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Old 02-22-2015, 09:00 PM   #11981
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So i take the new one from the first slot and swap it with tube in the second slot, try the amp, then keep swapping the new one with others and trying if it helps ? By the way, the amp does not squeal when the guitar volume is down.

Yeah, try that.

Is the guitar new to you and is this a new issue since you got it? You could have a bad ground connection in the guitar.

Do you have another guitar you can try with your amp?
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:04 PM   #11982
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As I said, I tried different guitar with different cables and the problem remained the same. The problem started somewhen when the tube went microphonic. And i dont know anything about ground connection, so Im gonna check it out.
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Old 02-23-2015, 09:28 PM   #11983
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Well I found out , that a new replaced JJ power tube seems not to hold strong enough in the socket. I have no clue how to fix that. It seems to be loosened a bit, bur ita cant be pushed further. What can I do about it ? Because it seems like this is the problem, because when I replaced it with another power tube, the squealing changed a bit. Thanks .
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Old 02-28-2015, 05:56 AM   #11984
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Hi there i am new here and i need some advise about bugera v55.
I like the clean sound from this amp and gain channel to but i have one problome
I know this is not a 5150 amp but i still am looking for advice
when playing solos on the gain channel ( gain cranked up to 10) it sounds good,
and damped single note rithm fine to, but when playing deep fifths with added eights
then its like the amp is suffocating
I tried using the clean channel just using a overdrive pedal an the amp acts the same.
any advise is helpfull.
I know this is not a heavy rock amp and i am not buying 100w stack to play at my home
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:57 AM   #11985
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Well Musicians friend had a blowout sale on Bugera amps. So i brought a 6262 and a 1990 classic so both amps aren't Infinium. right around $560 with 2 year warranty from Musicians friend.

Now for the questions. First off did they ever fix the plastic clip problem? From what I have read its seems to be a toss up on that. I'm not overly worried about it as this problem can be found in a lot more amps then most would realize.

Now for the big question I know the tubes these amps come with are questionable at best. I can't seem find who makes those tube for them. So I will re-tube both amps. The 6262 I will most likely go with a full set of JJ's.

The 1990 has 5581's which are a 6l6 from my understanding but with less headroom. So what would i gain or lose if I used a 6l6? If i stick with 5881's is there a brand that everyone has had good luck with? or would it be with it to go to EL34's
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Old 03-02-2015, 01:03 PM   #11986
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Wow- id love to buy a 6262 from that blowout deal. But im saving for a nice interface. I can have all the greatest analog sounds in the world, but it doesnt mean shit if i cant get any of them recorded properly into my daw goddamn expensive interfaces
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Old 03-02-2015, 01:27 PM   #11987
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Wow- id love to buy a 6262 from that blowout deal. But im saving for a nice interface. I can have all the greatest analog sounds in the world, but it doesnt mean shit if i cant get any of them recorded properly into my daw goddamn expensive interfaces



I hear ya. i just use a cheap line 6 interface into reaper when doing any sort of recording. its not the best set up but it does work.
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Old 03-02-2015, 05:37 PM   #11988
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I hear ya. i just use a cheap line 6 interface into reaper when doing any sort of recording. its not the best set up but it does work.

I'm not a Bugera fan, because of the issues I faced, but for that price for 2 amps, I'd have to take a chance.
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Old 03-02-2015, 06:14 PM   #11989
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I'm not a Bugera fan, because of the issues I faced, but for that price for 2 amps, I'd have to take a chance.


Seriously. $250 for a 6262 is an amazing deal. Even if it des break down, there are tutorials all over to fix it. I still may have to order one myself. Im quite tempted. But yea, I have an art usb dual tube pre and i feel like the DAC could be much much better
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Old 03-02-2015, 06:23 PM   #11990
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Seriously. $250 for a 6262 is an amazing deal. Even if it des break down, there are tutorials all over to fix it. I still may have to order one myself. Im quite tempted. But yea, I have an art usb dual tube pre and i feel like the DAC could be much much better

My brother in law builds amps. My DSL fried because of the rectifier issue pre2003 had and he called me the same nite (at a Strung Out concert) to tell me he needed $80 for fixing my amp and throwing a new quad of SED el34 in it. He is the only reason I kept my 333 for 4 years
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Old 04-21-2015, 06:34 PM   #11991
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I don't think I've ever used the forums before and I couldn't figure out how to search the 600 pages of this thread. Looked at the first few and last few and figured asking would be easier. If this has been covered, please direct me to the proper page!

I have a 333XL that I got used from GC a couple of years ago and the reverb and gain knobs have all blown. I took it to the electrician in town and the guy at the counter suggested I buy the pots myself so I can save some money because they have to charge three times the price for the parts. SO, in an effort to save some cash, I'm searching desperately for the right type of pots to use for the knobs. I'm not really electrically savvy and I can't find anything on the net so far that just says which knobs use what kind of pots. I just need to know what to order.

