#1
Ive been offered a bugera 333 for £150 and i dont know whether to take it.

is there a big difference in sound between that and the XL

im not bothered about the noise gate on it just whether the xl switch actually make alot of difference.
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#2
333 is a clone of Peavey XXX, 333XL is a clone of JSX. Google and check the Youtube for the differences and the same should apply to Bugera equivalents, more or less.

The biggest differences is the "fat" switch which does some things to midrange and bass if I recall correctly, noise gate and different power tubes (6l6 vs EL34) which makes them sound a little bit different. Otherwise they are exactly the same amp, to my knowledge anyway.

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#3
I have a 333xl but I have also played through the 333. There is not that much of a difference as the gate on the XL aint that great and I would say the 333xl is slightly warmer due to the EL34's. The XL switches only add a very subtle boost I doubt you would miss them with the 333. For £150 I'd take it as there is lots of tone in these heads regardless of what the haters will tell you.
#4
No one has ever said Bugeras don't sound good. They're clones, they should.

But there's a very good reason they're so cheap.
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#5
Just make sure to give it a thorough play before you buy it, the Bugs are known to have some reliability issues, but that's a great price. I doubt that you will miss any of the features of the XL.
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#6
Pass, Bugera's are crap amps, I know I own a 333 head. Sounds good when it works. IMO they are a waist of money. Light the 150GBP on fire you'll get more enjoyment out of it
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#7
Quote by Robbgnarly
Pass, Bugera's are crap amps, I know I own a 333 head. Sounds good when it works. IMO they are a waist of money. Light the 150GBP on fire you'll get more enjoyment out of it


Someone is taking their Bugera breaking awful personal


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#8
Quote by dementiacaptain
Someone is taking their Bugera breaking awful personal



No, but it is pretty crappy when an amp works when you put it away and cover it with a dust cover. The over a year later you dust it off, fire it up and there is all kinds of shit that blew on the inside of the amp

That's what I call QUALITY

And I literally never had an amp I have had as many problems with as I have with it.
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#10
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Both of them are equally good fire starters.


No, I believe the XL version burns brighter and hotter for a few minutes.
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#11
£150?

Buy it. For £150 it's a great amp.

Even up to around the £300 it's a good amp. Ignore these guys, all the duff ones have been repaired or binned by now.

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