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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 valvesā€¯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
  • An incredibly durable footswitch allows you to select channels and engage the reverb
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BugeraV22 22W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.7

(based on 52 reviews)

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  • 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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(49 of 52 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unbelievable deal

By J-Bob

from Portland OR

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

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

(27 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Tube Amp Tone

By Drake

from Atl, GA

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

Just a great amp. Especially for the money. The cleans are nice and jangly, and the gain is pretty gritty, yet can quiet down for a soft blues overdrive. I don't suggest playing with this thing at a HUGE gig, unless mic'd, because with master volume up around 8 to 10, the tube breakup just sounds dirty and trashy. But, I play in a youth band at my church, and its perfect for 200 or less audience sizes :) and you can always mic it! I really love this amp. Amazing tone for the price. (Way more versatile then blues junior if you ask me ;) )

(27 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Really good stage amp

By Dave

from Mobile AL

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

I'm a lifelong musician/guitarist that does live sound engineering for a living. My favorite local acts' lead guitarist had been having issues with his rig/s, he was swapping between a silverface Deluxe and a rack rig that was a bit much for the venues. I couldn't get him to let me work on the Fender (it's in need of caps/tubes/bias/cleaning)or the rack rig (he's a little possesive) but he showed up at the last show with a new V22 that he bought that afternoon. He uses a far number of pedals (he also cleaned that up with a board and new cables, filtered power, mucho better)and although he only used the clean channel/pedal combo, it was pretty amazing. These have a really good clean tonality, very fender with a bit of vox edge to it (EL84's, gotta love that). Put thru the FOH it sounded huge, full, nice definition. With a push from any OD pedal it stayed focused and didn't go into the brittle/noisey zone at all. Wish I could have heard the crunch channel. It was mic'd with an SM57, mid-cone, flat EQ, no outboard anything. Just a great sounding little amp.

(22 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great sounding AMP - and for the money it's amazing.

By IanoT

from Seattle, WA

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

I picked up my Bugera V22 yesterday, trading up from a VOX AD15VT. I was looking for an amp with a smoother tone (on clean) while providing a tube overdriven sound (on gain). Delighted with my purchase, my American Strat and Washbourne HB-35 have never sounded so good. I'm fronting it with a DigiTech RP500 modeling pedal and have basically bypassed all the amp modeling features and am now using it purely for the effects as I don't want to interfere with the great tone of the Bugera. I spent about 3 hours playing through a Fender Super Champ, a VOX AC4TV, a Peavey Valve King and a Fender Hot Rod before deciding on the Bugera. I plain just prefered the sound and for the money it's unbeatable.

(20 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bugera 22V

By Christo

from LaGrange , Il

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

Bought it for the looks, kept it for the sound. I wasn't looking for a combo...but after 15 min in the sound room, I had them loading one in my truck. I found my glassy Strat sound with just a little break up when I start diggin' in. That's on the clean channel! Gibson SG on the gain channel, and this thing really growles......I usually run on 12 Watt setting, run master volume on 1, gobbs of volumne if you want it. ( It's always to have too much. Keep in mind it may not be big enough when your playing the Stadium, but how often does that happen?) The reverb is about the best I have heard, lots of linear control all the way around the dial. I have acheved studio quality sounds, clean and crunch using just a little compression in the effects loop. This amp has actually taught me how to get better sounds out of my other amps. Coolest set up yet using a split cable, one side to my other tube amp clean with compression, the other side to this Bugera gain channel on "5" Sound = "Radical"! I'm really happy with this amp. At the least, give it a good test drive with your whip.

(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth Every Dollar and MORE!

