The Bugera V5 Guitar Combo Amplifier - 5 Watt - Class-A Valve Amplifier Combo with Reverb and Power Attenuator in classic two-tone vinyl, runs on one power and one preamp valve and features simple controls. But plug into this beautiful little amp and you’ll find a sound that’s pure vintage but with modern features that take this sound to places it couldn’t go before.
The Bugera V5 Guitar Combo Amplifier Features
Big Sound, Small Package
- Hand-built 5-Watt Class-A amplifier driven by 1 x EL84 valve
- Way cool vintage look and feel
- Original 8" BUGERA guitar speaker for true vintage sound
- Authentic preamp design from the '60s featuring 1 x 12AX7 valve--everything from purring blues to mind-blowing crunch
- Integrated high-class reverb with dedicated Reverb control
- Vintage Equalizer with dedicated Tone control
- Built-in 2-way Power Attenuator allows you to get ultimate sound at any volume
- High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
Rock music brings to mind amplifiers as big as skyscrapers, dishing out irreversible ear damage at ruthless volumes. But a studio secret among guitar greats is that little low-watt valve combos like the V5 can be maxed out for red-hot overdriven tone without blowing fuses or incurring any property damage.
The V5 is a living, breathing homage to those half-pint screamers of the past, but with two very important improvements. See, this amp may be small, but 5 watts in Valvesville is still loud as hell when it's sitting in your bedroom. That's why the V5 features a switchable power attenuator that allows you to run 5, 1 or 0.1 Watts. An attenuator reduces the amplitude of a signal without changing its sound. That means you can still drive the valves into banshee-league fury, but without waking up the neighbors.
Finding a headphone out jack on an all-valve guitar amp is incredibly rare because the integration requires loading the output transformer and filtering the signal for a loudspeaker simulation. But in true BUGERA fashion, we've gone the extra mile to allow you some late night practicing. Just plug in a pair of headphones to the 1/4" phones jack on the back panel, and you're ready to keep the V5's all-valve sound all to yourself. Then again, if it's more volume you need, the V5 has a 1/4" Speaker Out jack that allows you to connect an additional speaker with a minimum impedance of 4 Ohms. This dangerous dandy also features the same studio-caliber digital reverb found in its bigger BUGERA brothers. The spring reverb found in the V5's post-war predecessors sounds lovely, but is delicate and expensive to repair. The V5's modern update gives you an equally mesmerizing vintage reverb sound without the wallet-draining vintage reliability.