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Great amp for a low price! - Reviews Bugera 1990

BUgera is an amplifier company and makes very inexpensive amplifiers for the budget musician. Many of the amplifiers come in well under $500 and most of them hover right around the range 350. This amplifier continues that trend with its low price and multiple features. This is it to channel amplifier with a clean any overdrive or lead channel. This is a very British sounding amplifier that features 45881 hour tubes and three ECC83 preamp tubes. You also get any reverb integrated within the circuit as well as an effects loop with a level control. You have to normal EQ section with a presence, bass, big, and travel control knobs. This is 120 W of high gain amp that be switched down to 60 W of operation with its half power cut switch.

UTILIZATION

Features

Hand-built 120W hi-gain amplifier driven by 4 x 5881 valves
Classic 2-channel preamp design (Clean, Lead) featuring 3 x ECC83 valves for terrifying punch and mind-blowing gain
Integrated high-class reverb with dedicated Reverb control for each channel
Vintage Equalizer section with dedicated Bass, Mid, Treble and Presence controls
Power switch to select between pentode or triode (60 Watt) operation
Impedance switch (4, 8 and 16 Ohms) to match virtually any speaker cabinet
FX Loop with dedicated Level control
Frequency compensated Recording output
Heavy-duty footswitch for Channel selection and Reverb included
High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life



SOUNDS

The tone of this guitar is very British sounding tone. It rivals the sounds of Marshall or orange amplifiers. It gets a great distorted tone in the second channel which is the lead channel. The clean channel is a decent clean but it's nothing to write home about. It has also a gain control on the clean channel to even this channel can get into classic rock tones such as Led Zeppelin AC/DC type of times. So really you could have two distortion channels in this and if that's how you controlled your game settings.

This amplifiers that work well with any guitar that you have around. I suggest getting a speaker cabinet that has British speakers installed. This is the kind campus tennis match well with the British voice to speaker.


OVERALL OPINION

I highly recommend this amp to anyone who needs a cheap and inexpensive amp that is good at getting high gain distortion with a very versatile second clean overdrive channel. This has reverb too which is a plus as well. I have seen these in the used section for right around $250 which is a great price for a decent sounding and multichannel amp.