By patdeezel

from Austin, TX

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

I was originally looking at a Vox AC-30 Custom Classic, but after hearing that they are nothing like the original British made ones, I decided to look at other amps. I then came across a youtube video of this amp vs a AC15 and was amazed by the sound the Bugera V22 produced. IMHO it blew the AC15 out of the water in both the clean and dirty channel. I then went to guitar center and tried it out and fell in love. This amp is definitely the best deal you can get. It produces amazing tone and a great British overdrive sound. With also a clean channel, a dirty channel, and a boost button, effects pedals are definitely not needed, but they still sound good with them. Not too sure on it's reliability though since I just got it, but I have heard that these newer Bugeras are built much better than the old ones. Ony time will tell. In the mean time, deifnitely get this amp for those of you looking for that vintage British tone for an amazingly low price! Tube amps that cost this low are unheard of!

(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic amp

By Nick

from Murrieta, CA

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

I spent a few months, yes months, researching different choices in tube amps and after narrowing down my choices based on wattage, features, price and sound this amp is the best. I originally wanted a Fender deville and nothing else but there are really a lot of options out there. This amp fits my needs perfectly. Its louder than I need, the two channels help a lot and the power option of triode and pentode increase versatility. above all this amp sounds great. it was either this or peavey valveking.

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Bugera V22

By Anthony

from Jacksonville, Tx

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

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!

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bugera V22

By Gary

from IN

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

I've had this amp for about 3 months and I'm extremely happy. I was planning to buy a Hot Rod Deluxe when I went GC. I came out with this amp. It's full featured with a bypass switch, pentode/triode mode for home or jamming with a drummer, included footswitch. It has great tone. I would highly recommend it.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bugera V22 1X12

By John

from Frankfort, KY

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

I just purchased this amp a week ago and I am very impressed. The range of tones you can obtain from this amp is simply amazing for the price. every knob provides a perceptible difference throughout the dial. I was able to achieve a great range of effects very easily, and every one was very acceptable. I have read about the concerns others expressed about Behringer quality, and unfortunately, I was struck with that problem. There was a short that caused the amp to suddenly cut out and back in. I returned the amp to GC and they took care of me very well, but they did not have any more in stock. But as a testimony to how impressed I was with the sounds of this amp, I just ordered one from the GC website. I just have to have this amp.

(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I cant return this thing

By Adam

from delray beach, florida

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

i sold a mesa rectoverb stack, and a classic 30. i tried a vox pedal through a pa. i was trying to save my back. after i realized that it just didnt sound as good as a real tube amp i went on the hunt again for a good sounding and inexpensive amp. i play mostly acoustic and buying another mesa is not smart nor practical and i did not like the fact that peavey had neglected the standby switch. i found and purchased a bugera v22 and it had a massive tube rattle so i returned it and ordered one online. the one in the store where i returned it also had a bad rattle. i crossed my fingers this would not happen again. and it has not. i considered returning it because the object was to save my back. i considered a seymour duncand twin tube pedal i saw used. i read and listened to reviews and it sounds great. as i was getting ready to go return the bugera, i had to play it one more time. and now i just cant return it. it sounds way too good. i cannot believe for this price someone is making a tube amp that looks and sounds this good. (when it doesn't rattle). the cleans shine and the gain goes from vintage to modern sounds. it is just simply awesome. and i am one of the most picky shoppers on the planet. i play music for a living and know good sound. so take your time to get one without a tube rattle problem and you will be happy you did. and for those of you wondering about 22w...it is tube power, which means its loud. i cant turn it up more than half way or i will go deaf. get it...it is more than worth every penny....actually a lot more (because its not that expensive). hands down the best amp in its price class and many more classes above it.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good Try

By Dave Gray

from Newport News,Va.

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

This thing has issues..When it heated up it started changing channels on it's own.Didn't matter what channel you were in.Also had the crackle the would show up from time to time but once it started the channel issue the crackle was least of the worries...I really was upset because the tone this little guy had was REALLY nice.Cleans were just that smooth and very strong..Overrive was was actually very nice and easy to pull a number of different style from..Looks great,did'nt seem to be a cheapy..Got on line how ever and found a number of people having very similar issues..it's ashame I really liked this one..check out other reveiws on various sites before you dop the cash.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What is so bad about this thing?

