Fuchs ODS II Custom 2550 Guitar Combo Amplifier (50 Watts)
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- point star grounding of all internal circuits, premium audiophile grade power and output transformers, high speed switching diode power supplies, regulated and buffered DC power supplies for both filaments and high voltage sources, are key elements to producing an amp that has truly unique sonic advantages. All completed amps are compared to reference samples on both test equipment by live players before they may be shipped.Our attention to the power supply and grounding result in an amp with extremely high gain capability, but with a super low noise floor. This reduction in noise and increases in overall circuit clarity makes the selection of components an even more critical element to achieving good tone. While we use many time honored component brands and features like ‚ÄúOrange Drop‚Äù Capacitors and/or carbon/metal film resistors, we also use Audiophile grade ‚ÄúWonder Caps‚Äù and unique circuit refinements in many parts of our amplifiers as well.It's a well-known fact that chassis materials can change the tone of the circuits built into them. We use an aircraft grade T-6 aluminum chassis, which is 1/6" thick, bent at its edges for strength, and when the front and rear panels are attached, forms a strong yet lightweight chassis. Aluminum also provides an excellent heat sink for excess tube, transformer, or regulator heat. Although we install fans in all models, our amps would dissipate plenty of heat even without a fan. The front and rear panels are attached to the chassis pan with pem-nuts, a 1/8 thick assembly formed at both the front and rear of the chassis for rigidity.A combination of modern and traditional wiring methods: Internal construction in all models is based around a central circuit board, which supports most of the power supply and the amplifiers FX loop, driver and bias circuitry. The balance of the amp is hand wired, with particular attention paid to the preamp section and low-level circuits. All tube sockets are chassis mounted for strength and ease of replacement, in the unlikely event a socket fails. This also keeps tube heat away from the other internal components in the amps.Our amplifier power supply starts with a high voltage supply, which is rectified using high-speed switching diodes, combining the sonic attributes of a tube rectifier, with the efficiency of solid-state diodes. These produce greater voltages, a more rigid supply that doesn't 'bend' under the stress of loud playing, and they also produce zero heat. This DC supply is highly filtered, using over 200 ufd of power supply filtering, contributing to an amplifier that has a strong voice yet remains loud & clear up to its limits.Our output stage(s) feature separate bias for each power tube. Although we use premium ‚Äúmatched set‚Äù tubes as standard equipment, by individually setting bias, we can obtain maximum power before clipping, extending tube life with better tone. Our power amp driver circuit uses an AC balance trim control, which adjusts the signal balance to the power stage, keeping it linear, producing a clean, strong tone.When driven to clipping, overloading is ultra
- smooth, compressing in a sweet way, not at all aggressive or harsh.Premium Transformers Our power transformers are designed for highest self-regulation as well as conservative operation, assuring lowest heat and highest reliability. Our output transformers (depending on the model) are premium grade audiophile quality.
- Rear panel bias meter
- Buffered effects loop
- Two discreet channels
When will I receive my shipment?
We ship on business days (Saturday, Sunday, and holidays are not business days). Packages ship from Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, or Ohio -- we cannot guarantee that any product will ship from a specific warehouse. Expedited Shipping (1-Day Air and 2-Day Air) is the only way to guarantee that you will receive an item within a certain time frame. Delivery estimates for expedited shipping options are listed on the product page for the item in question. All expedited shipments are delivered Monday-Friday.
Ground Shipping typically takes 1-4 business days from the date of shipment (for orders within the 48 contiguous United States). Residential ground and Free 2-Day shipments are delivered Tuesday-Saturday. Commercial ground and Free 2-Day shipments are delivered Monday-Friday. Make sure to select the proper address type for your address in checkout, as delays may occur if your selection is incorrect.
For APO/FPO customers, all orders ship via USPS. Expedited shipping is not available. Tracking for these orders is not available.
