#1
Ok, I know a lot of people have had bad experiences with bugera but here we go. I just received mine today. I went to band practice and pushed the amp quite hard. I played it through a 2x12cab with peavey blue marvels. The other guitarist played through a peavey classic 50. We compaired tone, volume and just sound in general. I actually played it on 10 master, gain and volume for a few just to see if it would blow up. We played for about 6 hours (man, my ears and fingers are sore). Played a jackson most of the night, but played a clapton strat with active pickups for a while just to see what would happen.
I did not use any effects. I have an old processor and a crybaby I plan on using through the loop this week.
I have 30 days to return it, so I plan on putting as much time on it as possible.
All this being said, so far I love the amp. The clean is a little bright with the cheap jackson pickups but nice with the clapton. The gain gets muddy when its real high but you can dial it in real easy and the "hard rock" almost metal sound is easy to find.
So, the amp sounds great but we will see if it lasts.
#4
Yeah, I was keen to hear a sad story about an amp blowing up :P

But even better than that, it is serving you well. Glad you enjoy it.
#5
Wait, is it the new infinium version?
Name's Luca.

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#6
Everyone who hates on Bugera should be required to play the 333 or 333xl infinium series. My God these are amazing amps. I use an XL and the other guitarist uses a regular 333. Incredibly reliable, amazing sound, versatility, and an independent 3 channel all tube head for only $600?! Okay I'm done....
#7
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Everyone who hates on Bugera should be required to play the 333 or 333xl infinium series. My God these are amazing amps. I use an XL and the other guitarist uses a regular 333. Incredibly reliable, amazing sound, versatility, and an independent 3 channel all tube head for only $600?! Okay I'm done....

+1

I also play through a 333xl it's a fantastic sounding amp. Their QC is leaps and bounds above the first initial runs.

Glad yer enjoying your new amp mate
#8
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#9
HNAD - post some clips if you can
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#10
HNAD. I didn't jive with it, but I'm very picky about my tone. Glad you like it
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#11
i really liked my v22 for the money i paid.

huge advice, PLEASE swap the preamp tubes. if nothing else do the v1. i would highly recommend a 5751 in v1 and JJs the rest. personally i like 12a7s in the last spot, but some dont like that.

i put a 5751 in my v22 and the gain sounded instantly better, clearer, less fizzy, and more usable. it was night and day.
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#12


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Everyone who hates on Bugera should be required to play the 333 or 333xl infinium series. My God these are amazing amps. I use an XL and the other guitarist uses a regular 333. Incredibly reliable, amazing sound, versatility, and an independent 3 channel all tube head for only $600?! Okay I'm done....


Why? I already owned a JSX.

You know, the original amp that was shamelessly cloned?

Bought and sold for ~$450.

Lets toss amps out of moving trucks and see which one holds up better.
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#13
^ I don't think you're gonna have a lot of luck with guitar amps, tube amps in particular

First throwing, you have already ****ed half of the tubes and the transformers and possibly the knobs, depending on how the thing fell.

Though it'd be fun, reliability isn't really defined by that.
Name's Luca.

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#14
HNAD TS glad you like it


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Everyone who hates on Bugera should be required to play the 333 or 333xl infinium series. My God these are amazing amps. I use an XL and the other guitarist uses a regular 333. Incredibly reliable, amazing sound, versatility, and an independent 3 channel all tube head for only $600?! Okay I'm done....

Being a past 333 owner the reliability and build quality sucks ass, but they do sound good.
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#15
Ikey, thanks for the advise on tubes. I will look into hat. But first, I need a cab. I have a shell built to fit but not sure what speakers. The peavey blue marvels that I borrowed sound ok bit not exactly sure what to get. The other question is, what ohm to run. The amp has settings for 4, 8 and 16.
#16
An x ohm output goes intoan x ohm input (the two x are the same number), with tube power amps it's as simple as that.
So, buy a cab basing yourself on the sound, the impedance will be alright.
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#17
Makes me laugh. By "QC is better" they just mean "they don't actually catch fire now." Wow, now there's a slogan to inspire confidence.
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#18
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Makes me laugh. By "QC is better" they just mean "they don't actually catch fire now." Wow, now there's a slogan to inspire confidence.


So much hate from one man!
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#19
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To Infinium and Beyond!
#20
Quote by Random9000
Everyone who hates on Bugera should be required to play the 333 or 333xl infinium series. My God these are amazing amps. I use an XL and the other guitarist uses a regular 333. Incredibly reliable, amazing sound, versatility, and an independent 3 channel all tube head for only $600?! Okay I'm done....
Nobody complains about their tone, almost all the Bugera's I've played have sounded excellent (like their Peavey counterparts). Everyone here complains about the reliability and build quality, both of which are hilariously lacking in Bugera's line outside of the V series.


PS - You can pick up used JSX's for around $450. Infinitely better build quality and reliability, and a little better tone.... all while saving $150
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#21
look at WGS speakers. or eminence. hard to go wrong there. i love my WGS. LOVE them.

givne then overwhelming feedback online, i would say the V series line is the only "right" product bugera makes. no issues there. my V series by no means was "good" quality, but paying for an amp like that for like 250-350 new isnt exactly the going rate for a "Good" quality tube amp either.

and that darn thing help up for 2 years and sounded good doing it. solid to to a bro on craigslist for 200, and im sure its working for him.

in my book, the bugera V series are a darn good deal IN THEIR PRICE RANGE.

i mean, yeah my egnater KILLS it. kills. murders. but the list on my tweaker 40 is nearly 600 bones.
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#23
Quote by SHaun Steel
+1

I also play through a 333xl it's a fantastic sounding amp. Their QC is leaps and bounds above the first initial runs.

Glad yer enjoying your new amp mate



No. There is a another victim of Bugeras bad QC at /7/ forums. Amp fried after two weeks.
http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/gear-equipment/264276-i-guess-populous-right.html


Its a lottery. You may or may not get a good one and if you are willing to gamble always buy one from shop with good and long return policy. Buying used is almost like russian roulette.
Apparently the V serie has least problems but if its because they are simpler or are sold less than the high gain models and therefore the issues are not so widespread, I dont know.

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#24
And don't forget 311's huge collection of failures we've seen here at UG.
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#25
Bugera definitely stepped up their quality and heating issues. I have one and it beats most of his Marshall's without question
#26
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Bugera definitely stepped up their quality and heating issues. I have one and it beats most of his Marshall's without question



I will say that the V series seems/is the best that Bugera has offered, but to say they are better than most Marshall's is completely Idiotic.

TS hope you enjoy the amp and are problem free, but don't hold your breath
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#27
Played for an hour or so at home and let me say. It drowns out the wife yelling on like 3. That's what I'm talking about. Now for the new cab. I think I'm gonna try the matching bugera cab $190. If I don't like the speakers, ill switch to the peavey blue marvels. That's what's in the cab I'm playin through now and its quite sweet.
#28
Bugera speakers are rubbish, take a look at Avatar.
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#29
Yeah or look at this cab $279, free shipping, Orange PPC 2x12 style construction, and Celestion G12h30 speakers
www.onlyfactorydirect.comp-2180-2-x-12-guitar-cabinet-with-celestion-woofers-s7212g.aspx
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