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Bugera V22

Bugera V22
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item number 252074
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available since July 2010
sales rank 67914
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Bugera V22 Valve Guitar Combo - all valve, 22W, 12" speaker, 2 channels, 3x 12AX7 preamp valves, 2x EL 84 power amp valves, 1x clean control, 1x gain control, 1x volume control, 3-band EQ, 1x master control, 1x presence control, built-in digital reverb (adjustable), normal & bright inputs, impedance switchable between 4, 8 and 16 Ohms, triode & pentodes mode, 2x external speaker outputs, footswitch input, FX loop, includes footswitch, dimensions: w/h/d 572 x 453 x 270 mm, weight: 19kg

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superb amp

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i have 2 of these amps,run them in stereo from my BB King Lucille stereo guitar,one each side of the stage,the sound quality is quite breath taking,have had many comments from other guitarists,they just cannot believe the price,these amps are very robust and reliable,thank you Thomann,Walter Jackson.

Really nice amp

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very pleased. Its a really nice amp. For its price the clear sound really rocks!
I didn t like its gain channel. The stock tubes rattled a lot. Thanks to thomman (they sent me for free) change the preamp tubes. However I still have tube rattling of the power amp stock tubes.

Generally, I m very glad of buying it.

Bugera V22 - love it!

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Have you always wanted a nice all valve guitar amp but can't afford spending big $$$ for one? Well here you go, this one is exactly for you. For a fraction of price of amps with similar features and power, Bugera V22 delivers that all loved valve sound to you.

It has it all you ever need: normal and bright input (rolls off some bass), amazing clean channel - you'll fall in love with that one, nice drive channel, modified marshall-ish equalizer with mid boost, presence control, pentode & triode mode, nice reverb to add ambiance to your sound. It's driven with 3 12ax7 valves (one for clean, additional one to drive it up, and one for phase inverter) and two push-pull configured el84 valves in power amp delivering about 22W power to 70W (suprisingly) very good sounding Bugera speaker. Switching is done by a relay controlled by a footswitch or a button on amp. You can also switch reverb on or off with that footswitch. The amp box itself is solid, open back, very nice quality.

Why so cheap? Well, back in 'those good days' amps where made wiring it point-to-point (every circuits component had a wire soldered connection), that made them very sturdy and easy to repair, but every amp had to be hand made - very expensive. This amp uses today's tech - printed circuit board (made and assembled by automatic robots - cheap, easy mass producable) witch "as they say" is prone to break due to heat from valves and vibration. Hell, I say that if the thing's PCB breaks after 10 years of use, I could always find a tech (or in my case DIY) and mostly wire it point-to-point old-school style, the amp total parts cost is about the same as amp price and this price it's a real steal.

All the pros, what about cons? Well, there is onefor tech guys (for most of you, skip ahead to next section), output valves are fixed bias, that can be adjusted by one knob for both valves on back. All you can get from amp is RCA connector witch shows applied negative control grid voltage. That is somewhat useless for proper bias calculation and also individual output tube bias would be nice.

I highly recommend this amp to everyone except maybe over-the-top-gain metal etc players. They kind of need something bigger, meaner. This amp can deliver form ballad cleans to bluesy grind to hard rock. It's loud enough for most band practices, medium stages, clubs etc. Any louder you should go trough PA anyway. Ar you a loudness freak and it's not loud enough for ya'? Get V55 witch is basically 55W version of the same amp with pair of 6l6 output valves in it.

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