By Thomas

from Chillicothe, OH

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

(Ironic that this produc has 22 reviews (before mine that is)) So its been getting verrry mixed reviews this amp. Personally, I think its great. I haven't played through alot of amps, so I couldn't compare it to alot of different tones. I guess, having alot of head room and having a good blackface tone if sort of fenderish. I can say that the bright imputs and the boost switch makes sound like a vox sort of. Plus cranking the clean volume can give some country twang. The dirt channel is interesting, is sort of "more than old school" tube dirt. Very cool but I wouldn't use it that much myself. It come with a foot switch too! Saves me some money on a reverb pedal. So far i haven't found a pedal that this amp does not like. YAY! I havn't used the effects loop yet though so you're on your own. The only complaint I have is the reverb cutting out every now and then. Idk why it does it (tube amp=tube driven reverb) but if you use it for too long or too much of it, like say 10, it can stop working. Honestly, you can't go wrong with getting this amp. Well worth the money I payed.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Impressed

By kinilaw

from Galloway, NJ

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

This is the tone I've been looking for and definitely user friendly. I find it very easy to dial the sound needed for my style. Switching from clean to distortion is a tap away with the included pedal and one channel does not overwhelm the other.Very responsive and dynamic. The reverve is sweet. The looks is superb. Bugera will sell a lot of these. This is something to consider. Hear to belive.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Blues/Rock amp to get..

By StratBlues

from Spokane, WA

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

Finally got a chance to play a V22 at a local guitar shop. And WOW!!!! Cleans were crystal.. but the overdrive was amazing. Very easy to dial up a fender'ish bluesy break up with the V22. Did some A/B between a strat and an epi LP.. This amp sounds so much better with single coils. Tone controls are responsive. There are 4 controls for volume plus a boost. Took a little time to adjust the volume to taste. Very robust tone from this thing. The only mild dislike is the reverb. Dont get me wrong its not bad, but you can hear the difference when using an amp with true spring reverb. Overall, its a great value for a nice sounding tube amp... Its on the list to buy for sure..

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

IF YOU DON'T BUY THIS YOU ARE CRAZY!

By Nick Burkel

from Sayville, NY

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

This is my first tube amp and i was playing through a 15 watt Marshall solid state, it sounded okay but i needed something a little louder. First of all i have the volumes and gain on 10 and when the master volume is on 3 my ears are bleeding! This amp is so powerful and packs a lot of punch. You can get so many tones from warm cleans to zeppelin and even some metal with no pedals! I play with my Epiphone Les Paul Custom and does this amp really compliment the sound. I dont like the sound with a stratocaster however, but i dont own one so it dosent bother me. Before i bought this amp i was really a Marshall user. But to tell you the truth i am never buying anything other than a Bugera. I am going to get a 4x12 cabinet and hook this amp up to it. This sounds amazing. For the price this amp compares to any amp over 1000$ easy!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
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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    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Amp

    By Terry

    from Crystal Lake, IL

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

    This is a great little amp. Especially like all the features and it has great sound. And a great price.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Sound!

    By JC-8a

    from San Antonio, TX

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

    Bought this amp for my son as birthday present and has not been any happier. He Loves the sweet clean sounds and has not played his other amp since. I wasn't sure about Behringer products but so far so good...I would highly recommend this product!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Does'nt Dissapoint

    By Bob McPherson

    from Plymouth, Indiana

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

    I bought a Bugera V22 yesterday at GC of Mishawaka In. and when I got home and turned it on I was amazed at the tonal qualities this little amp has. I have owned Vox and now own a Fender Blues Deluxe and I must say that this amp holds up to my more powerfull Fender. When playing my Gretch or the Les Paul thru this amp the tone and quality are amazing. Can't wait to run this amp with the Tonelab ST hooked up. This amp is well worth the bucks and is light enough to take with you wherever you roam.

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