For customers shipping to a PO Box, the order may need to be shipped via USPS. For this reason, expected delivery dates cannot be guaranteed.
Do you ship to my location?
For most products shipping to the continental United States, customers may choose Ground, 2-Day Air, or 1-Day Air delivery. We also ship to Alaska and Hawaii; however, due to carrier restrictions, we cannot ground-ship to those states.
In addition, we ships to the following destinations, though some restrictions apply:
- Puerto Rico
- U.S. Territories
See instructions below for how to search the site by our eligible shipping destinations.
Note: We cannot change a shipping address on an order after it has shipped. If an order is returned because it couldn't be received at the listed shipping address, we will accept the return but will not refund the shipping charges.
We ship a lot of our most popular gear to Canada! To determine if item(s) ship to Canada, add the item(s) to your cart and enter your shipping postal code. Items that ship to Canada are sent via International Air, and delivery is typically 2-5 business days from the date of shipment.
Canadian orders are charged in U.S. dollars. Actual charges are dependent on your bank's conversion rate. Your bank may assess additional fees for international orders.
Although items shipped to Canada receive their full factory warranty, they must be returned to a United States service center for repairs. We're not responsible for any shipping or customs fees incurred in such a case.
We ship many items to Puerto Rico. To determine if item(s) ship to Puerto Rico, add the item(s) to your cart and enter your shipping zip code. Eligible items ship via International Air, and typically arrive 2-5 business days from the date of shipment.
We ship to APO/FPO addresses for free, though over-sized items may be ineligible. To determine if item(s) ship to your APO/FPO address, add the item(s) to your cart and enter your shipping zip code.
We ship eligible products to American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, the Marshall Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, and the Virgin Islands. Eligible items typically arrive 2-7 business days from the date of shipment.
What about customs fees?
Please be aware of customs fees such as taxes and duties, which are not included in our shipping charges. Customs fees vary from location to location. Please check with your local customs office for more information on the fees in your area. If you refuse to pay these fees, your order will not be delivered. We cannot refund shipping charges if an item is returned due to refusal to pay fees, and a restocking fee may be applied to cover the cost of return shipping. Customs fees are non-refundable.
Which items ship immediately?
Most orders ship the same business day your order is placed when you place a valid order before the shipping deadline.
Immediate shipment is available Monday-Friday. A valid order placed before 5 p.m. EST will ship the same day when using Ground or Free 2-Day shipping. Ground and Free 2-Day shipping orders placed after 5 p.m. EST will ship the next business day. Many orders using an expedited shipping method (2 Day Air or Next Day Air), and placed before 10 p.m. EST, will ship the same day.
Shipment and availability information updates from our warehouse to our website almost in real time. We are highly confident of the status of each item when you view a page. However, we do not reserve inventory being viewed or even placed in shopping carts, so we cannot guarantee an item's availability until you have placed your order. In particular, if you have been in the checkout area for more than about 10 minutes, we do recommend that you refresh the page to get the most current inventory prior to checking out.
What is a valid order?
A valid order is for a valid item at a valid price, placed with a credit card with complete and verifiable address and other information. Details.
Does immediate shipment mean immediate delivery?
Once an order is shipped, our carriers (Federal Express and UPS) typically guarantee a service time for when the order will be delivered to you. Our carriers have a very good record of delivering at their promised service time. We will ship immediately, and on all items, we will refund expedited shipping charges if the carrier's service levels for your chosen shipping method are not met.
If a product is in stock, is there any reason it will not ship immediately?
Exceptions are very unusual, but here are some examples of reasons that might prevent us from shipping immediately:
- Warehouse, call center, or web operations lose power or telecom connectivity.
- Warehouse, call center, or web operations lose capability due to adverse weather (blizzard), safety threat, or other factors.
What can I do if I don't feel you've lived up to your guarantees?
If you ever feel we have not lived up to any of our guarantees, we want to know about it -- and we want a chance to do right if we agree. Contact Us.