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Item Reviews for: Bugera V5 Guitar Combo Amplifier  -  BUG V5 LIST

Well worth the money
By: Mark M from Iowa      Submitted: 3/1/2014

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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
better than expected
By: terry from louisiana      Submitted: 8/3/2013

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Great value for an amp
By: Jason from Palmyra, PA, USA      Submitted: 9/17/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? This puppy is well built! I was surprised at how well it is built. Reliability How has it stood up over time? Had it over a month and its still going strong. General Your general opinion of this product. I like this amp. The gain and volume are married together though. You can't just turn the gain all the way up and not NOT have to change the volume and vice versa. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? nice warm tube sounding amp. Likes pedals. I use a Boss BD-2 on it. Works quite well. On the lowest volume setting the amp is still loud as hell! The headphone out doesn't impress me. Sounds bad if you ask me. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? This can produce dark tones and bright tones thanks to the cool tone knob.
Dynamite Amp!
By: DrRoy from Bridgeport, CT      Submitted: 9/5/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Excellent Reliability How has it stood up over time? Just bought it but colleagues have told me that this amp stands up well for its intended uses. General Your general opinion of this product. Excellent quality and sound. I particularly like the three output settings! Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? N/A Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Excellent at all levels. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Very nicely finished and looks to be well constructed and durable. Action How was the action out of the box? N/A
Tone you dream about
By: blueroofmusic from Grand Marais, MI, blueroofmusic@gmail.com      Submitted: 9/4/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Surprisingly solid and well-assembled - the 14x14" open-backed cabinet is 22 lbs. The chicken-head knobs are large with smooth pots. The access for upgrade to the speaker is good. The transformer is way bigger than other 5 watt amps. Reliability How has it stood up over time? Don't know - I just bought it two weeks ago. General Your general opinion of this product. This is a well-made, great-sounding amp. The metal cage around the tubes is outstanding. The digital reverb sounds fine - not at all dry. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? N/A - it's an amp. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Using my Schecter CSH-1 mahogany semi-hollow body with Duncan pickups: At a gig yesterday, whenever I shifted from guitar to piano, my partner kept stealing this amp to play lead (leaving behind a much more expensive amp) - she was a session player in Las Vegas for years and has real good ears. Tone goes from clean to distortion with plenty of highs and decent lows with the internal speaker - because it's easy to upgrade, I plan to install a Weber at some point. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The amp is nicely covered in a textured black tolex - it's probably vulnerable to scratches and dings. It has good metal corners, large rubber feet, and a roomy, comfortable handle Action How was the action out of the box? N/A - it's an amp.
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