• 4 x 6L6 (EL-34 with re-bias)
The brite switch has two positions. Off in the middle, and two different operating points for a sparkly subtle shine, and a second, more aggressive high boost which brings clarity and more midrange push to the tone. The ODS-Classic has a three position EQ switch. Up gets you EQ-1, which is a more gainy and punchy rock style eq. Middle position is a gain boost which bypasses the tone controls, and down is EQ-2 a smoother, more jazzy studio style EQ. Pulling the high control gets you mid boost, while pulling the mid control provides a second mid-boost frequency shift for two distinctive voices.
A master volume, accent (adding a subtle high end boost in the power amp stage), remain. Like the Casino and ODS-II the ODS-Classic has the same great Spin Semiconductor digital reverb as designed by Keith Barr of Alesis fame. It’s got variable decay and level controls, and is interfaced via a tube mix stage, giving it warmth and smoothness plus consistent and reliable reverb unlike mechanical pans.
The standard footswitch is a 5-way which provides dual gain boosts, overdrive and mid boost and reverb muting with LED indications and connects with any standard available CAT-5 or Cat-6 wire.
All amps use custom wound USA made transformers from Heyboer and Classic-Tone. All amps carry a 5 year warranty on everything except tubes or abuse. Like all Fuchs amps, the ODS-Classic combines modern high grade PC board construction with classic hand wiring to produce reliable and consistent amps that are easily serviced when required. All PC boards are high quality fiberglass boards, with 2-oz copper, silk screen and solder mask and premium parts.