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Bugera V55 Guitar Combo Amplifier (55 Watts, 1x12")

The Bugera V55 offers classic tone and attitude. The 1x12 all-tube Bugera V55 combo is great for vintage British rock sounds. (11) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The 1960s witnessed the creation of amp designs destined to remain the choice of guitarists for centuries to come. Those that survived may have very different flavors, but they all have one thing in common: they respond very dynamically to the player's nuances. Bugera captures these amps' musicality in with the stunning Bugera V55 1x12 combo whose modern touches put a wider palette of vintage voicings at your fingertips. With a proud pair of 6L6 power valves in the output stage, the V55HD bathes your guitar in clean California sunshine. Let's go trippin'...

Old Guts, New Glory

Bugera went to great lengths to give these amp the ability to deliver everything those dusty relics of the rock revolution did--minus the collector-sized pricetags. But in true Bugera fashion, they took this labor of love one step farther to give you maximum tonal possibilities. To explain, let's take a quick detour to the late 1940s...

Before hillbillies began co-opting the blues, amps came in two varieties: those with triode (having three active electrodes) power valves and those with pentode (containing five active electrodes) power valves. Triode valves, which predated the pentodes, provide what many guitarists agree is a "softer" tone. Pentodes produce a slightly more urgent, aggressive sound. The V55 and V55HD run on power pentode tubes, but include a Mode switch that lets you run the power section as if it had triode tubes - that is, at about 40 percent less power. This gives you the option of going beyond old-school - straight to elderly school. Welcome to your personal tonal time machine.

A cutting-edge classic

The old amps that defined electric guitar tone were often single-channel amps. These amps offer that same vintage clean, but add a second channel for modern high-gain tones. To begin, take your pick of the Bright or Normal inputs, then twist the three-band EQ (Bass, Mid, Treble) and Presence control to sculpt your signature sound. Depending on which channel you choose, three 12AX7 preamp tubes take your tone anywhere from dignified blues to garage-leveling madness.

The V55 and V55HD's power stage's dual 6L6 valves propel this tone through a Bugera 12" speaker. Need to feed more speakers? Both amps have an Impedance switch that toggles between 4, 8 and 16 ohms, making them compatible with virtually any speaker cabinet. These amps also have reverb, but in the interest of tone and durability, their reverb is derived from a studio-caliber digital processor. The spring reverb found in their post-war predecessors sound lovely, but they're delicate and expensive to repair. The V55's modern update gives you an equally mesmerizing vintage reverb sound without the wallet-draining vintage reliability. And if all these features weren't enough...you also get a road-tough footswitch that allows you to select channels and activate/kill the reverb remotely. So whether you're in the studio, rehearsing in the garage or pulling into Champagne-Urbana for a gig that pays two pitchers, the V55 and V55HD are able to complement your craft with the gold-standard tones of the past--today!

Features

- Hand-built 55-Watt guitar combo driven by 2 x 6L6 valves
- Way cool vintage look and feel
- Original heavy-duty 12-inch Bugera guitar speakers for true vintage sound
- Authentic 2-channel preamp design from the '60s featuring 3 x 12AX7 valves--everything from purring blues to mind-blowing crunch
- Integrated high-class reverb with dedicated Reverb control
- Vintage Equalizer section with dedicated Bass, Mid, Treble and Presence controls
- Normal and Bright inputs for ultimate sound character to perfectly match your guitar
- Multi-gain stage Lead channel with Pre, Post gain and Master controls
- Heavy-duty footswitch for Channel and Reverb function included
- Amazing Mode switch to select between Triode or Pentode operation
- Impedance switch (4, 8 and 16 Ohms) to match virtually any speaker cabinet
- High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Bugera products.
- Type: 12AX7
- Normal Input Impedance: 470 kOhms
- Bright Input Impedance: 147 kOhms
- Effects Send Impedance: 1 kOhms
- Effects Return Impedance: 41 kOhms
- Maximum Input Sensitivity: 3 dBV
- Power Amplifier
- Valves: 2 x 6L6
- Output Power: 55 watts, 4 ohms
- Loudspeaker Connectors: 1/4 in. unbalanced mono jacks
- Load Impedance: 4, 8, 16 ohms switchable
- Internal Speaker
- Type: 12 in. Bugera made
- Impedance: 8 ohms
- Power: 70 watts
- Power Supply
- Power Consumption: 165 watts
- Fuse: 100-120 V T 2A H 250 V, 220-230 V T 1A H 250 V
- Mains Connection: Standard IEC receptacle
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 54.5 x 59.7 x 27 cm
- Weight: 22.5 kg
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 702-800-8290
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (11 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Tube Power for less. "
Overall: Honestly, This is overkill for me. This amp is LOUD. I don't keep the master past 5 and clean around 3-4. The clean channel is excellent. Reverb is great and overdrive is nice. It's not metal overdrive. You are looking at vintage tube amp overdrive. Enough for what I need, however, if you are looking for killer distortion, you will need a pedal. The foot switch with it is nice, long cord and well made. So is the amp. It's flawless. I like the vintage sound and this is IT. And at a great price. I have yet to actually crank this amp to it's full potential. I have neighbors to worry about. I don't understand some of the complaints I've read on other sites about this amp. I have not experienced any at all. I even mailed Bugera support a question about using the effects loop and received a detailed reply 2 days later.
Style of Music: I'm standard Rock and Roll.
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Overall: Awesome crunch with the warmest of chimey clean cleans. Great little amp for axemen on a budget! I've had mine for over 2 years and it's never let me down. I'll put it up against any 1 x 12 under $800. LOVE IT.
Style of Music: Tejano Rock Country
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