Bugera V22 1x12" Tube Guitar Combo Amp

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The BUGERA V22 is a stunning 1x12 combo that not only exudes that unbelievable sound, but also possesses modern flourishes. Sam Ash Direct has the guaranteed lowest price and fast free, shipping.

A lot has changed since the 1960s, but the guitar tones created in those pre-moon landing days still stand among the greatest. The BUGERA V22 Boutique-Style 22-Watt Vintage 2-Channel Valve Combo with Reverb is a stunning 1x12 combo that not only exudes that unbelievable sound, but also possesses modern flourishes capable of taking it to any corner of the musical landscape.

Perfect for practice, home recording or small club gigs, this loud lad channels its mojo from two EL84 power valves. These give it the bratty, breakup-prone power amp compression (especially in triode mode – more on that later!) its 6L6GC-equipped siblings can only achieve at high volumes.

Voracious Vintage

The sound of the V22 begins with a two-channel (Clean and Lead) preamp. Plug into either the Bright or Normal inputs, then adjust the three-band EQ (Bass, Mid, Treble) and Presence control to create a sound all your own. Its three 12AX7 preamp tubes provide a vast feast of fuzz. Take your tone anywhere from dignified blues to garage-leveling madness. 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’s Impedence switch makes it compatible with 4, 8 or 16 ohms, making it compatible 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 sound great, but they’re delicate and expensive to repair. This modern touch 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 allowing you 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 V22 can complement your craft with the gold-standard tones of the past—today!

Old Soul, New Tricks - The V22 gives you everything that antique amps deliver—without the bloated price tags. Don’t be fooled, though; this amp packs a special feature that makes it so 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 two species: those with triode (having three active electrodes) power valves and those with pentode (containing five active electrodes) power valves. 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 V22 is built for power pentode tubes, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a singular pentode personality. This amp includes a Mode switch, allowing 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?

Features:

•  22 Watts, 4 Ohms
•  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

Get your Bugera V22 2-Channel Guitar Combo Amp with Reverb today from Sam Ash Direct and enjoy the confidence that comes from fast, free shipping, the guaranteed lowest price and our 45/60-day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Guitar Combo Amp
  • Footswitch
  • Power Cable
  • Manual
Model V22

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BugeraV22 1x12" Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.7

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (12)
  • Portable (10)
  • Warm / comfy (10)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Good power output (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (7)
    • Performances (7)
    • Amateur recording (6)
    • Professional recording (4)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
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    5.0

    Great sound at a great price

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    from Connecticut

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound

    Cons

    • heavy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Bugera V22 1x12" Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      I really couldn't be happier with this purchase. I wanted a tube amp that wouldn't break the bank, and this totally delivers.

      I traded up from a solid-state, modeling amp. On the old amp, I would spend half of my practice time just trying to find the perfect tone. With the Bugera, it's pretty much plug and play. Rich cleans and just enough crunch on the dirty channel.

      Minor con would be the weight - it's not the easiest to lug up and down the stairs, but maybe that just comes with the territory.

       
      4.0

      Incredible Rich Tone - Great Price

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      from Tampa FL

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Bugera V22 1x12" Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

        I was looking to replace a solid state amp with tube amp and wanted a versatile amp without breaking the bank. I had read mixed reviews about the Bugera V22 but decided to go in a give it a try. I walked out with the amp that day. The stock tubes and speaker sound fantastic and the reverb is amazing. The only short coming to me is that the gain sounds a little flat. I use a Boss Blues Driver pedal which I prefer to the built in gain.

        Great amp for a fraction of the price of its competitors!

         
        5.0

        Don't judge a book by its cover!

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        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Bugera V22 1x12" Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          I can't say anything bad about this amp. I use this workhorse for every aspect of my playing, from practice to performance. You must experience the clean warm tone.

           
          5.0

          Don't judge a book by its cover!

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          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Bugera V22 1x12" Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          I can't find anything negative to say about this amp. I use this workhorse for every aspect of my performances, from practice to full on rock. Everyone should experience the clean warm tone.

           
          4.0

          Great Sounds - Bad Electronics

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          from Geneva,Fl

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Bugera V22 1x12" Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

              I use this for home jam, and at my church, I have been in 5 bands and been playing guitar for over 22 yrs. I have also ran lights at professional gigs, i.e. Molly Hatchet, Saigon Kick, David Lee Roth, and sound engineer for a couple of local bands, so I am not a noob and have some experience. That being said, this amp will rock, especially for it's size, put a mic in front of it and your good to go for live gigs, the triode - pentode switch in back is a great feature and really opens this little amp to a lot of sounds and style,the clean channel is warm and smooth with either single coil or humbucker, but humbuckers(neck) are really warm and fluid. The reverb on mine only works half of the time, and when it goes out you have to turn the amp off to make it work again. This is the second one of these I have had, the first one had a loose tube or something in it and when I turned it up it would squeal uncontrollably. I did get a replacement with the first one at the local Sam Ash store but I think it has been to long for me to replace another because of the reverb, not a big deal anyways since I use a RP500 for effects anyways. If not for the reverb issue I would have given 5 stars for sure.

