more sparkle from my Fuchs ODS 50 ?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by gitman, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. gitman

    gitman Member

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    calling all Fuchs owners here : i am very happy with this amp when i play my humbucker-equipped guitars, they all sound great, clean and overdriven. HOWEVER, my Suhr (with Area 58/61 DiMarzio's) and my Warmoth Tele (Virtual Vintage, DiMarzio) definitely lack top end sparkle when used with the controls set identically ... i'm at a loss. both guitars sound like they are supposed to (more or less, you know, Fender-ish) when played through different amps but not so through this Fuchs ... i have 2 seperate cabs, one containing an EV "Force" 12", the other the Eminence REd White&Blue that came with the amp. i have the amp since may last year, no tubes swapped yet. what gives ?????
     
  2. PierreL

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    Strange, cause I find that my ODS sounds great both with my Hamer (Seth Lovers pups) and my EJ Strat, both in clean and overdriven modes.
     
  3. Frank C

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    Hit the brite switch next to the input!
     
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    Yeah, thats the only way I could get near the sparkle I love from fender amps with fender guitars but it still wasn't enough IMO. I think the Fuchs worked better with my tele than my strat tho. If you haven't already noticed, the in between positions on a strat, sound REALLY muted through the Fuchs. I chalked it up to the Fuchs unique midrange voicing cancelling the characteristic notch created by those pickup positions. You might also try a different brighter speaker but it may adversely affect the OD tone.

    Anyway, I ended up selling my fuchs mod and going back to fender style amps with pedals.
     
  5. PLAYLOUD

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    If you have an ODS, the brite switch may work. But you're probably after what the TDS Channel one give you.
     
  6. gitman

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    yeah, the bright switch ... thing is, if i hit that, i have to re-adjust everything else, too. strange beast... the amp sounds absolute KILLER when i play my Monaco-II, ES-345, Artinger and other HB guit-fiddles ! if nothing else, i will try it with some pedal, a mild OD, a clean booster of some sort - suggestions ?
     
  7. tvegas99

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    don't forget the Accent Knob...mine adds a little top end sizzle, it's the last thing I set on a gig for final tweaking...between that and the bright switch there is a strong possibility of a lil' Icepick in the Forehead...good luck!
     

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