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#1
So i am buying a bugera 6260. it is new with a 3 year warrenty. the sound of these are great... i kno you are all going to say that they have reliability issues and to get a used 6505. bugeras are only 309 euro on thomann. im thinking about taking the risk along with the warrenty. if any one has any suggestions other than bugera besides Jet city :P

Thanks Jake
#4
Entirely your decision and we can respect that. Who knows, maybe you get a decent one. The prices they are going for at thomann might be worth of some lottery.

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#5
Quote by jakemcgovern21
if any one has any suggestions other than bugera besides Jet city :P


and why is it you don't want a jet city?
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#6
jet cities are nice. but there not bugera tone! i like the 6505 tone! thats why i am really leaning toward bugera
#8
Don't buy the bugera cab, sounds like shit.


The 6260 sounds good through a nice mesa cab.
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#11
I do have a few recommendations.

There's this one amp brand, I forget what they call it. Something to do with airplanes or je- shit... I forgot you don't want one of those.

There's this other awesome amp and for some reason, the name of this one escapes me as well. Designed by Soldano. Some kind of city. I think it was Je- ah shucks! Done it again!

Anyways, disregard those two. For real though, there are these killer amps that won't break the bank. I forget the name, but they're blue and black and have a big 333 logo on them. Most people don't like the logo, but I don't mind it. Let me ask my wife what they call those amps... OH yeah! She said they're called Jet Ci- ****!

Ah nevermind.
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#12
Quote by jakemcgovern21
So i am buying a bugera 6260.


So are you just seeking validation for your choice? Why tell us?

Just go buy one if thats what you want
#13
Kaboom.

Edit, you can get a used 6505 for the same price as a Bugera new... I know which one I'd rather have, even if it's just for reliability's sake.
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Quote by Fisheth24
Kaboom.

Edit, you can get a used 6505 for the same price as a Bugera new... I know which one I'd rather have, even if it's just for reliability's sake.


Not true here in europe. 6505 heads tend to go 850 € used at minimum. We get shafted by amp prices, hard.

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#15
Quote by MaaZeus
Not true here in europe. 6505 heads tend to go 850 € used at minimum. We get shafted by amp prices, hard.


Really? I almost picked up a 6505 for 450 the other week, someone got it before me though
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#16
ahhh i remember the good ole days, working in the music store and trying to tell customers not to buy a bugera. they'd use the whole "but the warranty!!!" thing.

then sure enough, at some point they'd have a problem and drop the amp off to be sent out for repair and i'd tell them, "see you in a couple months".

shock rolls across their faces, disbelief, eventually anger.

i'd have to explain to them that, well, its a warranty but there's no replacement clause. basically, "buddy, you have no amp now. but you do have the warranty."

you just can't plug a guitar into a warranty. (warranties have shitty tone, almost paper thin sounding.)

i don't remember a single jet city coming back but i'm sure they break, they have to right?

fenders broke, marshalls broke, voxes broke, but my hand got sore and i had to take a couple weeks off playing guitar from filling out all the return for repair forms on bugeras.

the upside was i did make fat stacks selling the extended service plans on them so who am i to complain?

congrats on your new amp! i recommend the extended service plan, 1 year coverage ends faster than you think.

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#17
Quote by Fisheth24
Really? I almost picked up a 6505 for 450 the other week, someone got it before me though



If you are in europe and you see 6505 head go for 450€ without a catch (ie it having hidden issues, or worse being stolen) I might consider that one of those "once in a lifetime" deals.

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#18
Quote by gregs1020
ahhh i remember the good ole days, working in the music store and trying to tell customers not to buy a bugera. they'd use the whole "but the warranty!!!" thing.

then sure enough, at some point they'd have a problem and drop the amp off to be sent out for repair and i'd tell them, "see you in a couple months".

shock rolls across their faces, disbelief, eventually anger.

i'd have to explain to them that, well, its a warranty but there's no replacement clause. basically, "buddy, you have no amp now. but you do have the warranty."

you just can't plug a guitar into a warranty. (warranties have shitty tone, almost paper thin sounding.)

i don't remember a single jet city coming back but i'm sure they break, they have to right?

fenders broke, marshalls broke, voxes broke, but my hand got sore and i had to take a couple weeks off playing guitar from filling out all the return for repair forms on bugeras.

the upside was i did make fat stacks selling the extended service plans on them so who am i to complain?

congrats on your new amp! i recommend the extended service plan, 1 year coverage ends faster than you think.




