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Bugera BC15 15W 1x8 Vintage Tube Guitar Combo Amp Cream

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The 15W Bugera BC15 Vintage guitar amp says "retro" better than almost any other combo amp out there. From its vintage styling-which harkens back to the golden age of tube design-to its dual-channel, ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The 15W Bugera BC15 Vintage guitar amp says "retro" better than almost any other combo amp out there. From its vintage styling-which harkens back to the golden age of tube design-to its dual-channel, 12AX7-fueled preamp, this little 1x8 time machine instantly transports your tone to the land of bliss.

Add a master Volume control and 2-band EQ with mid SHIFT switch, and a solid 15W RMS at your disposal, and the BC15 amp is ideal for rehearsal, home or professional recording studios, and even for small gigs. For more demanding performances, just stick a mic in front of the vintage tuned 8" Bugera speaker and give 'em a taste of real-tube tone.

Just like Bugera's high-powered flagship amps, the Bugera BC15 is all about guitar tone. There's a hand-selected 12AX7 tube inside the BC15, giving this little brute its bite. But the Bugera BC15 isn't just a one-trick pony. Selecting the Gain button activates the Bugera amp's Lead/Distortion channel, launching you into sweet tube-soaked overdrive. EQ duties are handled by Bass and Treble controls which-when used in conjunction with the midrange shift button-provide tons of tone-sculpting options.

Even though the Bugera BC15 has vintage styling reminiscent of amplifiers from the '50s and '60s, the little combo also boasts some very modern extras. A 1/4" TRS jack provides a connection for external playback devices, such as a CD player, tape deck, iPod, and others, allowing you to jam with your favorite songs. If it's late and the urge to play suddenly strikes, just plug some headphones into your BC15 and you won't have to worry about waking the kids or bothering the neighbors. You won't find features like these on your granddad's amp!

All this tone and functionality comes in an extremely portable, lightweight package-and because it's built like a tank, the Bugera BC15 amplifier takes whatever life dishes out, from one gig to the next. Before you spend far too much of your hard-earned cash, you owe it to yourself to give the Bugera BC15 Vintage guitar amp a listen.

Features
  • Extremely versatile guitar amplifier with hand-selected 12AX7 valve
  • Authentic vintage amp design and classic guitar sound
  • Powerful 30-Watt, 8" vintage-tuned guitar speaker
  • 2-channel tube preamp and wide-range gain control for super-fat sounds with all pickup types
  • Dedicated 2-band EQ plus mid-shift button for creative sound shaping
  • CD input allows you to play along to your favorite music
  • Dedicated master level control and powerful headphone output
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BugeraBC15 15W 1x8 Vintage Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.3

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (10)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Excellent sound (7)
  • Good power output (6)
  • Warm / comfy (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (8)
  • Amateur recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Little Beast

I'm surprised nobody has done a review on this. This amp sounds and looks great. This amp has a great tube sound with the 12AX7 preamp and boy is it loud. The clean...Read complete review

I'm surprised nobody has done a review on this. This amp sounds and looks great. This amp has a great tube sound with the 12AX7 preamp and boy is it loud. The clean sound is great and the overdrive with the shift button is excellent for classic rock. For heavy metal, I run this through a Digitech RP255 and I get endless tonal capabilities. I recommend this over any solid state amp.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Tones but....

I really loved the sound of this little amp but I cannot recommend it.Great vintage appearance and tones. Wonderful tube tones and it was perfect in size for practicing in the basement. It...Read complete review

I really loved the sound of this little amp but I cannot recommend it.Great vintage appearance and tones. Wonderful tube tones and it was perfect in size for practicing in the basement. It really excelled in Blues and Jazz tones but when played through my Digitech RP90 it would generate crunching metal tones and great Rockabilly, as well. It and would peel the paint off of the walls when cranked up but caveat emptor when considering this amp. If your looking to gig in a small venue get something else.
I gave a No Opinion because I didn't want to penalize it for being a "Plain Jane." It wasn't designed for someone wanting a wanting a lot of settings. I bought it with the intent of running my Digitech RP90 through it and it was perfect for this kind of set up.
Here is the "but" part in my review title. The amp died after 6 months and my subsequent research on Bugera and their parent company, Behringer revealed that this product lines have reliability issues. I even saw a comment on a blog from a GC employee who stated that Behringer/Bugera is their most returned product. Google "Bugera amp died" and you will find that these products, regardless of model have these issues. The amp appears to be a little tank but internally it has issues.
If this thing didn't have reliability problems I would give it a 5. It's only a little over 100 bucks but what good is the price when it dies after 6 months?

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5.0

BIGGER Amp than I thought in it's Little Package...

By Gary Carl

from Lovelton PA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Bugera BC15 15W 1x8 Vintage Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    This amp was actually smaller than I expected, which was actually a plus...

    It's color is more cream with the corners being more brown than I saw online, which was another plus...

    Just a great sound both on Gain and Clean...I dialed it in to have a slightly overdriven blues/country Gain to match the volume of the clean...

    I then plugged in my Bad Monkey pedal and it really increased the volume and distortion VERY tastefully...

    With either being miked or using headphone jack as a line out, and sending signal through monitors and main, if you love the tone you get from this like I have you so can use this playing out.

    I look forward to recording in the studio with this next month...

