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My local guitar shop is having a huge sale on Bugera amps, but I don't know which one to buy. These are the three models left:

Bugera V22 $225
Bugera V55 $275
Bugera 6260-212 $300

I am a bit worried though about the bad name Bugera has. For the same amount as the 6260 I can also buy the Laney Cub 12R, will that be a better amp? Or is one of the bugeras the better option?
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Only one of those I (if you are metalhead, rest are rock amps) would grab would be 6260, but only if you are willing to play lottery with warranties and hope you get a durable one.

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Then its either V22 or V55. No idea what amps they are clones of but they sound nice. Check youtube for samples.

Still, same warning applies. Bugera has next to no quality control and uses cheaper components than their original counterparts.


*edit* And yeah, you should really reconsider your username...

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And what are they compared to the Laney? I couldnt really find proper reviews on that specific model.
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And what are they compared to the Laney? I couldnt really find proper reviews on that specific model.

The Laney?

which laney?

stickied thread answers please.
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Only if you buy one used (from there first few batches). This is one of those cases where the best idea is to buy new. A lot less likely to catch (about as much as any other tube amp). If you ARE gonna go Bugera, the v22 is a good amp (I certainly like it), especially for the price.
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The Laney?

which laney?

stickied thread answers please.

The Laney Cub12 mentioned in the OP.
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The V series is best for what you want, but fill out that sticky.

Also, just because you don't get a response immediately in the bugera thread is no reason to think they won't answer you. Give them a minute, they will help
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By filling out the sticky I think you meant this one?


Budget - $300

Genres - Blues

New or Used - Only new, I dislike used gear

Home or Gig - Home

Closest City - The internet enables me to buy from everywhere

Current Gear - Vox VT15 and Squire Telecaster

Looking for a tube amp with a foot switch.
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I know that some people just want new, and that's fine, but I will say that your options double (at least) by going used.

For new and blues, the Bugera is a good idea, maybe a Vox AC4, I will have to think on this
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Quote by Maineguitarist
The Laney Cub12 mentioned in the OP.

that's under $300 new?


while being all tube etc, i don't know that the v22 is that much better than a vox vt15. vox vt amps sound pretty good imo and is the v22 $275 better? I'm not so sure myself.
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Quote by gregs1020
that's under $300 new?


while being all tube etc, i don't know that the v22 is that much better than a vox vt15. vox vt amps sound pretty good imo and is the v22 $275 better? I'm not so sure myself.



What amp is V22 clone of anyway? It depends on that. Other than V serie rest of their amps are known clones of amps costing twice as much.

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I think the V series is kind of its own thing, I know that each one of the sizes is loosely based off another amp (I know one of them is supposed to be an AC) but I believe they are the closest to an original design that Bugera does. Help me out someone, I could be running off at the mouth
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I read somewhere it was trying to be like the Fender Twin Reverb, but I've never tried the V22 yet so I could be running off at the mouth too. Happy to be corrected.

TS - As you have a VT15, is there a particular setting on there you find yourself drawn to the most? That could be the best way to decide what amp would suit you best.
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Quote by GaryBillington
TS - As you have a VT15, is there a particular setting on there you find yourself drawn to the most? That could be the best way to decide what amp would suit you best.

great idea.
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I gigged with a V22 for awhile. Honestly, I don't think it's meant to model any specific amp, I couldn't really describe the sound myself except for a mish-mash of hybrid/"**** amp had a baby with ****" amp explanations. Cleans are a AC30/Fender hybrid, and the dirty channel is like a more refined Marshall JCM800. That was my experience with my setup, YMMV.

That said, yes, it is $275 better of an amp than the VT15. I would happily gig with a V22 if I needed to in the future, and in my experience with the VT15 I wouldn't leave my bedroom with one.
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A)that's under $300 new?


B)while being all tube etc, i don't know that the v22 is that much better than a vox vt15. vox vt amps sound pretty good imo and is the v22 $275 better? I'm not so sure myself.

A) I don't know, I've only looked at them for a short time. That's what else he was looking at according to his OP

B): Tbh Greg, after trying them both side to side, the V22 sounded better. Clearer distortions, nice reverb,the cleans were good, altogether better. I used the same guitar (Gibson SG) for both tests so the only difference was the amp. Sorry.
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the V series seem to be some of their best historically. i had one, and if i only had 225, and i needed an amp to get me in the door gigging, there is no other option in my mind. amp is awesome for the money and has the power / features to gig.

cant really say about the rest. i take v22 based on el84 british style tone at 14 or 22 watts over the V55 with 6L6 and 55 watts....to darn much
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the V series seem to be some of their best historically. i had one, and if i only had 225, and i needed an amp to get me in the door gigging, there is no other option in my mind. amp is awesome for the money and has the power / features to gig.

cant really say about the rest. i take v22 based on el84 british style tone at 14 or 22 watts over the V55 with 6L6 and 55 watts....to darn much

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Get that Cub 12, GREAT amp for blues and rock. I love love love it!

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That said, yes, it is $275 better of an amp than the VT15. I would happily gig with a V22 if I needed to in the future, and in my experience with the VT15 I wouldn't leave my bedroom with one.

your experience, your opinion and your $275. the TS isn't leaving home with it, that's where he's playing it.

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Tbh Greg, after trying them both side to side, the V22 sounded better. Clearer distortions, nice reverb,the cleans were good, altogether better. I used the same guitar (Gibson SG) for both tests so the only difference was the amp. Sorry.

oh i didn't say it wasn't better. it just wouldn't get $275 out of "my" pocket.

i've played it quite a bit, and sold a bunch of them when i worked in the store. i'm very familiar with the amp. there is no reason to be sorry that our opinions differ on what $275 is worth to us.

it's a good amp. for ~$300, and someone that doesn't want to buy used? it's perfect.

i can make a list of the amps that i've scored for under $300 that would kick it's ass though. of course, those would be "used" amps.
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TS won't even tell us his closest city.

We can't even get him a used amp list off of CL.





Why not at least hear the options?
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Why not at least hear the options?

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because he dislikes used gear.
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because he dislikes used gear.


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TS won't even tell us his closest city.

We can't even get him a used amp list off of CL.





Why not at least hear the options?


Didn't think it would help but ok, I live in Pittsburgh.
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I LOVE my V22, really sad to be parting with it, great sound. if only they were more reliable.
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