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Bugera Veyron Tube BV1001T

4.7/5, 4.7 from 7 reviews
2,000 Watt, ultra compact, class D amplifier with tube preamp
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Recent Reviews

  1. ProDigit
    TC electronics,Bugera, Hartke and Behringer. What's the fuzz?
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Oct 21, 2018
    Sound:
    3.00/5,
    Build Quality:
    4.00/5,
    Features:
    4.00/5,
    Feel:
    4.00/5,
    Value:
    5.00/5,
    Pros
    • + weight
    • + price
    • + volume/power
    Cons
    • - sound quality
    amps.
    So what's all the fuzz about these latest amps?
    TC electronics, Hartke, Bugera, even Behringer???
    They're basically all the same engine, with different covers, save for the older Behringer.
    The luxury Sedan would be the TC electronics, which ups the ante by offering an advanced digital preamp, with hundreds of settings,and saving presets.

    The Hartke, not so sure. It's very basic and really sounding well and tuned for working with their newest hydrive cabs, especially on the brights. Pair the Hartke with there regular ALU or paper cone drives, and it sounds pretty much like any other amp out there.

    Bugera vs Behringer?
    Well, it's basically the same company, but 2 different beasts.
    The Behringer sounds a lot better, thanks to a much more advanced, and better chosen frequencies on the preamp, but is limited in peak power draw.

    The Bugera has round about the same wall power draw, of avg 27W idle VS 20W on the Behringer, and 80W on the AC continuous (which is the same for the Behringer).
    I'm beginning to think it might be my cab?
    Because it's pretty astonishing to find that the supposed 2000W peak amp, draws only UpTo 80W, with volume dial all open, and gain clipping.
    The Bugera is popping the cone of my cab, while the Behringer isn't, yet both use about the same RMS Watts.

    I guess I could draw lines, into saying that the Bugera is a slightly tuned Behringer, with slightly more low end punch, but similar low-mids to highs, and draws exactly the same power on the AC.

    So if the TC electronics is compared to a luxury sedan, like a Lincoln or Mercedes, and Hartke a specific mid class car like a Hyundai Veloster, the Bugera might be a Porsche Carrera (Not a promised Veyron). And the Behringer an econo-car, leather seats and full option.

    Get the Behringer for bedroom and small rehearsals.
    The Bugera for most live settings.
    The Hartke for if you have the Hartke hydrive cabs
    The TC electronics if you're a professional, or an intellectual, and can understand the hundreds of options this amp offers. Besides, it's hard to make that TC sound bad!

    Overall, the Bugera is a good amp, comparable to a solid state amp of similar cost, only a fraction of the weight, and looks good too.
    Don't expect miracles, but unless you have Hartke Hydrive cabs, go with the Bugera amp.
    Better looking, more options, same price.
    Price Paid:
    399.99
    ProDigit
    ProDigit
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  2. lax4bags
    Po mans Streamliner with decent comp
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Sep 2, 2017
    Sound:
    5/5,
    Build Quality:
    4/5,
    Features:
    4/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Pros
    • + Sounds like a Streamliner with more linear gain and a compressor that works well except it needs a threshold control. Knobs are ok except big master knob is not reaistabt enough when turning.
    Cons
    • - Big? Comp is not able to be played with. Eq is listed like Streamliner.
    Gave plenty of juice and grind. I'm glad I know that the flat is bass 9 mid 10 on 2k treble 11. Compressor was fine when I dialed it in but had to retune after adjusting gain down to clean it up when I got third set crazy loud. The low E string sounded loose when pushed when I was riding the tube gain but that may have been the acoustic bn112 getting to its tipping point. Very cool amp that is a bit big (with fitbin my mini m80) but has lots of juice in tap. I wish I knew how many watts it was at 8 and 4 ohms.
  3. frrrosty
    Just what the Doctor ordered!
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Jul 15, 2017
    Sound:
    5/5,
    Build Quality:
    5/5,
    Features:
    5/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Pros
    • + Free of all the TC-style gimmicks No "sixteen functions on one button depending on a complex series of morse-code-like taps" This amp has exactly what a bassist needs at less than 10 pounds The tube sound is great, whether you play clean or go for the growl Power is off the hook. This has more power at 8 ohms than most any other amp at 4 ohms Easily powers a pair of Acoustic 301 W-cabinets loaded with Beyma 18P1000FeV2 subs at a total of 4 ohms, no 60lb rack amp needed
    Cons
    • - My only con is that to remove the top panel (necessary to replace tubes) requires removing about 10 screws and they're super tight and easy to cross-thread if you're not very careful. They should use bigger screws with bigger threads.
    I love the simple set of controls that give me just what I need without the frustration of insanely complex and ultimately useless programming like a V-amp Pro. I don't need "amp modeling" for bass anyway, I have real vintage Acoustic and Altec cabs! And, I no longer need to lug a 60lb rack around! I use a BOSS chromatic tuner that i keep in my guitar case, so the fact that it doesn't have a tuner is no problem. In fact, is helps streamline the interface. The solid state version has ULTRA-HI and ULTRA-LO buttons, the tube model doesn't. There's a reason: It doesn't need it! This amp will blow the doors off any venue you're likely to play. I play 8-string octave bass mostly, and an in-line 6-string, this amp covers the entire spectrum beautifully. I never get close to turning it up all the way, so to say there's headroom to spare would be a rediculous understatement. 00a. 00b.
    I removed the top panel to see exactly what tube is in these, turns out the tubes are marked "Bugera 12AX7C". I can' find that exact tube, not even from Bugera, but they could be T-12AX7-CHINA, a Chinese tube thats commonly rebranded by other companies. Anyway, 12AX7 is the socket format, so any 12AX7 will fit, whether its an A, B, C or what have you. The Russian-made Genalex Gold Pin ECC83/B759 (12AX7) is regarded as a superior tube, should work fine should any if the original tubes goes, which thankfully has not happened.
    Price Paid:
    $360 USD two months pre-owned

Head Details

  1. Power:
    2,000 watts @8 or 4 ohms
    Size:
    11.5 x 11 x 3.1
    Inputs:
    Single 1/4" guitar input, aux input, power amp input
    Outputs:
    2x Speakon speaker outputs, preamp out, balanced direct out, tuner out, phones out
    EQ / Controls:
    EQ: bass, mid, mid frequency select (3 way), treble

    Gain, volume, master volume, - 15db pad, mute button, compression button, compression level knob

    DI: Ground lift, pre/post eq switch, mic/line level switch
    Price:
    $500
    Other Specs:
    Weight: 5 lbs.

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