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Bugera BVP5500 550W Tube Bass Amplifier Head
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Packing 2 pairs of 12AX7s, 550W, & powerful tone sculpting.

The Bugera BVP5500 Tube Bass Amplifier Head begins with 2 selected pairs of 12AX7 preamp tubes with their own Drive control. When you want to rock the house, the BVP5500 bass amp brings the serious power with 550 clean, fan-cooled watts to the table. And since bassists don't live by watts alone, the Bugera BVP5500 bass amplifier is equipped with a stunning arsenal of tone-sculpting tools, including a 3-band EQ with sweepable mids, Ultra-High and Ultra-Low switches, and a 9-band graphic EQ for ultimate tone control.

For the non-purists, the Bugera Ultrabass BVP5500 amp has an Effects Loop and an Insert Channel with Preamp Out and Power Amp In connections for expanded versatility. Use the included footswitch to kill the signal to the amp, for tuning in blissful silence, and to activate or deactivate the graphic EQ.

Bugera BVP5500 550W Tube Bass Amplifier Head Features:

  • Powerful 550W tube bass amplifier head for classic sound and performance
    4 x 12AX7 tubes give you the ultimate sound and feel only tubes can provide
    Tube Gain controls the dynamics and tonal response of the power amp to deliver anything from punchy to thick and compressed sounds
    Ultra-musical 9-band graphic EQ for total frequency control
    Dedicated Bass, Mid, Treble, and additional Mid frequency controls enable peerless sound shaping
    Bright function for brilliant sound enhancement, even with heavy compression
    Switchable Ultra Low and Ultra High function for ultimate tone
    Dual footswitch for Mute and EQ functions included
    Balanced XLR DI output for direct connection to your mixing console
    Switchable Tuner output works either as a tuner connection or live monitor feed
    Effects Loop for external effects (stompboxes, rack effects, etc.)
    Power Amp input and Preamp output connectors allow you direct access to the power amp and a signal tap from the preamp section for even greater versatility
    3 speaker outputs: 2 x 1/4" jacks & a professional speaker connector (compatible with Neutrik Speakon connectors)
    Integrated limiter and active temperature-controlled cooling system for ultimate protection
    High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life




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  • backup for my SVT Classic

    As reviewed by Beasman on 4/14/2010

    I just bought this amp so we'll see how it holds up but I have read great reviews on "the Nuke" by Bugera so I thought I would give this a shot. I have to say...for the price, and this sounds like every other review I have read on Bugera amps, you will not find a better amp. This thing has plenty of power and lots of tone shaping capability. I am playing through an Ampeg 6x10 cab and this thing sounds almost as good as my SVT Classic that it is backing up. Based on my first few hours of playing, I would recommend this amp to anyone on a budget.

    18 of 18 people found this review helpful.
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  • Awesome Tone and Power

    As reviewed by Gary Dowdy on 3/10/2011

    I've been using mostly solid-state gear and have been told tubes sounded much better. I didn't want to drop the money on a valve amp unless there was truly a big difference. I played through several at GC, loving the SVT-3, but not getting enough time on it to make up my mind. I decided to buy this amp just to get some time in with a valve amp. This buy turned out to be a great investment! No trouble with it at all and the tone and power is impressive. I am glad I bought it and if I ever have any trouble, I'll post it. I love it and now can see what all the fuss is about where valve amps are concerned! Through my 4x10 cab, volume at 1 is the limit in my house. Kaboom!!!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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  • Best value for dollar hands-down. You won't be disappointed.

    As reviewed by Rob Akins on 8/9/2011

    The BVP5500 just arrived today. I hooked it up to the Behringer BB410 cabinet and played an active 5 string bass through it. WOW!!! This is some serious bass gear. It has two buttons that let you toggle ultra high and ultra low next to the gain. With active bass the low isnt as noticeable as the high. But that's just the bass. (don't need ultralow with active by the way). Ultra high is super crisp sounding. Guitar-like. Then you got the 3 standard tone knobs, bass, mid and treble. They do what they're supposed to. Then there is the master volume (BE CAREFUL!! LOUD!!) and a frequency knob which gives tons of control. On top of that, there is a set of precision equalizer sliders that, when kicked in, add a considerable boost to the overall sound. With the valve drive knob you can shape the sound from warm and fuzzy to cold and snappy. And anything in between. The -15db and bright clip buttons are nice to have as well. And finally the mute button. This is the 1st rig I ever owned that has one and I LOVE IT! I almost forgot the included foot pedal. It has Mute and EQ stomp toggles that let you mute so you can switch basses, as well as turn on or turn off the precision EQ. You can see the tubes through a cutout grille in the top and it has a fan that's quieter than a computer's. Very Nice. I can't say enough good things about this. One thing: you kind of need to get a 2 space rack for this, at the least, if you plan on any travel. It's too nice of an amp not to.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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