Bugera V22HD – 22 Watt Guitar Tube Amp Head

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$449.00
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Bugera V22HD - 22 Watt Guitar Tube Amp Head

Bugera is just one of the many sub-brands of Music Tribe, a big company that owns music gear brands like Behringer, Klark Teknik, Midas and many more. Bugera’s distinct role in Music Tribe is to develop and manufacture budget-friendly tube amps. While they don’t have the legacy, or star power of bigger and older brands, Bugera continues to make waves in the entry to mid-tier market, thanks to their accessibly priced tube amps, which allow more musicians to own genuine tube amps.

The Bugera V22HD Infinium is an affordable 22-watt amp head with three 12AX7 preamp tubes and two EL84 poweramp tubes, with a switch that lets you change tube operation to triode (for a more gentler feel) or pentode (for a more robust feel).

It also features Bugera’s Infinium technology which helps prolong the life of the tubes.

It has a two-channel setup that lets you switch between clean and overdriven tones, and comes with tone shaping options that include vintage style 3-band EQ, mid boost and presence.

To better accommodate different guitar types, it also comes with normal and bright inputs.

Other features include built-in reverb and effects loop.

Specifications:

  • Power: W
  • Preamp Tubes: 3 x 12AX7
  • Poweramp Tubes: 2 x EL84
  • Effects: Reverb
  • Input: 2 x 1/4″
  • Outputs: 2 x 1/4″
  • Weight: 28 lbs.

Pros

Amazing and unbelievable are two adjectives that capture how most users feel about this amp – many of whom are impressed at how good both the clean and gain channels sound. Value for money is also an important factor for many who rate this amp highly, stating that it doesn’t look or sound cheap at all, rather it produces tones that you wouldn’t expect from an amp of its price range. The amp’s tone shaping options are also well received.

Cons

There are a few who feel that the amp’s low gain tones are a bit lacking, while some point to interface issues like not having an LED channel indicator.

Overall

The Bugera V22HD offers all-tube tone at a very affordable price, quite the steal for those with limited budget.