothsayer

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Originally posted by PLAYLOUD
Talk show, were did you get your L7?
Indoor Storm, they are awesome. I purchased it online and it shipped the same day.

http://www.indoorstorm.com/[/URL]
 




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