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Hello all. I'm always reading these ngd's hoping that one day i could post my own, and now i can!

My fender 65 watt amp was messing up, and i needed a new one, so i started looking a solid state amps online, in the 300 USD region. Just curious, I started looking at tube amps, and found the Bugera V55 combo tube amp used on musiciansfriend for 270! Cheapest I could find then was 500 USD. So, as impulsive as i am, i purchased it, dreading to see what it looked like since it was "used".
So finally, a few days later, the UPS truck arrives, and I get my amp. Ecstatic, I run inside and plug it in. The clean channel sounds gorgeous compared to my ss fender. The gain channel is a bit too vintage for my tastes, so I plug in my Dano overdrive (Which always sounded pretty dull through my fender amp), and it seriously reinvented the way I heard my guitar. A few days later, I finally find the "used" mark on it. A slight tear down the Protective covering, hardly noticeable. I must say that I am in love with this amp.
I got my Bugera a few weeks ago, just yesterday, My sister's boyfriend told me to come out to their car to see if i wanted something. He opens the door, and pulls out a marshall valvestate 100w head, and two beringher cabs, with speakers disconnected. He said he found it all in the trash, and figured I could find something to do with it. So I attach one of the speakers, take it inside, and try it out. It has a bit of a hum, but other then that it sounds pretty decent. I must not complain, since I got it for free.
Pictured is my bugera, one cab without a speaker, one with, along with the marshall head. ENJOY!
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Dewd I think that's a PA speaker, not a cab...but at least you got it for free. I wish I could find Marshall amps in the trash.

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Dewd I think that's a PA speaker, not a cab...but at least you got it for free. I wish I could find Marshall amps in the trash.

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Yeah, I know its a p.a. speaker, but I already have a peavey full stack. so I can use that.
Really I just plan on using the marshall head as a practice amp since its the only amp in my house with a headphone jack
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You probably don't want to run that Marshall into the PA cab... you might blow the speakers. I'd look for a mixer of some kind and then use it as a setup for your singer if you're in a band/plan to be.

Otherwise, HNGD. The V series is Bugera's only original design and their best amps so far IMO.
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#5
Sell off the marshall and the speakers for anything, reducing the cost of your V55 that much more.

Congrats, I liked the V22 for a classic rock amp, haven't tried the 55.
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#6
v55 is 6l6 so probably the same stuff insude the amp but tweaked with a 6l6 sound.

yeah its not like bugera is going for much used. and any damage = dirt cheap. i mean, its almost so cheap its not that big of a deal if it breaks.

take a v22. 350. used the crap out of it and wear down the outside. probably get it for like 200 or less and still have a functioning inside. so some people 200 is a FX pedal.

throw a speaker/hook up a cab, throw some tubes in it. gig. i it breaks (try to fix it) take teh speaker/tubes out, stocxk back in, sell it for parts. or give it away.

its like reverse resale. its so cheap, its good.
#7
Hey guys I have the V55HD,,,,Suprised me,,,I dont use the gain ch I just use the clean ch with some really nice od/dist pedals run into the front of the amp a oversize 1x12 cab with a Hellaton 60..All I did was change the first preamp tube to a jj..this amp kills with my DGW Contender..I would not hesitate to pay for a new one..
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Hey guys I have the V55HD,,,,Suprised me,,,I dont use the gain ch I just use the clean ch with some really nice od/dist pedals run into the front of the amp a oversize 1x12 cab with a Hellaton 60..All I did was change the first preamp tube to a jj..this amp kills with my DGW Contender..I would not hesitate to pay for a new one..


Yeah I got it too and was looking for a dist for it. Any suggestions?
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Hey guys I have the V55HD,,,,Suprised me,,,I dont use the gain ch I just use the clean ch with some really nice od/dist pedals run into the front of the amp a oversize 1x12 cab with a Hellaton 60..All I did was change the first preamp tube to a jj..this amp kills with my DGW Contender..I would not hesitate to pay for a new one..

I don't care for the dist channel either, which is why i use my dano fabtone. Sounds amazing.
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