That is pure gold.
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Quote by jakemcgovern21
jet cities are nice. but there not bugera tone! i like the 6505 tone! thats why i am really leaning toward bugera

Then just get a 6505+ 112 combo. They're pretty cheap, especially used.


Quote by gregs1020
ahhh i remember the good ole days, working in the music store and trying to tell customers not to buy a bugera. they'd use the whole "but the warranty!!!" thing.

then sure enough, at some point they'd have a problem and drop the amp off to be sent out for repair and i'd tell them, "see you in a couple months".

shock rolls across their faces, disbelief, eventually anger.

i'd have to explain to them that, well, its a warranty but there's no replacement clause. basically, "buddy, you have no amp now. but you do have the warranty."

you just can't plug a guitar into a warranty. (warranties have shitty tone, almost paper thin sounding.)

i don't remember a single jet city coming back but i'm sure they break, they have to right?

fenders broke, marshalls broke, voxes broke, but my hand got sore and i had to take a couple weeks off playing guitar from filling out all the return for repair forms on bugeras.

the upside was i did make fat stacks selling the extended service plans on them so who am i to complain?

congrats on your new amp! i recommend the extended service plan, 1 year coverage ends faster than you think.


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#20
I have a bugera 333xl, as well as a TriRec. A good friend of mine has the 6262.

My experience with them so far is fantastic. I have been playing the 333xl for a year and a half now, on the bugera tubes. I play it a minimum of 25hrs per week, and gig with it almost every weekend. (Sure, I have a backup... but I havent needed it!)

I'm not exactly gentle either. This head bounces around the back of my honda etc...

My friends 6262 is the same way.

I suppose everyone will tell you that I am just one of the lucky ones, but having experience with 3 different heads... id be willing to say that they have worked some bugs out.

Buy whatever youre comfortable with!
#21
better have your flame shield ready (sorry )

Quote by gregs1020
ahhh i remember the good ole days, working in the music store and trying to tell customers not to buy a bugera. they'd use the whole "but the warranty!!!" thing.

then sure enough, at some point they'd have a problem and drop the amp off to be sent out for repair and i'd tell them, "see you in a couple months".

shock rolls across their faces, disbelief, eventually anger.

i'd have to explain to them that, well, its a warranty but there's no replacement clause. basically, "buddy, you have no amp now. but you do have the warranty."

you just can't plug a guitar into a warranty. (warranties have shitty tone, almost paper thin sounding.)

i don't remember a single jet city coming back but i'm sure they break, they have to right?

fenders broke, marshalls broke, voxes broke, but my hand got sore and i had to take a couple weeks off playing guitar from filling out all the return for repair forms on bugeras.

the upside was i did make fat stacks selling the extended service plans on them so who am i to complain?

congrats on your new amp! i recommend the extended service plan, 1 year coverage ends faster than you think.



yeah pretty much. only thing i'd say is, if you do buy one, buy from thomann (3 year included warranty) or somewhere like that which gives you a free extended warranty.
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#22
Yea. i have heard alot about bugeras getting better with infiniums as well. its just in Ireland noone sells peavey 6505s. and not anything under 8/900... and i would lovve one but. i still feel like i want the bugera off thomann and then if it breaks il send it back. or else if i dont like it i will get my money back on the 30 day money back garentee!
#23
i think bairds in belfast sells peaveys (or at least they did last time I was there, which was several years ago). granted that's a bit of a trek if you're in the south (and it's kind of awkward to get to even once you hit belfast), plus they're not going to be cheap either.

yeah. i mean, it's up to you. if you know you want the 6505 sound then (i'm guessing, as i said, i haven't tried it) the bugera will likely be closer than the jet city. but if you just want a good-sounding high gainer which is reliable, i'd take the jet city.

i thought i'd heard that the infiniums were unreliable as well, but i could be wrong.

EDIT: also bear in mind if you just don't like it, you'll likely have to pay return postage to germany. which on something that size, if irish postage charges are similar to the UK, is liable to be a lot.
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#24
Quote by jakemcgovern21
So i am buying a bugera 6260. it is new with a 3 year warrenty. the sound of these are great... i kno you are all going to say that they have reliability issues and to get a used 6505. bugeras are only 309 euro on thomann. im thinking about taking the risk along with the warrenty. if any one has any suggestions other than bugera besides Jet city :P

Thanks Jake


point of post being?

while i share what we get, is i am pretty close to buying a new camaro SS.