               
              4.0

              Very, very happy

              By 

              from Orlando, FL

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Any size gig when mic'd
                • Practice Amp
                • Small to Medium Gigs

                Comments about Bugera V22 1x12" Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                Great sound out of this thing. Perhaps a little thin sounding at first but as the tubes have broken in the sound is just fantastic. I generally play a Tele with Fat Pat humbuckers with a coil tap switch. Both the HB and single coil sounds are as good as any other amp that I have heard or played. The clean channel is loud and clear and the dirty channel sounds very much like any number of 1970's tube amps. I just love it. I usually plug straight into the amp (Black Crowes, Rolling Stones, Led Zep, Aerosmith type sounds) but if you prefer really super distorted guitar sounds then you will need a stomp box or a different amp.When I first bought the amp, the reverb was intermittent (very annoying) [...] The new one is perfect.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Sounds amazing, and looks amazing

                By 

                from Miami, Fl

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                • heavy

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Bugera V22 1x12" Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                I bought his amp several months ago to replace my old fender. I needed something that I could carry everywhere, and a friend of mine that is an expert in guitars showed me this. I like how it looks. It looks very vintage, but also sounds very vintage. The sound its similar to a Vibrolux from the 60's. It has a very clear tone, and the tubes start heating up and distorting pretty fast which is amazing. I follow the rule of getting small amps cranked all the way up. I guess it is the only way you can really appreciate the sound of an amp when you're playing live.
                Also It comes with the trioid and pentoid modes, which are amazing. You'll get the same consistency of the sound, but you can have it just running 12 watts of pure tube power.

                Bottom line is... if you are looking for something with great sound, you should try this one. If you are a heavy metal, power metal, or any kind of hard rock... this is not the right amp for you.

                 
                4.0

                Nice tube combo

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                from Elizabethton TN

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                Pros

                • Excellent Sound
                • Good Warmth
                • Portable
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Footswitch poor

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Small gigs

                Comments about Bugera V22 1x12" Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                This is a sweet amp with a few flaws. Pros: very versatile, if you take the time to experiment with the controls. 4/8/16 ohm switch. nice right from the box sound. nice clean, decent headroom on clean, nice gain channel, can go to just short of metal. Effects loop, triode/pentode switch, 2 channels, boost switch. Play blues, rock, and some drop tune through it. Good for small gigs (bars) without miking. Very nice looking amp. You knew they were coming, now the Cons: I[...]. I had a tube go microphonic after only a short time playing. Found tube that was against the side of the hole it was in and not centered. Possible cause, maybe. Make sure you center your tubes before using. In drop tune, it wouldn't quite get down there, so I replaced the speaker with a celestion 4 ohm g12t100. Handles drop tunings no problem now and sounds way better. A fuller sound and a touch louder than stock. (running it in 4 ohms may have something to do with that also.) If you plan to modify this amp, start there before you re-tube the thing. I went ahead and replaced all the tubes with sovteks before I replaced the speaker, with very little difference in tone. Save your money. Note, no instructions on biasing in manual. Had to take it in for that. The footswitch was defective out of the box. Channels and reverb changed randomly. Works fine without the footswitch. Still I kept mine as I dont rely on the footswitch, but still would be nice if it worked. For the money, you bet.

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                CLEAN OUT OF SIGHT DIRTY CUTIE.

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                from HICKSVILLE NEW YORK 11801

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about Bugera V22 1x12" Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                  VERY WORTH WHILE PIECE OF EQUIPMENT.THE TONE IS REMARKABLE .

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best Deal on Earth

                  By 

                  from Poplar Bluff, MO

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                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • 5 STAR Clean Channel
                  • Best Value Possible
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Good Warmth
                  • Gorgeous Cosmetics

                  Cons

                  • A bit heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Best PracticeJam Amp
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Bugera V22 1x12" Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                  Hello,
                  I just purchased this amp and I'll give my opinions on it and my background to help you make a more informed decision. This amp is tied in my eyes for my favorite amp I've ever had. It's a 3 way tie between my Carvin V3 head with matching V3 cab (vintage 30s), a Carvin Bel-Air and this V22. I really didn't think there was a better value out there than Carvin for amps, but this Bugera def. takes the cake. I also have a Carvin CS4S, it's my only guitar at the moment. It makes my coil split humbuckers in my mahogany body and neck guitar (maple top/ebony fretboard) sound better than 98 percent of strats out there. This is one of those pieces of gear that will have you playing more than you did before because of the joy of playing it. This is obviously a good thing. It's sound is a little bit different than I had anticipated based on the 20 or so videos I watched on you tube. The clean channel is unbelievable. The gain channel is great too. Great clarity even with the gain cranked the way only tube amps can do and the way that vintage style tube amps do better. I like modern rock (Yellowcard, Thice, Bayside etc.) This amp is perfect as long as you've got guitar with hot pickups. This amp will do everything but metal and that's not because of a lack of gain (it has plenty) it's because of the characteristics of the gain... It's completely organic in sound quality. It has that tube rectifier sound to me as far as the gain channel goes. Too describe it in a word it's a "loose" type of gain. It beats the bel-air I had in some ways. The bel-air was a more "authentic" vintage amp, but this amp is just as good in it's own way. It's a great amp in it's own right. It's widely agreed that the Bugera line are all modeled after other well known amps, this one I've gathered, being linked with a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. I would take this over a hot rod deluxe anyday. It's not a perfect replica of any amp (thankfully) and it's unbelievable as an original amp. I can promise if you come across this amp you will not be disappointed. Only thing is it's kinda sizey and kinda heavy. Not the most movable amp but then again what all tube 12 inch combo is movable? It pushes my 4x12 with vintage 30s amazingly. It's such great quality I would def. purchase a V5 if I were looking for something to move around alot. Matter of fact, I see myself purchasing other Bugera amps in the future. The undisputable truth and fact is this amp is great. Any who disagree are either ignorant to what a good amp is/sounds like or for some odd reason are one of those people who for some reason are really upset that you can get an amp of this caliber for this price. Probably because they paid more for something that's not as good and definitely because they are wrongfully biased towards something else. Hope this helps someone.

                  Later,
                  Anthony

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