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Bugera Veyron Tube BV1001T

Average User Rating:
4.8/5,
  • 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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Recent User Reviews

  1. frrrosty
    5/5,
    "Just what the Doctor ordered!"
    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
  2. slappadehbeaas
    5/5,
    "The Perfect Gigger"
    Sound:
    5/5,
    Build Quality:
    5/5,
    Features:
    5/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Pros - Tube Pre
    Parallel Compression
    Standard Eq
    Light weight
    Seemingly unlimited power
    Doesn't get hot at all
    Cons - No on board tuner
    No lo or hi switches
    Doesn't have a rack option
    There are LEDs used to illuminate the tubes
    Came with dirty pots but Music Group offered to clean them for free when I complained online.
    I gig consistently in Las Vegas and have been complemented on the looks and tone by the techs at many venues. They take pictures of it and get their minds blown when I tell them I could run two 810s if necessary (which it never is). I sold my SVT-CL, bought this, put $500 in the bank and never looked back. My back is thankful as well. I ran this amp with an ampeg 410hlf for six months before switching to a Phil Jones C8. This combination is what I would recommend for any gigging bassist. The two are about $1400 combined and you now have half-stack sound that can fit in the truck of a Miata. Loading in is no longer a process and only takes one easy trip.

    The tube pre gives warmth or grind and also coats the sounds of a digital effects unit (zoom b3) to sound more organic.

    The parallel compression allow you to solidify the low frequency output while maintaining musicality on the high end.

    If you don't watch it you can blow any cab you have so be cautious. Watch the lights flicker when you turn it on.

    I'm serious about the constant compliments, most valuable amp to have in our arsenal.
    Price Paid:
    500

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  3. Lester Lammy Johnson
    5/5,
    "The "world beater""
    Sound:
    5/5,
    Build Quality:
    5/5,
    Features:
    5/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Pros - Excellent sound ..... useful controls ..... lightweight .... vintage sound in a very modern package .... tremendous headroom .... low temp operation .... heavy duty power .... quiet fan ....low noise ceiling ..... matches well to high or low output basses
    Cons - No 1/4 speaker jacks Speakon only ...... cheesy power cord
    I bought this Bugera Veyron BV1001T from Sweetwater based on a recommendation from a bassist I highly respect .... It has easily exceeded my expectations ... smooth controls ...very modern & attractive ... but the "SOUND" ...it changed my mind about class D amps ... real clarity ...richness ... potent power ... & headroom that rivals the best preamp/poweramp combinations.... I was skeptical because of Behringers reputation for flimsy build quality ... it appears to be a reverse engineered Genz-Benz Streamliner 900 ..... but with notable improvements!.... they did a good job of it!...with even more "juice" (power) .... 2000 watts? ...that maybe a bit overblown ...but it is very very powerful .... NO joke! ..... buy & try ...if its not your cup of tea send it back! ...I am KEEPING mine! ..... this thing KILLS! .... I have playing for a long time & I have (own & use) well known "benchmark" USA built amps ( Fender 800 PRO .. Ampeg SVT (Magnavox era)...SVT lll ... Acoustic 360 ...Carvin ..BBE/Crown preamp/poweramp combinations to compare with it ...side by side ... its a keeper! .... peace .... Lester "Lammy" Johnson
    Price Paid:
    500.00
    scf4003 and Ballin'bass like this.

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  1. hifibass
  2. Tommy33
    Sounds good but it's made by beranger it will break
    1. Ballin'bass
      Eventually, you may be quite right. But at the price, it'll pay for itself if you get even semi regular paying gigs.
      Ballin'bass, Sep 11, 2016