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Bugera 1960-Infinium Guitar Amplifier Head (150 Watts)

Capture the classic crunch of a vintage British amp at an amazing price. The two-channel Bugera 1960-INFINIUM head pushes out 150 watts of all-tube tone. (10) Read 8 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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An Amazing Value on a Bugera Blast from the Past

Get your ears ready for some awesome British all-tube-infused tone with the Bugera 1960-Infinium guitar amplifier head. 150 watts of power fuel your signal through two channels via four input jacks for configurations reminiscent of amp heads from the '60s, '70s, and '80s. Three ECC83 preamp tubes and four EL34 power tubes give your axe's output plenty of body and presence, and an easy-to-maneuver control layout gives you a wide span of dynamic tone control right at your fingertips. Hear your axe roar through this awesome throwback of an amp, and your ears won't be able to thank you enough.

The Timeless Sound of All-Tube Tone

This Bugera head gives you decades of tube-infused tone all in one awesome guitar amp head. The 1960-Infinium utilizes the design of smart circuitry that regulates the current flowing through each tube to optimize tonal integrity and even out load distribution. This also increases the longevity of your tubes while still retaining the warmth and color heard from the very first chord you fuel through this baby. On the back of your head, an easy-to-read light indicator notifies you if any of your tubes need to be replaced.

Versatile Input Options

On the right side of your 1960-Infinium's front panel are four 1/4" instrument inputs, allowing you to tap into tones from the '60s through the '80s. This allows for separate, parallel, or cascaded operation. Plugging into the top input of channel one allows both channels to work in a parallel setting for a straight forward classic rock sound, and using the top of channel two will give you more of a vintage sound. You can also use both inputs individually for separate signals. The lower inputs provide cascade/series operation, and if you use them individually, you choose between a -6 dB input or a normal higher-impedance input.

Sleek and Simple Control Layout

Moving from left to right, your 1960-Infinium features presence, treble, middle, bass, channel 1 volume, and channel 2 volume controls. You get a straightforward three-band EQ control, with the presence knob to help you control your amp's negative feedback for those higher frequencies. The reading for each knob is on a sleek silver panel in dark font, which not only makes this layout easy to read, but it also gives this amp head a sleek vintage look. A standby switch right next to the main power switch allows you to keep your amp running without your speaker leaking any output.

Features:

- Hand-built all-tube amp bead with 150 watts of power
- Two channels of warm all-tube tone
- Four EL34 power tubes
- Three ECC83 preamp tubes
- Four 1/4" input jacks for separate, parallel, or cascaded operation
- Two 1/4" outputs
- Awesome Bugera vintage threads
- Presence, treble, mid, bass, volume 1, and volume 2 controls
- Tube life monitoring lights on back panel
- Effects loop
- 16 oh, 8 ohm, and 4 ohm switch on back
- Post phase inverter switch and master control on back
- Weighs in at 47 pounds

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- All-tube amplifier driven by 4 x EL34 tubes
- Two preamp channels with 4 input jacks perform in separate, parallel or cascaded operation
- Vintage hot-rodded preamp mod from the early '80s featuring 3 x ECC83 tubes for terrifying tone and classic hi-gain
- Revolutionary INFINIUM Tube Life Multiplier technology: Extends the life of your amplifier's expensive power tubes up to 20 times
- Allows you to mix and match any combination of compatible tube types and brands - Monitors performance of each power tube continuously and displays defective tubes to allow for easy and individual replacement
- Post-phase splitter Master control with true bypass for authentic performance
- Original '60s tone control section with Bass, Mid, Treble and Presence
- FX Loop with dedicated Level switch and true Bypass function
- Impedance switch (4, 8 and 16 Ohms) to match virtually any speaker cabinet
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 57 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 31 x 17 x 14 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 000-AAJ
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 702-800-8290

Product Description

Bugera did a lot of listening to obscure, long-departed Brit designs, and spent the better part of a year tweaking the hand- selected EL34s and ECC83s to give the 1960 Infinium its tremendous range of tonal options. They added a no- compromise post- phase- inverter master volume that can be bypassed for direct signal path and a huge output transformer with specially nested windings for increased dynamic response and clarity. The onboard FX Loop (with true bypass) is ideal for use with external FX, preamps or modeling processors, making the 1960 the go-to amplifier for massive stage sound and unbridled versatility.

But the 1960 Infinium has one feature that distinguishes it from all other amps in its class-the two channels come equipped with 2 input jacks each that be used in separate, parallel or cascading operation, bridging the tonal eras of the '60s, '70s and '80s. For example, you can experience classic rock sound by plugging into the upper left input, which puts CH1 + CH2 in parallel (same as using a patch cable between them), or use the upper right input for a vintage CH2 sound. The upper left and right inputs can also be used individually to bring two independent signals to CH1 and CH2. The lower jacks provide series (cascaded) operation for Classic Hi- Gain (CH1 + CH2). Individually, the lower right jack can be used for -6 dB gain, while the lower left jack provides normal high impedance gain.

