I’ve been wanting to talk about Fuchs (Fuchs Audio Technology) for a while. Andy Fuchs is known for making some killer amps and pedals for some time now. Today, I wanted to take a closer look at the Fuchs Plush Valve Job Overdrive/Distortion pedal. With the Fuchs Plush Valve Job Overdrive, we have a great overdrive. You have a bi-FET integrated circuit matched to a 12AX7 tube to get that warm tube breakup.
Here is the official description of this pedal:
Perhaps the closest tone to a boutique tube amp, without the size, weight, and price! Just because you can’t afford a boutique tube amp, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get the chance to sound like you do! The Plush Valve Job was designed for those who want the true tone, response and feel the only a real tube can provide. Like The Plush Drive™, The Valve Job™ features a unique 4-knob circuit which gives unprecedented control over the most important aspects of your tone. On the input end, the gain and touch controls allow you to set just the right amount of distortion and pick response, based on your guitar and playing style. On the output end, a subtle tone control and level control allow you to set both your overall lead tone and solo level. A unique bi-fet integrated circuit matched to a real 12AX7 vacuum tube emulates the smooth overload of a tube amp, but with the shimmering harmonics only a tube can provide. Besides a Santana horn-like musical distortion, The Valve Job™ can provide one of the greatest gnarly slide guitar tones you’ll ever hear. It has a unique “almost out of control” feel that only a real tube can provide.
I found this great video by sheetsofsound:
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