New Gear Review: Fuchs Full House-50 Guitar Amp

Fuchs_full houseThe Fuchs Audio Technology’s Casino Series of guitar amps come in power output ranges from 4 to 100-watts. Right in the middle at 50 watts are the Full-House-50© heads and combos with the same tubes and circuit found in other Casino models. Great for small stages, recording studios or back at the homestead, it uses the ODS preamp circuit and comes with custom-wound, U.S.-made power and output transformers.

The Casino amps feature an aircraft grade anodized aluminum chassis, a back lit logo, side-chain effects, adjust- able 24-bit digital reverb and buffered series effect loop. You also get overdrive volume and tone controls, separate gain controls for both clean and dirty channels, a full set of high, mid and low tone controls and a two-way gain and channel switching footswitch.

Clean Channel 1 provides “California clean” that you can gain boost to a mild crunch or switch over to Channel 2 and continue towards more crunch and gain boost into a heavy saturation. Get Plexi brightness and crunch using the overdrive tone control and know that the side chain introduces no loss of tone quality or feel.

With a five-year warranty, the Full House head is $1,995 and the combo is $ 2,195 MSRP.

Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs, and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix