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Bugera Vintage V22HD 22W Tube Guitar Amp Head  

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Building on Bugera's original Vintage V22, which has become a modern classic and inspired combo amp design, the impressive and hand-built 22-Watt, 2-Channel Vintage V22HD amplifier head exudes vintage... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Building on Bugera's original Vintage V22, which has become a modern classic and inspired combo amp design, the impressive and hand-built 22-Watt, 2-Channel Vintage V22HD amplifier head exudes vintage tone and style, plus possesses modern features that will launch your sound into the sonic stratosphere. Loaded with three 12AX7 preamp and two EL84 power tubes, this incredible boutique-style powerhouse gives you the flexibility of two independent channels and selectable reverb, both switchable via the included heavy-duty footswitch.

Classic All-Tube Design
The Vintage V22HD features true Class-A technology with a 3 x 12AX7 front-end and 2 x EL84 tube power stage. A masterfully crafted all-tube amplifier head, the V22HD provides sweetly-balanced harmonics and natural tube compression, resulting in the warm distortion and break-up youve come to appreciate from those treasured vintage amplifiers of yesteryear.

The hand-selected 12AX7 preamp tubes in Vintage V22HD classic ˜60s-era preamp provide everything from sweetly-purring blues to mind-blowing crunch. Often employed in British-style amplifiers, the EL84 output tube is known for its crisp and chiming tonal quality when pushed to the max, and the V22HD harnesses every ounce of that power to awesome effect.

High-Definition Reverb
Adding to its impressive list of tone-shaping options, the VINTAGE V22HD?s high-definition Reverb puts the perfect finishing touch to your signature sound. Adjustable via the dedicated control on the front panel, you can finally achieve any sound you desire “ from a subtle touch to the cavernous, natural-sounding reverberation of a large arena.

Own the Tone
The VINTAGE V22HDs amazing tone-palette begins with its footswitchable, 2-channel (Clean and Lead) preamp. Tone-sculpting options abound, including an onboard 3-band Vintage EQ section (Bass, Mid, Treble) with Presence control. Normal and Bright inputs provide superb matching to your instruments tonal characteristics.

Expandable
The output impedance selector allows you to match any 4, 8 or 16-ohm speaker setup, such as their 112TS and 212TS cabinets. Plus, thanks to the V22HD's Mode switch, which selects between Triode and Pentode operation, you can instantly jump from sweet and warm “ to massively raucous high gain edge.

Footswitch Included
You have all the tools you need, right out of the box. Bugera includes a heavy-duty footswitch for channel and reverb selection to give you easy and convenient control of your tone, right from your pedal board “ allowing your focus to remain on your performance.

Made to Last
Long life and impressive durability are ensured, thanks to the high-quality components and exceptionally-rugged construction found throughout. Designed and engineered by Bugera Germany, it's covered by their 3-year limited warranty program.

Features
  • Power: 22W (tube)
  • Tubes: three 12AX7 (preamp); two EL84 (power amp)
  • Two channels
  • Two inputs: normal; bright
  • Controls: 3-band EQ, presence, master, gain, volume, reverb, triode/pentode Amazing Mode switch
  • Built-in reverb
  • Impedance: 4, 8, 16 ohms
  • Infinium Tube Life Multiplier, which extends the life of power-amp tubes up to 20 times
  • Footswitch included
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BugeraVintage V22HD 22W Tube Guitar Amp Head
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Warm / comfy (5)
  • Excellent sound (4)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (4)
  • Performances (4)
  • Amateur recording (3)
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4.0

Worth every penny

By Jim

from Central Illinois

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Bugera Vintage V22HD 22W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    I bought this amp after reading several reviews, thinking I would just give it a try iI ran it through a small Marshall cab with 2-65 watt cream backs and 2-70 watt V types.
    At first I was not impressed, but after the tubes started burning in it completely changed. I love it.
    I own a Marshall JVM 210 that I run through a 1960 Vintage and a DSL100 through a 1960 A
    I swapped out this little head on each cab and my friend and I jammed with each head and the sound was as close to a Marshall as I have heard, If you get this and let the tubes cook in you might be surprised, I was. Remember opinions are like _ well you know the rest

     
    5.0

    Get a great EL84 tube amp "cheap"

    By Kevin

    from Cincinnati

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Bugera Vintage V22HD 22W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      I'm a 34-year guitar hobbyist and have owned a Fender Twin Reverb, Blues Junior NOS, Blues Deluxe and Bugera T-50 tube amps. It was my overwhelming delight with the T-50 that got me curious about their V22 once I decided I needed to get that EL84 chime back into my house. I'm using it with a Fender 112 cab I upgraded to a Jensen C12K. I'm very happy. Great tones from my Strat's hot noiseless single coils and Les Paul's T-Top humbuckers. Sounds great clean and overdriven. Love the footswitchable channels and the solid digital reverb. I like it so much, I'm planning to get a custom Celestion Alnico Gold 212 cabinet so she doesn't have to share with the Blues Deluxe. This is a very reasonable price if you're looking to enter the tube amp arena. Hope this helps.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice amp

      By Philip

      from undisclosed

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Bugera Vintage V22HD 22W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

        I have had this V22 Head for a month now.
        Strat or Gibson. This makes them all sparkle. (I plugged in the G-Kids Old electric Harmony and tried it also.
        This amp will stand up to any other on the market.
        Overdrive is powerful. This tank loves pedals too.
        I have had 3 different cabinets plugged in at various times, making it even more versatile.
        Side by side with other brand tube amps in the room, this Bugera holds its own.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Not whats expected...

        By Martind28

        from Simsbury Ct

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        Pros

        • Good Warmth
        • Portable

        Cons

        • Limited Functions
        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Bugera Vintage V22HD 22W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

        Great early break up and superior overdrive tones. Has no clean tone whatsoever, Strat, Tele-forget it. LesPaul and crank it up..great!

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        What a great amp

        By Woody

        from Melissa Texas

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        Pros

        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Bugera Vintage V22HD 22W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

          This is the amp for playing jazz to blues and classic rock music. The gain channel is muddy and not as articulate as I would like but I do not play on that channel so it was not a decision breaker for me. I use this a my practice head on a Mesa boogie 1x12 cabinet.

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