Harmony Central Forums
Announcement Announcement Module
Collapse
No announcement yet.

BUGERA REVIEW OF ALL 8 OF THEIR AMPS

Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse









X
Conversation Detail Module
Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Well, my good buddy ordered the 333XL. Tried to convince me to get one but I need to be convinced of the realiability first. I shall get him to give me a review when it arrives.
    -Will

    Guitars: Suhr Modern, Tom Anderson Drop Top T, Heritage Custom Shop H535 Classic, MANN Les Paul Special (MIJ lawsuit) Ibanez RG7620, Martin 0015M
    Amplification: Bogner Ecstasy 101B/Mesa Boogie Rectifier 2x12 (V30s) Hughes and Kettner TubeMeister 18 combo

    Obligatory Facebook link:
    https://www.facebook.com/KingLoudness

    BUY MY ALBUM HERE:
    http://willhansenguitar.bandcamp.com/

    Comment


    • Well, my good buddy ordered the 333XL. Tried to convince me to get one but I need to be convinced of the realiability first. I shall get him to give me a review when it arrives.


      Also keep in mind JSX's have **************** resale value, and you could a used one for not a helluva lot more than a Bugera clone.
      Court Jester of the Ibanez Wizards
      Mesa/Boogie Mob

      Guitars:

      Ibanez JS2000
      Ibanez RG421 w/ Dimarzio TZ+AN
      Ibanez SC420
      Fender MIM Strat with built-in Roland GK3
      Seagull S6

      Rig:
      '94 Mesa DC-5 combo
      Palmer PDI-09
      L6 Echo Park
      Boss chorus
      Boss SD-1
      AmpKit+ for iPad
      Roland GI-20 MIDI converter

      Comment


      • I thought this was rather amusing.



        Those comments would apply to a good portion of the people on this board.

        Comment


        • This kind of thinking is retarded. Do you honestly think people are upset they got a Mesa, Marshall, Fender, Peavey, etc when it's so clear all of those are far better built than Bugeras are? If a Bugera sounds great, then fine. If you or anyone likes it, then goody.

          But just because each component costs roughly the same but the labor of the big manufacturers send the price to 4x the cost of a Bugera, doesn't mean they're a rip off, or that we're feeling cheated or ripped off because we bought them.

          When the Bugeras came out and I had gotten my JSX a few months earlier, I didn't slap my head and say "Gee, I could have gotten a Bugera"

          When people have actively gigged them for a year and they don't break, I'll give serious consideration to the JSX clone, as I do miss it for some sounds. But until then, no thanks.



          Also keep in mind JSX's have **************** resale value, and you could a used one for not a helluva lot more than a Bugera clone.
          exactly. Another friend of mine may be selling his JSX combo in the summer. What should I pay for it? He's thinking $1000 CDN.
          -Will

          Guitars: Suhr Modern, Tom Anderson Drop Top T, Heritage Custom Shop H535 Classic, MANN Les Paul Special (MIJ lawsuit) Ibanez RG7620, Martin 0015M
          Amplification: Bogner Ecstasy 101B/Mesa Boogie Rectifier 2x12 (V30s) Hughes and Kettner TubeMeister 18 combo

          Obligatory Facebook link:
          https://www.facebook.com/KingLoudness

          BUY MY ALBUM HERE:
          http://willhansenguitar.bandcamp.com/

          Comment


          • My Bugera has stood up to constant gigging for several months now. All I can say is, it sounds good, and I'm having less problems with it than my old Marshall JCM800
            First Act Delgada/ Greco LP Custom/ Partscaster Strat/ Squier Jazzmaster/Kramer Striker>Pitchblack > WH10> Organizer > Fuzz Factory> Tonebender MKII Pro> STUD > Octavio> Whammy IV > V3 Big Muff; Super Hard On > Whetstone> Instant Lo Fi> PS3> Delaylab>AC30My Good Transactions

            Comment


            • If your selling them how come you don't own one?I don't think these amps have been on the market long enough to praise them. Thats why you see touring musicians using the same amps all the time. They have been road tested and known to last. I hope it does work out cause I know when I was a struggling musician that price would have looked pretty attractive.
              www.mpdacrylics.com

              www.bazoogle.com

              Comment


              • 10 gigs in at it's still good for me :P
                But yeh, we will see in a years time, I actually do see it surviving, it's been a really good amp to me so far.
                Mesa Mark IV
                Mesa Recto 4 x 12
                TC Electronics G-Major
                GCX Audio Switcher + GCP
                Line 6 X2 Wireless
                Ibnez TS-7 Tubescreamer
                Behringer Rack Tuner
                Dunlop Rack Wah

                LOT'S Of Jackson guitars

                Comment


                • I was impressed with how much ass the Behringer bass rigs had when I heard them. My point wasnt that they made a terrible sounding product, just that IME, they arent very road worthy, and you wouldnt see many, if any real gigging musicians using that stuff.

