The 100w Train-II brings the player more of the high-end build quality and awesome tones people expect of Fuchs® amps!
Undergoing an intense redesign in 2010, the new Train-II now adds features requested from players: • higher gain • master volume • solo boost •punchy output stage to deliver it
The 100w Train-II now features: • (4) 12AX7 preamp tubes driving (4) EL-34s in the 100-W version. 100-W Versions have a half power switch standard.
Unlike the original Train-45™ (still in production), the Train-II now has: • fuller complement of two stages of gain controls • an extremely flexible tone control stack • The power stage features an accent and thrust control allowing tailoring of both the high and low ranges of the power amp.
A surprising amount solid power is assured by oversized power and output transformers and filter choke, plus substantial power supply reserves and banked and bypassed filter caps on the power stage. This assures clean and fast transients and large dynamics.
Voiced like its siblings the Train-45™, Blackjack 21™-II, and the Lucky 7™-II the Train-II has a single channel with a tonal range that runs from Fender blackface through D-style right to a vintage Marshall™ or Trainwreck™ style amps. THE TRAIN-IIprovides a cutting rock edge, yet filled with harmonic richness and chime. The dual gain controls work to cover the spectrum from clean to high gain overdrive, while a single footswitch is now included, and turns the FX loop on and off to act as a lead boost, or to switch effects on and off remotely. The circuit design also is also "attenuator friendly".
The Train-II like the Lucky 7™-II and its higher powered sibling the Blackjack 21™ have preamp stages designed to allow clean-to-mean from the guitar volume control.
The chassis (like all Fuchs® products) is aircraft grade aluminum; our internal construction is mixed PC board and hard wired. On the Lucky 7™-II and Blackjack 21™-II, the preamp tubes and power supply circuitry are on the circuit card, while the power tubes and transformer are mounted on the chassis. A detachable power cord is standard. By using single point grounding, the amp is quiet and free of hum at all operating levels.