Bugera V22 22W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Black 886830343186

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The stunning Bugera V22 1x12 Tube Combo Amp not only exudes unbelievable sound, but this 22W amplifier also possesses modern flourishes capable of taking it to any corner of the musical landscape. Perfect for practice, home recording, or small club gigs, the Bugera V22 is a loud lad that channels its mojo from 2 EL84 power tubes. These give it the bratty, breakup-prone power amp compression-especially in the its triode mode-its 6L6GC-equipped siblings can only achieve at high volumes.

The Bugera V22 gives you everything that antique amps deliver-without the bloated price tags. Don't be fooled, though; the V22 tube amp packs a special feature that makes it much more than a tribute to the early days of guitar amplification. To explain, we must take a quick step back in time . . .

Before greasy juvenile delinquents hijacked the blues, guitar amps generally came in 2 species: those with triode (having 3 active electrodes) power valves and those with pentode (containing 5 active electrodes) power tubes. Triode valves, which came before pentodes, provide what a lot of guitarists describe as a "gentler" tone. Pentodes, on the other hand, are decidedly more "in-your-face." The Bugera V22 combo is built for power pentode tubes, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for a singular pentode personality. This Bugera amp includes a Mode switch for you to operate the power section as if it had triode tubes-at roughly 40 percent less power. So what'll it be today-old-school or oldest-school?

The sound of the Bugera V22 tube combo begins with a 2-channel (Clean and Lead) preamp. Plug into either the Bright or Normal inputs, then adjust the 3-band EQ (Bass, Mid, Treble) and Presence control to create a sound all your own. Its 3 12AX7 preamp tubes provide the V22 amp with a feast of fuzz. The dual EL84 valves in the power stage propel its terse cockney tone through a Bugera 12" speaker.

If you need to feed more speakers, the V22 amp's Impedance switch adjusts it to 4, 8 or 16 Ohms-which gives it compatibility with just about any speaker cabinet you can find. You also get reverb, but for utmost durability and sound, this classic effect is derived from a professional quality digital processor. The spring reverb found in antique amps sounded great, but they're delicate and expensive to repair. This modern touch on the V22 gives you a vintage sounding reverb sound that's every bit as beautiful, but a million times less breakable. And if all these features weren't enough, you also get an incredibly durable footswitch to select channels and engage the reverb without stopping mid-show.

Whether you're making a record, practicing, or paying your dues on the dive bar circuit, the Bugera V22 Tube Combo Amp complements your guitar-craft with the gold-standard tones of the past-today!

Features
  • Hand-built 22W guitar combo, driven by 2 x EL84 valves
  • Way cool vintage look and feel
  • Original heavy-duty 12" Bugera guitar speaker for true vintage sound
  • Authentic 2-channel preamp design from the '60s featuring 3 x 12AX7 valves”everything from purring blues to mind-blowing crunch
  • Integrated high-class reverb with dedicated Reverb control
  • Vintage Equalizer section with dedicated Bass, Mid, Treble and Presence controls
  • Normal and Bright inputs for ultimate sound character to perfectly match your guitar
  • Multi-gain stage Lead channel with Pre, Post gain and Master controls
  • Amazing Mode switch to select between Triode or Pentode operation
  • Impedance connectors (4, 8 and 16 Ohms) to match virtually any external speaker cabinet
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
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BugeraV22 22W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.7

(based on 52 reviews)

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100%

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Pros

  • Excellent sound (3)
  • Portable (3)

Cons

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Unbelievable deal

Picked one of these up last week and have ran it thru its paces. What a nice sounding amp. This is a very british sounding 2 channel rocker. Clean channel is like an...Read complete review

Picked one of these up last week and have ran it thru its paces. What a nice sounding amp. This is a very british sounding 2 channel rocker. Clean channel is like an Vox but with more gain on tap if needed, and the dirty channel picks up from there and gets the amp into Marshall territory. I really like how the two channels interact. The tone controls are shared but they work together to produce two excellent sounds. I gig occasionally and so far in band practice this amp has delivered AC DC,ZZ Top,70's Funk to 80's hard rock. The Pentode Triode switch lowers the power and gives a great tweed vibe. All in all a great package. Highly recommended

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Bugera V22

Bought this amp a little over a month ago and i was really enjoying it until, one night I was in the middle of a lead riff & it started switching back &...Read complete review

