bugera v55hd/v55
BUGERA V55HD/V55
Guitar Amplifiers
Boutique-Style 55-Watt Vintage 2-Channel
Valve Amplifier Head / Valve Combo with Reverb
• Hand-built 55-Watt guitar combo driven
by 2 x 6L6 valves • Way cool vintage look and feel • Original heavy-duty 12" BUGERA guitar
speaker for true vintage sound
(V55 only)
• Authentic 2-channel preamp design
from the ‘60s featuring 3 x 12AX7
valves—everything from purring blues
to mind-blowing crunch • Integrated high-class reverb with
dedicated Reverb control • Vintage Equalizer section with dedicated
Bass, Mid, Treble and Presence controls • Normal and Bright inputs for ultimate
sound character to perfectly match
your guitar • Multi-gain stage Lead channel with Gain,
Volume and Master controls • Heavy-duty footswitch for Channel and
Reverb function included • Amazing Mode switch to select between
Triode or Pentode operation • Impedance switch (4, 8 and 16 Ohms)
to match virtually any speaker cabinet • High-quality components and
exceptionally rugged construction
ensure long life The 1960s witnessed the creation of amp
designs destined to remain the choice of
guitarists for centuries to come. Those that
survived may have very different flavors,
but they all have one thing in common: they
respond very dynamically to the player’s
nuances. BUGERA captures these amps’
musicality in a stunning 1 x 12" combo (V55)
and amp head (V55HD) whose modern
touches put a wider palette of vintage voicings
at your fingertips. With a proud pair of 6L6
power valves in the output stage, these amps
bathe your guitar in clean California sunshine.
Let’s go trippin’…
Old Guts, New Glory
We went to great lengths to give these amps
the ability to deliver everything those dusty
relics of the rock revolution did—minus the
collector-sized price tags. But in true BUGERA
fashion, we took this labor of love one step
farther, giving you maximum tonal possibilities.
To explain, we’ve gotta take a quick detour to
the late 1940s…
Before hillbillies began co-opting the blues,
amps came in two varieties: those with triode
(having three active electrodes) power valves
and those with pentode (containing five
active electrodes) power valves. Triode valves,
which predated the pentodes, provide what
many guitarists agree is a “softer” tone.
Pentodes produce a slightly more urgent,
aggressive sound.
The V55 and V55HD run on power pentode
tubes, but include a Mode switch that lets you
run the power section as if it had triode tubes –
that is, at about 40 percent less power. This gives
you the option of going beyond old-school –
straight to elderly school. Welcome to your
personal tonal time machine.
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Boutique-Style 55-Watt Vintage 2-Channel
Valve Amplifier Head / Valve Combo with Reverb
A Cutting-Edge Classic
The old amps that defined electric
guitar tone were often single-channel
amps. These amps offer that same vintage
clean, but add a second channel for modern
high-gain tones. To begin, take your pick
of the Bright or Normal inputs, then twist
the three-band EQ (Bass, Mid, Treble) and
Presence control to sculpt your signature
sound. Depending on which channel you
choose, three 12AX7 preamp tubes take
your tone anywhere from dignified blues to
garage-leveling madness.
The V55 and V55HD’s power stage’s
dual 6L6 valves propel this tone through
a BUGERA 12" speaker. Need to feed more
speakers? Both amps have an Impedence
switch that toggles between 4, 8 and 16 Ohms,
making them compatible with virtually any
speaker cabinet.
The V55’s modern update gives you an equally
mesmerizing vintage reverb sound without
the wallet-draining vintage reliability.
And if all these features weren’t enough…
you also get a road-tough footswitch that
allows you to select channels and activate/kill
the reverb remotely. So whether you’re in the
studio, rehearsing in the garage or pulling
into Champagne-Urbana for a gig that pays
two pitchers, the V55 and V55HD are able to
complement your craft with the gold-standard
tones of the past—today!
These amps also have reverb, but in
the interest of tone and durability, their
reverb is derived from a studio-caliber
digital processor. The spring reverb found
in their post-war predecessors sound lovely,
but they’re delicate and expensive to repair.
Front Panel
CLEAN Adjusts
volume of
clean channel
NORMAL
INPUT jack
BRIGHT INPUT
jack
Rear Panel
IEC power
socket
GAIN Adjusts
amount of distortion
on lead channel
CHANNEL Switches
between clean and
lead channels
VOLUME Adjusts
volume of
lead channel
BASS Adjusts
low frequencies
MID Adjusts
midrange
frequencies
BOOST Delivers
boost in
midrange tone
REVERB Adjusts
amount of
reverb effect
MASTER Adjusts
overall volume
output of speaker(s)
TREBLE Adjusts
high frequencies
PRESENCE Adjusts
high end clarity and
sharpness of tone
MODE Switches
between TRIODE
(half power) and PENTODE
(full power) operation
AMBER JEWEL
LAMP lights when
power is on
IMPEDANCE SELECTOR
Switches between
4, 8 and 16 Ohms
LOUDSPEAKER
outputs
STANDBY Mutes
amp’s output and
preserves valves
POWER Turns
amp on and off
FX LOOP Connect
external effects
processors or send
signal to external amp
FOOTSW Connect included
FSB102A footswitch
BUGERA V55HD/V55
Boutique-Style 55-Watt Vintage 2-Channel
Valve Amplifier Head / Valve Combo with Reverb
Standard Setup with Ex
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Electric
Guitar
BO300
Footswitch
412H-BK
Standard Setup with FX
Loop
FCB1010
DSP2024P
Electric
Guitar
412H-BK
BUGERA V55HD/V55
Boutique-Style 55-Watt Vintage 2-Channel
Valve Amplifier Head / Valve Combo with Reverb
Specs
PREAMP SECTION
POWER AMPLIFIER SECTION
POWER SUPPLY
Valves
Valves
2 x 6L6
Power consumption
165 W
Type12AX7
Output power
55 Watts, 4 Ohms
Fuse
100-120 V T 2A H 250 V
220-230 V T 1A H 250 V
Normal Input
Loudspeaker connectors
Mains connection
Standard IEC receptacle
Impedance
Type
¼" unbalanced mono jacks
Load Impedance
4, 8, 16 Ohms switchable
470 kOhms
Bright Input
Impedance
Internal speaker (V55 only)
147 kOhms
Effects send
Impedance
1 kOhms
Effects return
Impedance
DIMENSIONS/WEIGHT
V55HD
Type
12" BUGERA, 12G70J8
Dimensions (H x W x D)
12.2 x 23.5 x 10.63"
310 x 597 x 270 mm
Impedance
8 Ohms
Weight
37.48 lbs / 17 kg
Power
70 Watts
41 kOhms
Maximum input sensitivity 3 dBV
V55
Dimensions (H x W x D)
21.45 x 23.5 x 10.63"
545 x 597 x 270 mm
Weight
49.6 lbs / 22.5 kg
We are constantly striving to maintain the highest professional standards. As a
result of these efforts, modifications may be made from time to time to existing
products without prior notice. Specifications and appearance may differ from
those listed or illustrated.
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