Based on the highly successful Overdrive Supreme® SLX (favorably reviewed in the February Guitar Player Magazine), the Tripledrive Supreme® features three foot switchable channels of clean, mean and scream. Available in 50, 100 and 150 watt versions, the TDS® features a dedicated chime filled "California Clean Channel" with brite, deep,
and rock/jazz switches, as well as mid and gain boosts. Its second and third channels are based on our successful Overdrive Supreme® clean and mean channels. The amp is controlled
by a 6-way footswitch (included), which provides channel switching, as well as independent control of mid and gain boosts for both channels. An extra (separate) footswitch jack for the reverb is also available, as is the artist footswitch option.
The amp features 4, 8 and 16 ohm outputs, a full-time all-tube buffered
effects loop with series or parallel operation.
Like the Overdrive Supreme®, the loop features separate send and return
level controls, a series/parallel switch and a trim control to permit line or pedal level device interface. The loop inputs and outputs are "live" whether the loop is terminated or not. This means the send output may be used as a line out, and the return input may
be used as a spare line level input for a keyboard, drum machine, or other signal input, at any time. The reverb features a spacious Accutronics long decay 6-spring reverb driven by a push-pull current drive amp and an ultra low noise return amp using bi-fet op-amp
technology. Fully adjustable input and output levels. Like the ODS®, the Tripledrive Supreme® features fan cooling, an aircraft grade T-6 aluminum chassis, individual tube bias adjusts and regulated B+ and DC preamp tube filaments for lowest noise and consistent performance despite line noise or variations.
The chassis (like all Fuchs® products)
is aircraft grade aluminum; our internal construction is mixed PC board and hard wired. A detachable power cord is standard. By using single point grounding, a regulated and buffered high voltage preamp power supply, the amp is dead quiet and free of hum at
all operating levels.
TDS® Head Front Panel Features
Channel One: brite, deep, rock/jazz, high, mid, low, (with pull mid and gain boosts), Low control pulls for manual channel switch. Channel Two: brite, deep, rock/jazz, high, mid, low, (with pull mid, and gain boosts), Channel Three: Overdrive input control (sets amount and sensitivity of distortion),
Overdrive Out (sets level when overdrive is activated). OD out control pulls for manual overdrive activation. Master output section: Master volume (controls channels 2 and 3 only), accent, and reverb master.
Rear Panel Features
IEC International standard power connector for detachable power cord. Fuse holder. AC Power, Standby, Ground polarity, power amp "Response" switch (adjusts output stage sag at high volumes). 4, 8 16 ohm outputs, FX loop, send level control, send output jack, return level control return input jack, series/parallel switch, effects
loop trim control (sets operating level of loop for pedal or line level devices).
6-pin XLR connector for remote control of mid and gain boosts (for each channel) as well as channel selection (standard). 1/4" footswitch jack for reverb disconnect. Artist
footswitch (optional), permits, global mute, fx loop bypass, and reverb bypass. A single guitar input and separate 4, 8 and 16 ohm outputs on 1/4" Cliff jacks are provided.
3/4" solid wood cabinet with durable tolex covering. Anodized aluminum chassis with long-lasting silk screened labeling on rear panel. Front
panel is brushed aluminum and available in black or silver. Crème or black knobs are available. Heavy duty Cliff brand jacks. Solid metal shaft Alpha potentiometers. Ultra-long-life
neon pilot lamp and heavy duty AC power, standby, and ground switches. Power stage features AC balance control, and separate bias controls for each power tube.