Bought this amp a little over a month ago and i was really enjoying it until, one night I was in the middle of a lead riff & it started switching back & forth from the clean/overdrive channel! Luckly, I bought the extended warranty, & Guitar Center took it back with ease. I live about 150 miles from the closest Guitar Center in Dallas(buy all my stuff there/great people)I drove up because they had me a brand new one, in a box, so I exchanged it out. I didnt test it out at the store(I told my wife it was stupid before we left, but we was rushed for time), I just came on back to the house. When I got home, I plugged it in & turned it on. I just looked at the ground when it turned on because there was a buzz then some crackling noise & nothing was even plugged into it! I changed the switch from triode to pentode mode and its not as obvious, but still some crackling noise. I went ahead and plugged into it, thinking maybe when the tubes warmed up it would go away, but it didnt. Besides all that, I really like the amp. I just want to find one that works properly. Moral of the story is, if you like the amp, make sure you buy the extended warranty & test out the one that you are going to leave the store with! Maybe the third one will be the charm for me!

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5.0

Incredible Amp

By GuyThatBoughtAmp

from Richmond, VA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Bugera V22 22W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    I was looking for a lightweight tube amp with enough power to cut through playing with a drummer. Having always been a fan of Fender amps, I was set on getting the Blues Junior, smaller and more manageable than my previous Deville 410.
    The Guitar Center near me had the V22 Infinium in stock so I tried it along with the Blues Junior and Marshall DSL40. I found the V22 to have the clean tones I have come to love from Fender with a great overdrive somewhere between Fender and Marshall. The mid boost and reverb are excellent as well. I have played it with a band and it keeps up without having to be maxed out. I am very pleased with the amp.

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    5.0

    Tube Goodness Low Cost

    By E

    from Dover, DE

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Bugera V22 22W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      This is my first tube amp, so I must admit that I do not have much as a reference point. Yet this amp is AWESOME! I could not believe that I could find an authentic tube amp at this price point! This is not a digital modeling amp, it's the real deal. The gain on the amp is "moderate" but that's okay since I prefer a warm, vintage gain tone anyhow. Plus you can always throw an overdrive in the front and it sounds great (my case is a DOD Overdrive preamp 250 reissue). It sounds great and handles effects well. The effects loop is great at handling modulation and delay effects as well with minimum noise. It does have digital reverb and as long as you keep it at a reasonable level, it sounds decent. The infinium technology works and is pretty cool, especially since I'm new to the world of tube amp maintenance. The pentode/triode switch is awesome too. Unreal value and cool tone.

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      5.0

      Best Tube Amp At This Price Point, If Not More

      By TahoeSage

      from Lake Tahoe, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Bugera V22 22W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

        I just wanted to chime in on this great amp, playing for 52 years I had my fair share of vintage amps. I love this amp for its clean channel, so what if it has dig verb on board, I love it, even if it sits in my studio, it records beautifully! The only thing I added because I'm a bottom end guy, this company makes a compact external speaker cab with the same speaker inside. This gave me everything I could hope for and more. By all means I concure, you can't go wrong with the V22, you just cant. Forget about $1000+ boutique amps, get this one, you will never know the differance in the end game.

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        5.0

        So Surprised

        By Riverpeya

        from Chicago, IL

        Pros

        • Can Use Mix Tubes
        • Has Triode And Pentode
        • Honest Clear Tone
        • Prolongs Tube Life
        • Self Bias Amp
        • Superb Digital Reverb
        • Thick Sounding Distortion

        Cons

        • Looks Can Be Improved

        Best Uses

          Comments about Bugera V22 22W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          I am a gear addict. Have tried most new and vintage gears. Recently i bought a Marshall DSL40C for bar gig and a Bugera V22Watt infinium as practice amp. I ended up using Bugera V22watt amp as my main gig amp. It sounds way better than Marshall to think it is a cheaper brand. Overdrive is thick and cleans up really well. Crystal clear tone. Barely hear hiss/noise on overdrive channel. In conclusion, i learned that expensive doesnt necessarily mean the best. This is the best Amp for the money. I love this amp and is now awaiting a Bugera V55watt which i exchanged the Dsl40C marshall with.

