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Bugera V5 Guitar Combo Amplifier

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Product Description

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

  • 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
Big Sound, Small Package
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.

Product Specifications
The Bugera V5 Guitar Combo Amplifier Specifications
  • Audio Input: 1/4 in. TS Connector, 1 MOhm Impefance
  • Audio Output
    • Headphone 1/4 in. TRS Connector, Frequency Compensated, 32 to 600 ohm impedance
    • Speaker: 1/4 in. TS Connector, Min. 4 ohm Impedance
  • Output Stage Power (@ 4 ohm load): 5 watts (peak power)
  • Loudspeaker
    • Type: Vintage Guitar Speaker, 8G30A4
    • Impedance: 4 ohm
    • Power: 30 watts IEC program
  • Power Supply: 120v~, 60 Hz
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 14 x 14 x 8.6 in. (35.6 x 35.6 x 21.9 cm)
  • Weight: 22lb./10dg


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Mark M from Iowa
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Well worth the money
General
Your general opinion of this product.
This thing is very well built, it has a heavy, quality feel to it as soon as you pick it up. Even the handle itself adds to it's solid feel. Quite surprised actually at the tone and volume coming from it, sure it doesn't crank out gigging volume but around the house it is way more than enough.
Quality
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Very well made, just got it so I can't comment on reliability
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Basic controls, easy to get really good tube tones
Tone
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
I have read these were a little dark for some, I have heard it described as the "wet blanket thrown over it" tone. I don't get that, even with a Les Paul I am backing off the tone knob, plenty of top end for me but maybe because I have never preferred the Fender twang.
Finish
How did the stain or paint job look?
Tolex is very cool and the cream vinyl with gold accents is a nice vintage touch. Mine has an orange jewel light not blue and a 120W speaker. I am not sure when they started doing that but maybe this speaker is a little brighter
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