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Poor-Man's Ampeg B25B Head?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by shoot-r, Nov 19, 2010.


  1. shoot-r

    shoot-r

    May 26, 2007
    Illinois
    I'm just wondering about something...
    A Bugera V55HD guitar head paired with a bass cabinet.
    The V55HD is 55 watts, "all tube"...$349.99.
    Turn the reverb off and it becomes a poor-man's Ampeg B-25B head?
     
  2. gbazinet

    gbazinet

    Aug 11, 2010
    Maine
    You might be able to buy a real b25b local for about $350.
     
  3. shoot-r

    shoot-r

    May 26, 2007
    Illinois


    This was just a curiosity.
    If I run across a V55HD head on my next Guitar Center visit I intend to give this a try and see what it might sound like.
    There is a shop locally that has a pretty used and abused B-25B head in their showroom...Their asking $800.00!!!:eek: :rollno: :scowl:
     
  4. KramerBassFan

    KramerBassFan

    Jan 3, 2009
    $800 would be too much for the Full B25B stack IMHO, unless it was quite mint and you HAD to have it.
     
  5. JMac- Wiskerface Designs

    JMac- Wiskerface Designs Terror headcase dude

    Jul 8, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    B 25's are cool.... Gotta have the 2-15 16ohm cab to go with it though.....
     
  6. RoadRanger

    RoadRanger Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2004
    NE CT
    This is funny - about an hour ago I was looking up the V55HD. I've had a beat (but with original drivers) B25 cab for a few years and haven't yet stumbled across a head for it :( .
     
  7. jdubbass38

    jdubbass38

    Mar 20, 2009
    They are loud and sound great with the 215 cab!
     
  8. shoot-r

    shoot-r

    May 26, 2007
    Illinois
    Agreed! And it would have to be near perfect!
    This same shop also has a very good condition, orginal, mid 60's, B-15...$2499.00 :eek:



    The guy that runs the place is always slammin' bassist cause their not buying his stuff...wonder why???
     
  9. KramerBassFan

    KramerBassFan

    Jan 3, 2009
    Hmmmm... i do wonder why. :bag:
     
  10. shoot-r

    shoot-r

    May 26, 2007
    Illinois
    Cosmetically, IMO, the V55HD is a great looking head...and you can't beat the price for a brand new, all tube head.
    Bugera doesn't get much love here at T.B. but every manufacturer has a diamond in their product line. The V55HD maybe Bugera's diamond.
    From all the reviews I've been able to find, no one's said anything negative about the V55HD.
     
  11. There was a b25b head that sold for just $250 locally the other week...
     
  12. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    There's no 'r' in "Bugera". :)
     
  13. yes there is ... how can you spell eRa without an R? ;)
     
  14. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    You got me. *forehead slap*. There's only ONE 'r' in "Bugera". :p
     
  15. shoot-r

    shoot-r

    May 26, 2007
    Illinois
    That better...;)
     
  16. JMac- Wiskerface Designs

    JMac- Wiskerface Designs Terror headcase dude

    Jul 8, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Burger, booger it all good.
     
  17. RoadRanger

    RoadRanger Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2004
    NE CT
    Yah, that's what I'm hopin' to find one for. It'll just be for messin' around at home with anyways so I can't justify paying much for one...
     
  18. pgk

    pgk

    Aug 19, 2007
    Turn the reverb off and it becomes a poor-man's Ampeg B-25B head.

    yeah right. i have an old bridge in brooklyn i'm trying to sell, cheap too
     
  19. RoadRanger

    RoadRanger Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2004
    NE CT
    How many watts? Is it all tube?

    ;)
     
  20. shoot-r

    shoot-r

    May 26, 2007
    Illinois
    Have you personally tried/heard one?
    Or "just" what you've heard...:(
     

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