Infinium Valve Life Multiplier Technology

Bugera's revolutionary Infinium Valve Life Multiplier technology is like having your very own technician inside your amp constantly monitoring and tweaking valve performance for the ultimate in tonal integrity and reliability. This revolutionary circuit not only optimizes the performance of each output tube, it dynamically balances the drive between them to more evenly distribute the load. With Infinium, your tubes last up to 20 times longer, saving you substantial money over the lifespan of your amplifier. Infinium also compensates for the effects of aging, automatically adjusting current levels to keep your valves sounding as good as the day they were installed.

If and when a valve does reach the end of its life, the system even tells you which one to replace. All you need do is replace the faulty valve and let Infinium take care of the rest for you. This all adds up to more consistent sound quality and longer life for your valves. Maintenance for valve amps has never been this easy!

Features:

- Hand-built all-valve amplifier driven by 4 x EL34 valves with a monstrous output transformer
- Two preamp channels with 4 input jacks perform in separate, parallel or cascaded operation, bridging the tonal eras of the '60s, '70s and '80s
- Vintage hot-rodded preamp mod from the early '80s featuring 3 x ECC83 valves for terrifying tone and classic hi-gain
- Revolutionary Infinium Valve Life Multiplier technology:
-- Extends the life of your amplifier's expensive power valves up to 20 times
-- Provides incredible reliability and consistent tone over the complete lifespan of your valves - No need for expensive matched valve sets
-- Allows you to mix and match any combination of compatible valve types and brands
-- Monitors performance of each power tube continuously and displays defective valves to allow for easy and individual replacement
- Post-phase splitter Master control with true bypass for authentic performance
- Original '60s tone control section with Bass, Mid, Treble and Presence
- FX Loop with dedicated Level switch and true Bypass function
- Impedance switch (4, 8 and 16 Ohms) to match virtually any speaker cabinet
- High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
Customer Reviews
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Overall: This Thing is a Beast!!I bought this amp as a back-up. Normally play a modded Sovtek mig 60+ a Plexi reissue. the sovtek was in the shop. So I read the reviews on the Bugera 1960 infinium & figured it was worth it just because I could switch the tubes around w/o biasinig. Boy was I right. It came in & I was shocked at how it sounded out of box. Loud & proud. It sounded alot like my plexi. It's not as complex as the plexi but, it's only 1/4 of the price!! Then I changed out the tubes(Pre:1 mullard & 2 E-harm 12ax7) & one power amp( svetlana el34) & the Amp Just came to life!! Smooth but with just enough bite, full but not to bassy. very well rounded in general.This amp has quite a bite of gain. At first I put all 3 e-harm 12ax7 in and it was to much gain for my use. So, the addtion of the mullard in the # 1 position & that tamed the overall sound. Bottom Line..Best value on the market today. If you are willing to do the work & change around the tubes(the best part). You can really bring it life!!
Style of Music: Rock( Psych-Blues)
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great TONE, Great VALUE for any Musician!!!"
Sound: The tone is incredible with a very smooth and deep breakup. Excellent Rock and Metal sounds as well as Fusion or Instrumental. The EQ settings are sensitive and true to the settings on the knob. I would recommend tyring different tubes in place of the EL34s. Don't get me wrong but the EL34's sound great. 6L6s have a more "open" sound to them when used with this amp. it is just cool that you can drop in pretty much any tube. Feature: Standard number of features but the Infinium technology is incredible. Plus, you can exchange types of tubes and you will get some variability in sound - TREMENDOUS spec! No reverb but nothing a pedal can't handle. I would also like a presence but many older "styles" of amps didn't have presence back then and this is what this amp is modelled after. Ease of Use: Easy to use as the controls are typical. The inputs are labeled as well. Quality: This is a quality made product that can compete on every level of construction. Even seems to use heavy hardwood - very solid. Parts and wiring seem to be top notch compared to other heads I have. Looks very "clean". Only had it for a couple of weeks but so far so good. Value: Great value in a 150 watt head with great tone. This is a TONE MONSTER! At $500, this is a steal versus the amp this is modelled after which costs 3-4 times this price - and that's a "re-issue"! This is very gig-worthy and can be compared to the best brands out there for sound and tone. Manufacturer Support: N/A The Wow Factor: The Infinium version of the 1960 is tremendous with the Red front insert, it sets itself apart from the rest as far as looks. Overall: Great value, great price point, great tone and should be bought by every serious musician. If you don't like it, return it. $500 is well worth buying for any amp head just to try out. The Bugera 1960 Infinium is one of the best amp deals out there!
Style of Music: Rock, Fusion, Instrumental Rock (Vai)
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