Also, the guy couldn't figure out the reverb thing. He can fix pots and stuff fine and works on older amps occasionally but he said he wasn't sure about the reverb. Does anyone know the reverb set up on the 333XL? Or know what I could tell the guy at the shop?

Thank you so much!!

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Old 04-21-2015, 06:53 PM   #11992
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I don't think I've ever used the forums before and I couldn't figure out how to search the 600 pages of this thread. Looked at the first few and last few and figured asking would be easier. If this has been covered, please direct me to the proper page!

I have a 333XL that I got used from GC a couple of years ago and the reverb and gain knobs have all blown. I took it to the electrician in town and the guy at the counter suggested I buy the pots myself so I can save some money because they have to charge three times the price for the parts. SO, in an effort to save some cash, I'm searching desperately for the right type of pots to use for the knobs. I'm not really electrically savvy and I can't find anything on the net so far that just says which knobs use what kind of pots. I just need to know what to order.

Also, the guy couldn't figure out the reverb thing. He can fix pots and stuff fine and works on older amps occasionally but he said he wasn't sure about the reverb. Does anyone know the reverb set up on the 333XL? Or know what I could tell the guy at the shop?

Thank you so much!!

You need to match the correct type of pots. Because they are PCB mount you cant just put any pot in it.

The Reverb is Digital so
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You need to match the correct type of pots. Because they are PCB mount you cant just put any pot in it.

The Reverb is Digital so


Okay, I figured it would need to be matched. But I still don't know which pots it uses. I will ask the guy at the shop which ones come next week when I'm back in town if I can't find an answer. I am hoping someone in this thread knows enough about the amp or has one they can look at that I can find out and have the pots at my house when I get back to town for the electrician! I've been without my amp for a few months.

Reverb being digital would explain why the guy couldn't really diagnose it haha. Thanks, man.
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This is probably a long shot because it sounds like a unique problem and I have little-to-knowledge about the workings of an amp, but my 333XL has decided to stop working out of nowhere when I went to turn it on one day. The amp turns on but the lights don't. There's no sound when I plug my guitar in but when I touch the end of the jack it makes a buzzing noise.

Does anyone have any idea what the problem could be?
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:44 AM   #11995
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Grab one now. $199!!!


Beware- I ordered the Bugera 6262 that was on musicians friend last week for $190; it came in yesterday, and guess what? Dead on arrival. Im not returning it to musiciansfriend though. The head is so sexy looking and I know what its capable of. I dropped it off to a local tech today to have him see if he can bring it back to life.

This is my second Bugera. My first Bugera was a 333 about 5 or 6 years ago. That died too after a couple months of owning it. So Im 0 for 2 on Bugeras lol. There is definitely some truth to their poor quality control track record. But once you fix the amps, they are great
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Beware- I ordered the Bugera 6262 that was on musicians friend last week for $190; it came in yesterday, and guess what? Dead on arrival. Im not returning it to musiciansfriend though. The head is so sexy looking and I know what its capable of. I dropped it off to a local tech today to have him see if he can bring it back to life.

This is my second Bugera. My first Bugera was a 333 about 5 or 6 years ago. That died too after a couple months of owning it. So Im 0 for 2 on Bugeras lol. There is definitely some truth to their poor quality control track record. But once you fix the amps, they are great

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If you want to make it a better deal, once you get it register it for warranty purposes, then submit a warranty claim for tube failure.

It may take a few days, but once you get a chance to talk to their warranty dept. let them know that you had a tube failure and have since replaced the tubes yourself and the amp is working fine but you would like the failed tubes replaced.

They will send you a complete set of tubes.

At least they did for me...

I expected a matched quad of 6L6's, but I got a complete set of preamp tubes as well.

Now granted they may not be the best tubes available, but the price was right...

EDIT: Please note that I actually did have a tube failure, I wasn't trying to scam anyone I was just commenting on their customer service which although slow, was very accommodating.

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is the dirt channel on the V series digitally voiced. i know it has tubes for the gain/breakup, but were i to change the pre-amp valves, could i make it sound more marshally or fender for instance (ive not got a sound in mind yet). im still not sure about the dirt channel and i seem to spend most of my time on clean with a tube screamer or timmy for the dirty sound. clean channel is beautiful mind, on both pentode and triode i have the infinium model V55 head and i play into a vox 2x12 open back cab. maybe i'm just chasing the golden tone in my head, its close but not quite there.
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is the dirt channel on the V series digitally voiced. i know it has tubes for the gain/breakup, but were i to change the pre-amp valves, could i make it sound more marshally or fender for instance (ive not got a sound in mind yet). im still not sure about the dirt channel and i seem to spend most of my time on clean with a tube screamer or timmy for the dirty sound. clean channel is beautiful mind, on both pentode and triode i have the infinium model V55 head and i play into a vox 2x12 open back cab. maybe i'm just chasing the golden tone in my head, its close but not quite there.

It is all tube, but changing tube will not change the voicing of the amp, it will slightly tweak the sound of the amp and this maybe all you really need to do.
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