     
    4.0

    inspiered looking small amp

    By jc

    from GA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Bugera BC15 15W 1x8 Vintage Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    I have many small amps but this one looks the best and has more power then I would have expected. No effects but this makes a great clean sounding amp best for small or mid size rooms

     
    4.0

    Like it a lot

    By none

    from Encinitas, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Bugera BC15 15W 1x8 Vintage Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      Having fun with it and was very happy with the timeliness of the delivery!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Bugera BC15

      By Bill215

      from Florida

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Bugera BC15 15W 1x8 Vintage Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          The BC15 was received on time and well packaged. It appears to be well constructed and made of quality parts. The sound is very good and the amplifier is much louder than a similar sized 16-watt solid state amp that I own. The sound quality of the amp is also superior to the solid state amp. The other amp that I owned that was tube driven was an Ampeg JR-12 that didn't sound this good (probably due to age and condition), but it makes me want to find another tube combo because of the sweet sound produced. I'll probably look at the Bugera V5 in the future.

           
          5.0

          Great little amp

          By Shegg

          from Philly

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about Bugera BC15 15W 1x8 Vintage Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

            Great sound for a great price.

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Light, Loud, Simple

            By dead poinsettia

            from Saint Paul, MN

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Great For Recording
            • Inexpensive
            • Loud
            • Loud Great For Recording
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Bugera BC15 15W 1x8 Vintage Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

              I purchased the Bugera BC15 for recording. I am quite happy with it. It's loud, simple and has pretty good tone. I have to say that the best sounds I've gotten from this little amp came after I turned the treble and the bass nearly all the way up. I am happy with this amp.

              I recorded the video attached to this review with my Bugera BC15 for fun.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Value

              By theCragStar

              from State College, Pa

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Nice Sound
              • Nice Warmth
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • No Midrange
              • Really Small

              Best Uses

              • Practice
              • Worship Guitar

              Comments about Bugera BC15 15W 1x8 Vintage Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

              Purchased this to hold me over til I get more money together for a nicer amp, not so sure I need a nicer amp now, this is perfect for my needs, nice tone, add a booster overdrive to thicken it up and it's almost right. For the price, it delivers, plenty loud to enjoy practice and the speaker handles distortion nice. Would like a midrange knob to shape the tone, but like I said, for the price it's really nice. If you're concerned that it will sound like a toy, well, it doesn't, it has limitations but we can't all afford to buy expensive tube amps, and you can definitely tell that this is a tube amp.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Sweet Little Amp

              By dead poinsettia

              from Saint Paul, MN

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Warmth
              • Great For Practicing
              • Great For Recording
              • Loud For A Little Amp
              • Portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio

                Comments about Bugera BC15 15W 1x8 Vintage Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                I purchased this for recording and practicing. I wanted tube tone in a small affordable package. I found that the sound was a bit muddy, so I replaced the speaker with a Jensen CR8 and it cleaned it up quite a bit, but even before I did that, I recorded some guitar tracks in my home studio and with a little bit of tweaking they sounded great! Exactly what I've been looking for.

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent value tube amp!

                By Gretschguy

                from Indianapolis

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Good Warmth
                • Portable
                • Powerful

                Cons

                • Limited Functions

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Practice Amp
                • Small Venue Gigs

                Comments about Bugera BC15 15W 1x8 Vintage Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                I received my Bugera 15W 1x8 "vintage valve" amp this afternoon. Plugged in, warmed it up, and began jamming. Great sounds on clean channel. Kicked on the gain channel and rocked for a couple of hours. Zep, AC/DC, Blackmore, George Harrison, Joe Walsh, and other tones roll right out of this little gem. Little doesn't mean quiet or tinny, however. This 12AX7-powered groovebox rocks hard and loud. I plugged in my Panasonic 'phones into the jack and, while there is some hiss through them, it still produces the same great tones. No hiss or anything through the 8" speaker. I wish there was a Mid eq knob instead of the "shift" button for tweaking the sounds, but you can craft all the sounds you want as it is. Haven't used any of my pedals through it yet, but that's for tomorrow.

                The creamy Tolex is a nice colour, set off by the brown leather handle and matching plastic corner protectors. The grille is, of course, vintage blackface. Behringer, which makes the Bugera amps, makes great value products, as I can attest with this amp and my Behringer Hellbabe Wah pedal.

                I bought this gem in like-new condition which saved me from paying full list price. Great value for sure, and super-fast free shipping. I love dealing with Musician's Friend. Never have had an issue.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Baby Got Clean

                By Harold Penson

                from South Amboy

                Comments about Bugera BC15 15W 1x8 Vintage Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                Which is why I bought it. I'm probably obsessed with clean tone, and after playing for a couple of months with Bugera's V5 I just had to know what they offered for half the price. And that is part of my mission, to keep my perspective of the price point of this amp. There are a few others at this price point but none in my experience have targeted clean tone as an important marketing feature. So I plugged my Tele in and was not disappointed. While it does not have the depth and warmth of my V5 it does a very respectable job and does so for half the price. And while its not likely to replace my V5 or Vyper it will get plenty of play time in my living room. And this amp does have a nice feature set as well as the ability to growl-at lower volumes. What more can be reasonably expected from a $100 tube amp? Now I've compared this amp to its more expensive and more capable cousin too many times already. My conclusion is this amp is great value and it shouldn't surprise anyone if there are more Bugera reviews posted by this user.

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