                  Not tryinng to put you on the spot, I'm just curious if you load that behringer out to gigs everyweekend? If not, and it stays at home most of the time, i would expect it to last quite a while... the stuff I've seen though just wasnt built to a standard to be loaded in, and out of cars, and bars all the time without something going wrong.

                  two or three times a month i put in my truck and take it for an hours drive .. I dont do gigs with it but i take it with me when praticing at my brothers house ...

                  Comment


                  • Whenever we play a live show I always get comments about how good my 6505 sounds (I own a 6262 halfer hidden behind drop curtain) and how did I manage to get rid of so much "fizz" in it, who did my mods and such. Then I show them all I used was the Bugera with a Maxon OD808 and they look STUNNED.

                    Comment


                    • I was impressed with how much ass the Behringer bass rigs had when I heard them. My point wasnt that they made a terrible sounding product, just that IME, they arent very road worthy, and you wouldnt see many, if any real gigging musicians using that stuff.

                      Not tryinng to put you on the spot, I'm just curious if you load that behringer out to gigs everyweekend? If not, and it stays at home most of the time, i would expect it to last quite a while... the stuff I've seen though just wasnt built to a standard to be loaded in, and out of cars, and bars all the time without something going wrong.


                      That is EXACTLY the problem I have with Behringer gear - put it in the back of a van with a bunch of roadcases, and you'll have a bunch of smaller pieces of Behringer gear...

                      Hell, when I put may Laney VH100R in the back of a van with a complete backline and monitoring for the whole band, I know that the worst thing that can happen is a broken chicken-head. I wouldn't trust a Bugera head that way... not unless I wanted it in two pieces so it's easier to carry.

                      That said - I think they sound perfectly fine. The 333XL was definitely , IMO - just keep the gain below 4 on every channel
                      Gear

                      Comment


                      • I thought this was rather amusing.



                        Those comments would apply to a good portion of the people on this board.



                        That's 2 douchebag blanket backings of Bugera or Be*#$ger out of you in two pages. You don't know a damn thing apparently. VHT shares nothing in common with this crap. Please find the pics linked earlier... your research skills could use the exercise.

                        Nobody can say anything good about the reliability yet. Every amp better damn well not have needed to go to the shop yet. Anything less is unreliable. Just meeting "functional" after a few months doesn't tell a story. Again if you see the pics you will KNOW people are going to break those supposed pots. I say supposed because I haven't seen such flimsy things attached to any of my audio gear. Those will decay in no time under tube amp heat.
                        Splawn Competition
                        Mesa Mark III, Mark IV Rectoverb
                        ENGL Savage 120,
                        VHT CL50 w/EQ
                        Peavey Triple XXX, 6505+, Voodoo modded 5150 II
                        Marshall '78 JMP 2204
                        Ampeg VH140c, VT60
                        Carvin MTS head
                        Metaltronix M1000

                        Old 2002 clips:http://www.myspace.com/widgetninja

                        Comment



                        • That said - I think they sound perfectly fine. The 333XL was definitely , IMO - just keep the gain below 4 on every channel


                          why would i keep the gain under 4 on all channels .. as of now I'm playing with the lead at at 5 and crunch at 8 .... or is it too early in the morning for me and just not catching something.....

                          Comment


                          • Maybe it's just my sound preferences ... I thought 4+ on the crunch and lead channels was simply too much to be a decent live sound...
                            Gear

                            Comment


                            • Maybe it's just my sound preferences ... I thought 4+ on the crunch and lead channels was simply too much to be a decent live sound...


                              Nah. I play live with my 6262 @ lead gain on 5 and my crunch gain on 8. Dead silent (ZERO noise) when I stop playing with guitar turned up and no noise reducing pedal of any kind. And people rip on active EMG's. Don't know why.

                              Comment


                              • Well i can say good and bad things bout behringer. My old guitar teacher owned a behringer amp which i used every lesson and it was ****************. It eventualy died while i was playing it :P.

                                On the contrary my mates dad who has played guitar for 35years has owned a behringer amp for 7 years without fault. He got for free which was the only reason he took it apparently but he now likes it and is his like cheap beat up amp.

                                So i think its a combination of luck of the draw and how you use it. If your gunna go gigging with them or just someone who beats their amps up, their probly not for you. but if you just play with your mates or bedroom jam etc then a behringer (or in this case bugera, which im seriously considereing getting the 333XL 212 for the last 2 reasons) then its probly a great budget tube amp.

                                btw you get wat u pay for, a 1grand tube amp isnt realy designed for beating up, thats why a good marshal or peavy for example costs like 2-3x as much. put everything into ratio people.....

                                cheer
                                brodie

                                Comment



                                Working...
                                X