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#25
here is a guy who probably wish he would have gotten a JSX

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1653911
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Quote by trashedlostfdup
here is a guy who probably wish he would have gotten a JSX

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1653911



I love troubleshooting problems on brand new products that shouldn't have them in the first place!
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Quote by gregs1020
ahhh i remember the good ole days, working in the music store and trying to tell customers not to buy a bugera. they'd use the whole "but the warranty!!!" thing.

then sure enough, at some point they'd have a problem and drop the amp off to be sent out for repair and i'd tell them, "see you in a couple months".

shock rolls across their faces, disbelief, eventually anger.

i'd have to explain to them that, well, its a warranty but there's no replacement clause. basically, "buddy, you have no amp now. but you do have the warranty."

you just can't plug a guitar into a warranty. (warranties have shitty tone, almost paper thin sounding.)

i don't remember a single jet city coming back but i'm sure they break, they have to right?

fenders broke, marshalls broke, voxes broke, but my hand got sore and i had to take a couple weeks off playing guitar from filling out all the return for repair forms on bugeras.

the upside was i did make fat stacks selling the extended service plans on them so who am i to complain?

congrats on your new amp! i recommend the extended service plan, 1 year coverage ends faster than you think.


Are you saying that companies that make shitty amps also make shitty warranties?

I'm sure a company known for having QC issues and doing too little too late to fix them is gonna have excellent customer service on the backend.

If I worked for Bugera, I'd be transferring to the warranty department... There's probably more job security there than in production.
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#29
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I love troubleshooting problems on brand new products that shouldn't have them in the first place!


Actually I've had my 333xl combo since late 2008, so that almost eight years now. It's been quite the workhorse, none of the usual problems people have had with them. Sometimes you just get lucky.

I think my current problem is partly due 'lesser' quality in construction and parts, but it still has endured a lot on the road (accidentally kicked over, dropped while carrying, played in rain, used mainly as a bass amp).
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Quote by trashedlostfdup
while i share what we get, is i am pretty close to buying a new camaro SS.


Oooh, nice!


I'm kinda torn between a BMW E30 318i sedan or a Porsche 924.

The 318i is more reliable and cheaper to maintain. Really easy to mess around with, the oversteer is very controllable for some nice skids.

The 924, despite having a bunch of VW/Audi parts (not unlike what happens today with the Macan, Cayenne and Panamera) and being one of the "lesser" Porsche cars... Is still a Porsche. The handling on those things is phenomenal.
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Quote by Linkerman
Oooh, nice!


I'm kinda torn between a BMW E30 318i sedan or a Porsche 924.

The 318i is more reliable and cheaper to maintain. Really easy to mess around with, the oversteer is very controllable for some nice skids.

The 924, despite having a bunch of VW/Audi parts (not unlike what happens today with the Macan, Cayenne and Panamera) and being one of the "lesser" Porsche cars... Is still a Porsche. The handling on those things is phenomenal.


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Y'all got too much munnies

As far as I'm concerned, not really, trust me.

Either of those cars can be bought for less than 4,000€. There are people here with guitar rigs way more expensive than that.
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Quote by Linkerman
The 318i is more reliable and cheaper to maintain. Really easy to mess around with, the oversteer is very controllable for some nice skids.

and it's slow. like why did i buy this BMW slow.

get anything else, if you want slow just get a honda accord 4 cyl.

never drove a 924 but i'd think it'd be faster than a 318.
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i am pretty close to buying a new camaro SS.

not slow.

(i just don't fit in them. )
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#34
I owned a Bugera 6262 half stack for about 4 years. Never had any problems with it, and I played it loud quite a bit. From what I've read, most of their reliability problems were with their older amps, and that they've gotten better in more recent times. At a concert I played last weekend, the band after mine had a guitarist using a 6262. Sounded great. That being said, reputations are built for a reason, so I would say get it, but get it with a warranty. Also change the preamp tubes. I put Tung-Sols in mine and it sounded fantastic. Really the only complaint I had about my 6262 was the EQ was weird. Like it hardly affected the tone unless it went below 2 or above 8 (for the midrange and treble, at least).
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Quote by Keskimaki
Actually I've had my 333xl combo since late 2008, so that almost eight years now.


?????


Does Bugera make your calculator too?
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#36
Quote by gregs1020
and it's slow. like why did i buy this BMW slow.

get anything else, if you want slow just get a honda accord 4 cyl.

never drove a 924 but i'd think it'd be faster than a 318.

Yes, a 924 is definitely faster.

But the E30 318i it's a hell of a fun car. It's one of those slow cars that feel great to drive fast.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#39
Quote by Dave_Mc
?????


Does Bugera make your calculator too?


No, that's the whiskey talking.
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