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Bugera V55HD 55-Watt Vintage 2-Channel Valve Amplifier Head with Reverb


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  • Boutique-Style 55-Watt Vintage 2-Channel Valve Amplifier Head with Reverb
  • Authentic 2-channel preamp design from the '60s featuring 3 x 12AX7 valves - everything from purring blues to mind-blowing crunch
  • Vintage Equalizer section with dedicated Bass, Mid, Treble and Presence controls
  • Multi-gain stage Lead channel with Pre Gain, Post Gain and Master controls
  • Heavy-duty footswitch for Channel and Reverb function included
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Product Description

BUGERA V55HD

Boutique-Style 55-Watt Vintage 2-Channel Valve Combo with Reverb

  • Hand-built 55-Watt guitar head driven by 2 x 6L6 valves
  • Way cool vintage look and feel
  • 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 Gain, Post Gain and Master controls
  • Amazing Mode switch to select between Triode or Pentode operation
  • Heavy-duty footswitch for Channel and Reverb function included
  • Impedance switch (4, 8 and 16 Ohms) to match virtually any speaker cabinet
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life

BUGERA captures the stunning sound of the 1960s with the V55, a combo whose modern touches put a wide palette of vintage tones at your fingertips. With a proud pair of 6L6 power valves in the output stage, the V55 bathes your guitar in clean California sunshine.

Its 2-channel preamp takes you everywhere from warm blues to garage-shattering crunch. A heavy-duty footswitch (included) lets you switch between channels remotely. Choose triode mode for an urgent, aggressive tonal edge, or pentode mode for clean and loud sound. A dose of built-in reverb provides the finishing touch. V55's Impedance switch (4, 8 and 16 ohms) makes it compatible with virtually any speaker cabinet. A custom-designed, handmade 12" BUGERA speaker brings this amp's vintage voice home in style.

Also available in a head version, the V55HD is ideally suited for use with the 212V-BK speaker cabinet. Rock on with the way-out sound of yesterday - the BUGERA V55.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 27.2 x 14.3 x 15.1 inches ; 43 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 45.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002GHBZ5E
  • Item model number: V55HD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,833 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 1, 2009

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Chris on April 25, 2010
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I was hesitant to pick up this amp due to the durability complaints about Bugera/Behringer products. Since I don't gig out, I figured I'd test my luck with this as a studio head. I've only had it for a month, so I can't really report in on that front.

The clean channel is very versatile and gets a nice compression at high volume. It sounds great with pedals -- using a TS-9 reissue, it gets that great SRV "Little Wing" solo tone.

The high gain channel is a bit fuzzy at high levels but sounds great around 5-6. Good bite and even harmonics, definitely "usable" distortion. Like any tube head, you really need to crank it to get the best sound.

It includes a footswitch to control the channels/reverb, which is all you need. There's a mid-range boost button on the head as well, but I didn't find the tone (when boosted) very usable.

My only complaints are that the reverb is not as good as an actual spring reverb, but it does the trick. It's a lot lighter than most reverbs, and I found myself turning it up to 5-6 to get what would typically be a 3-4 on a spring reverb unit.

For $350, you basically get a head that produces a ton of versatile tones and goes great with pedals. If that's what you need (as I did), this is your amp. Provided that I don't experience any durability issues, I'm a believer.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Lee Hotard on April 22, 2011
I ordered this amp to be shipped to me because while I liked the combo version, I wanted the head version so I could crank through a cool big cab, and locally there was only the combo version sold. Long story short, the first model I received worked fine for a few sessions, and then had some kind of strange, loud, and unacceptable snow/fuzz going on. Spent the shipping cash to send back, and the second model has operated fine- my fingers are crossed. I've used it out like once or twice, and done a bunch of studio work with it. I am hoping the less-than-perfect chinese circuitry holds up this time.
Overall I think they did a beautiful job of creating an affordable package of tube-tone with juat the right amount of versatility/functionality without making it too complicated. Perfect for someone who just wants a to-the-point tube head. Different options for ohms depending on your cab, and also a switchable power-amp section that can go all-out with all power tubes, or just two. Great option. I really like the broken-up tone on the dirty channel. Really crispyraw and bell-ish, not annoying to the ear.
I will add to the post if any problems occur. Overall I really have enjoyed this amp.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Colton milbrandt on July 30, 2013
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Lets start with the cons:

The built in distortion, to be honest, is terrible. But to me this is not a big deal as the best sound, in my opinion, is derived from a clean sound with a good distortion pedal. I recommend buying an Ibanez Tube Screamer (About $110) to accompany it or if you are trying to get by on the cheap, get Behringer's vintage tube overdrive pedal (a great sounding, yet cheap pedal--$40). This is assuming you aren't going for metal or really distorted sound. If that is the case then you should probably look at another amplifier. This will work for rock and anything softer.

People have also had issue with it being rather large. Once again not a big deal to me at all.

The Pros:

Everything else is wonderful!

Crisp, clean, tube sound. We all want it! And this is how you can get it at a reasonable price.

Loud! Plenty good enough for gigging when paired with the Bugera 212V-BK cabinet (suggested pair).

Includes pedal that switches channels and turns reverb on or off. Very heavy duty, metal pedal.

Switches are sturdy and the amp includes a standby mode (very handy) when enabled allows you to switch guitar cables, mess with your pedals etc... without turning it off.

Very sturdy!!

Cool vintage look.

Mine has been holding up fantastically so far!

PS: You will need to purchase a speaker cable. It will NOT be included when you buy this and a cabinet. I use a "Hosa Cable SKJ205 12 Gauge cable (5 ft)".

I hope you buy one, and enjoy it as much as I do.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Harmacinski on May 26, 2013
This is a quick down and dirty.... the amp is great for vintage tones.. definitely Fender Delux-ish as far as the easily correctable shortcomings... first if you think it sound bad... buy a tung-sol preamp tube (about 15 bux and swap out v1... or go nuts and swap out v1 and v2 (there are 3 tubes but only 2 need to go... these things last almost forever so you wont have to do it again for a very long time... The power tubes are fine... the foot switch is cheaply made and is better left unhooked... but if you do use it and you get a funny noise as described in another review.. take it apart and spray de-ox (electrical parts cleaner) in the micro switches... you have to take the footswith completely apart to do this.. Can not spray the switch from the outside. I've found you can use a distortion pedal with this.. I have a rp1000 that works fine.. and also a digitech distortion station you can even use the muff pII setting and its all good... I give it a 4/5 cuz the foot switch is cheaply made.. and the preamp tubes may need to be replaced.
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