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          5.0

          Behringer come a long way

          By Ruben Rivera

          from East Chicago Indiana

          Comments about Bugera V22 22W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          At first I though it would be like before when people had problems after a week or so. This amp sound great,killer and good 4 all styles but jazz is what I use it for. The stock speaker is great and I added a engater 112 rebel for an extension speaker and made it a mini stack and awesome amp 4 the money and worth the price of a fender twin and mesa boogie to me. It sounds fenderish 2 this is a good and affordable tube amp and recomend it to anyone on a tight budget do not pass this up get it u won't go wrong I didn't

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          An amp that is worth a price of a mesa boogie

          By Ruben Rivera

          from East Chicago Indiana

          Comments about Bugera V22 22W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          I a while back tried this amp when they 1st came out. I had purchased at the time the peavey valve king 112 instead. But I now was looking 4 a back up tube amp and said I will try this one again. I did not have to look no further. This amp sounded fender-ish to me and gave me the jazz bite I have looking 4. Tube amps are a lot warmer than solid state and a bit pricier too. But this amp was at my price range the two salesmen Ed and Pete gave me the best possible price to get me going. I took 2 solid states and traded them for it. They gave me more than I was asking a piece 4 them. They gave me the cash and used it towards this Bugera. they had an $89.00 coupon that took the price down a little more. Since this was a hot seller they found a floor model at another G-C store and it came a few day to my house. I un-boxed it and was surprised it had everything in it the manual foot switch and all. set it up and used my palomino solo jazz ax and wow it sounded great and gave my ax more life and warmth. Yes I recommend to a friend and anyone wanting a good gigging amp this thing is loud like 80 watts solid state and if not mike it or add a cab to it 4 good punch and more volume. get this you would be nuts not to.

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          5.0

          giggable harp amp

          By jacob workman

          from lexington ky

          Comments about Bugera V22 22W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          I bought this amp to play harmonica with. its a sweet deal for a tube. It has a clean sound, and gets just blusey enough for it to be great for harp. use a mad dog shaker and this sounds great. loud enough for a small open MIC style gig. harp players, buy this amp!

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          5.0

          Great sounding amp

          By BRAD KOSOWAN

          from Indianapolis, Indiana

          Comments about Bugera V22 22W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          I'm not a tube aficionado, but I know what I like and I love this amp ! The clean channel sounds crisp and clear, while the "Overdrive" channel has enough bite that I don't need to turn the gain past 6 for a good sound.The EQ section fine tunes the sound while the Boost switch chooses between a Marshall or Fender-ish like sound. I've had no problem keeping up volume wise with other instrument amps and drums. The 12" speaker sounds good and the impedance matching switch allows for hooking the amp up to various speaker cabinets. I haven't had any of the issues that others have mentioned, but I highly recommend getting the 3 year extended warranty option just in case. All in all a good amp for the price with a sweet sound.

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          5.0

          Sweet lil amp

          By brad kosowan

          from Indianapolis, Indiana

          Comments about Bugera V22 22W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          While I'm not a amp head aficionado, I know what I like and this amp I definitely like! The clean channel sounds sweet and clear, while not coloring the sound, unless you use the Boost button for a particular (Fender or Marshall) sound, while the overdrive channel definitely has a bite to it. I set the Gain at 6, channel Volume at 6, and it sounds sweet and has a nice warmth to it that I haven't cranked it all the way other than when I first brought it home. The Tone controls seem to be responsive and colors the tone nicely. While this amp isn't a Marshall or a Fender it has a very reminiscent tonal quality with the Boost switch. So far I haven't had the problems that others have wrote about, which had me considering shelling out big bucks for a big name amp, but I'm quiet happy with it and love the sound that I get thru/with it. If you're looking for a good tube "starter" amp I definitely would recommend this amp and it makes a nice gig amp too. I use it for gigging and it's kept up with other instruments amps just fine (I'd like to try using a 4X12 cabinet with it) with it's 12" speaker. It has an impedance matching switch for using the speaker that comes with it or cabinets if you want, also the Triode/Pentode option makes it a good practice amp where you need the sound without the volume level. If your looking for a "I'm on a Peanut butter and Jelly/R amen "budget, this is the amp for you and definitely get the extended coverage just in case.

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          5.0

          love it

          By Bryan Prescott

          from SBdo,CA.

          Comments about Bugera V22 22W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          It's my baby. Need only it a cord & my guitar.. GET IT and stop thing about it.. Work good..

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