07-20-2010 11:26 AM
I bought a 15r when they came out...the street price on them was $130-40...
07-20-2010 12:09 PM
I already have a v5 and it's awesome! Thus my interest in the bc15.
07-20-2010 02:44 PM
Steve, seems to me that you are expecting a $100 practice amp, or any small practice amp for that matter, to sound like a Fender Twin. I think most people recognize that if you are paying $100 for an amp, they know it's going to have tonal limitations, but how severe those limitations are what's important.
I didn't care for they guys playing in that clip, but it seems to me that there are for sure some fair practice tones in there for $100.
The Fender Frontman 25r that sells in the same price range sounds really poor, so that is a fair comparison, as is the pathfinder and rage.
As far as "over hyped." That is a bit condescending. What you call over hyped, I call people being satisfied with their new gear and wanting to share info about it with a gear hungry community. It does seem that, for whatever reason, you can't let go of your strong dislike for the brand. And that is fine of course, it will just get noted each time a Bugera thread pops up I guess.
02-01-2013 07:56 AM
In a nutshell this is one of the best practice amps I've owned in over 30 years! be it, blues, with vintage 60s beatles, kinks, stones..rock.modern whatever this amp will do it..it has a lovely warm clean sound to start with, & with a sensitive array of sounds on the palette easily tweaked with the simple eq that is accompanied with a midrange shift button, & seperate gain button to crunch this up a bit, I go mostly for the clean sounds with a little reverb or chorus, or rotary or whatever using a a vox stomplab 2g & its awesome it takes pedals really well...this amp uses a 12ax7 preamp tube only..but trust me this amp delivers!
The build quality is excellent! a nice leather handle..with a real nice vintage design..& seems a real solid little amp, I would recommend this amp to anyone whatever style, for practice, or line it out for a gig, or mic it up, & is ideal for recording, as is really quiet with no humm or hiss, it's perfect, the price is absolutely amazing you can buy them new between £80-£100..this is one of the most impressive purchases for value for money I have ever made!, there is nothing I don't like about it! it's a brilliant little amp! & is definitely a keeper!
02-01-2013 06:50 PM
02-02-2013 08:52 AM
i have the same amp, but it's a behringer ac108.
Decent for home practice, but it's certainly not the kinda amp you would take out of the house for any reason.
I got mine for $25 from music123 on a pricematch from amazon and I couldn't pass it up for $25.
I would not pay $100 or more for it though.
The 12ax7 does actually have an impact on the sound of the amp. I tried a bunch of 12ax7's in it and even nice NOS 12ax7's sounded a bit tinny and buzzy, so I tried a 12au7 and it was perfect, smoothed out the amp quite a bit and took away alot of the harshness.
02-02-2013 10:21 AM
What's with all the old thread resurrection lately? I'm gonna go pull up a favorite thread from years ago just cuz it seems like the hip thing to do...
LOL @ that sig
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