Just In! Fuchs Lucky 7.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Soothsayer, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. Soothsayer

    Soothsayer (Paul) Supporting Member

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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!:)
     
  2. onemind

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

    Steve
     
  3. 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
     
  4. BIGGERSTAFF

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    Jason,

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

    Rog
     
  5. Boomer

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    Andy told mine would ship this week. I'm excited. So are my neighbors! :D
     
  6. 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?
     
  7. 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
     
  8. Soothsayer

    Soothsayer (Paul) Supporting Member

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    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.
     
  9. 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.......
     
  10. Soothsayer

    Soothsayer (Paul) Supporting Member

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    I really think the Merc is a great amp, and great investment as well.
     
  11. Fuchsaudio

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    At that price everyone should have two !

    Thanks for the kinds words all.
     
  12. 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
     
  13. KenSea

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    The amp has soul
     
  14. PLAYLOUD

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    Talk show, were did you get your L7?
     
  15. tonefreak

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    I'm very fortunate to have a Lucky 7 coming my way... purple!
     
  16. Soothsayer

    Soothsayer (Paul) Supporting Member

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    Indoor Storm, they are awesome. I purchased it online and it shipped the same day.

    http://www.indoorstorm.com/[/URL]
     
  17. PLAYLOUD

    PLAYLOUD Member

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    what did you pay if you don't mind me asking?
     
  18. scottl

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    :dude :dude

    I'm lucky too.... ;)
     
  19. PLAYLOUD

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    Oh yeah Scottl, how lucky are you?
     
  20. tonefreak

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    :D :D :D :D
     

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