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Bugera BVV3000 Infinium Tube Bass Amplifier Head

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Product Description

This amazing Bugera bass amp head brings the classic all-valve bass amp up to date. Lovingly handmade and sporting vintage styling, the Bugera BVV3000 Infinium Tube Bass Amplifier Head merges in-your-face bass tone with state-of-the-art features, such as a 5-position Voicing selector and Infinium Valve Life Multiplier technology, which will keep your BVV3000 head sounding great for many years to come.

With 300-watts of chest-pounding output, the Bugera BVV3000 Infinium melds old-school aggressive attitude with a touch of nostalgia, creating tones that are only possible from an all-valve amplifier.

Bugera BVV3000 Infinium Tube Bass Amplifier Head Features

  • Hand-built 300-Watt bass amplifier head driven by 6 x 6550 tubes
  • Vintage design from the '60s featuring 3 x 12AX7 and 2 x 12AU7 tubes for harmonically rich and vibrant valve sound
  • Revolutionary Infinium Valve Life Multiplier technology extends the life of the power valves up to 20 times, provides incredible reliability and consistent tone over the complete lifespan of your tubes, allows you to mix and match any combination of compatible valve types and brands and monitors performance of each power tube continuously and displays defective valves
  • Voicing selector provides you with 5 classic sound variations to suit your playing style
  • Dedicated Bass, Mid and Treble controls and High/Low switches for ultimate sound shaping
  • Balanced XLR DI for direct connection to your mixing console
  • Slave Output to connect with additional amplifiers
  • Preamp Out and Power Amp In connectors allow you a signal tap from the preamp section and a direct access to the power amp for even greater versatility
  • 3 speaker outputs: two 1/4 in. jacks and a professional speaker connector (compatible with Neutrik Speakon)
  • Impedance switch (2 and 4 Ohms) to match virtually any speaker cabinet
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
All-Valve Design
There are lots of amplifiers on the market today that claim to be tube amps just because they've got a 12AX7 inside. But it takes a whole lot more than just a preamp tube to qualify an amp as being ‘all-valve.’ The BVV3000 is a true all-valve bass amp with three 12AX7 and two 12AU7 valves. Two trios of 6550 (also known as KT88) output tubes operate in classic ‘push-pull’ mode to create 300 watts of room-shaking thunder.

Each Bugera valve goes through a rigorous 48-hour burn-in process before being individually evaluated by a skilled Quality Control Inspector. Only about one in every ten valves actually gets the go-ahead for use in our amps. The rest get tossed onto the slag-heap, where they are melted down to make shot glasses.

Taming the Beast
The Bugera BVV3000 bass head is so much more than just raw power. The all-tube preamp provides tremendous tone-shaping control. Sure, you get the standard boost/cut capability from the Bass (centered at 40Hz) and Treble (4kHz) knobs, but the real ‘voice’ of your bass is defined by its midrange content.

BVV3000's 5-position Frequency selector lets you choose the center frequency that best suits your playing style, or the one that brings out your instrument's true personality. Just select from 220 Hz, 450 Hz, 800 Hz, 1.6 kHz and 3.0 kHz and turn the Midrange knob to boost or cut by as much as 15dB-and that's a lot! And if you want even more tone-sculpting options, engage the Ultra-Low switch for an additional +2 dB boost at 40 Hz, or the Ultra-High switch for a soaring top-end boost of +9 dB at 8 kHz.

Product Specifications
Bugera BVV3000 Infinium Tube Bass Amp Head Specifications
  • Audio Inputs:
    • 0 dB Instrument: Input 1/4 in. mono jack, unbalanced
    • Impedance: 1 Mohms
    • -15 dB Instrument Input: 1/4 in. mono jack, unbalanced
    • Impedance: 120 kohms
  • Power Amp: 1/4 in. mono jack, unbalanced
    • Impedance: 55 kohms
  • Audio Outputs:
    • Slave Output: 1/4 in. mono jack, unbalanced:
    • Impedance: 2.2 kohms
    • Line Output: XLR, balanced
    • Impedance : 600 ohms
    • Preamp Output: 1/4 in. mono jack, unbalanced
    • Impedance : 20 kohms
  • Loudspeaker Connectors:
    • 2 x 1/4 in. TS jack
    • 1 x professional speaker connector
    • Impedance 2 ohms / 4 ohms switchable
  • Output Power:
    • Impedance setting: 2 Ohms
    • Power: 320 watts
    • Impedance setting: 4 Ohms
    • Powe: 295 watts
    • RMS: 240 watts / 240 watts
    • Peak: 300 watts / 300 watts
  • Tubes:
    • 3 x 12AX7
    • 2 x 12AU7
    • 6 x 6550
  • Tone controls:
    • Ultra High: +9 dB at 9 kHz
    • Ultra Low:
      • +2 dB at 40 Hz
      • -12 dB at 500 Hz
    • Bass: -10 dB / +15 dB at 50 Hz
    • Mid / Voicing:
      • -18 dB / +10 dB at 220 Hz
      • 450 Hz
      • 900 Hz
      • .6 kHz
      • 3 kHz
    • Treble: -18 dB / +16 dB at 5 kHz
  • Power Supply / Voltage (Fuses):
    • Power consumption: max. 700 watts
    • Mains connection: Standard IEC receptacle
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 11.5 x 23.6 x 12.5 in. / 290 x 598 x 318 mm
  • Weight: 74.5 lbs. / 33.8 kg
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