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Bugera Trirec 100W 3-Channel Tube Guitar Amplifier Head  

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The Bugera Trirec features a Varipower dial that scales output power from 1W to 100W, giving you sweet power tube saturation at apartment-friendly vo...Read More

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A boutique-style 100W head with Infinium and Tri-Mode Rectifier.

The Bugera Trirec features a Varipower dial that scales output power from 1W to 100W, giving you sweet power tube saturation at apartment-friendly volumes. The Trirec gives you three preamp channels, each with a wide array of sonic options, internal reverb, an adjustable and remote switchable boost, an FX loop and three rectifier modes to choose from (tube, silicon diode, tube and silicon diode).

Rectifiers convert alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC), giving your guitar amp the power it needs to rock. Most of today’s amps feature solid state rectifiers which have high power output and tight bass response. But many guitarists prefer tube-based rectifiers, which are known for their “sag” effect – this basically means when you slam a chord, it doesn’t reach its full volume right away, but instead makes a tough initial impact before quickly blossoming into a classic rock ultimatum. With the Bugera Trirec, both breeds of rectifier are alive and well in the same amp. You can even use them at the same time. Choose Silicon Diodes for high power and tight bass, Tubes (2 x 5U4 tubes) for lower power and the almighty “sag,” or a combination of the two called Tubes & Diodes for medium-powered operation spiked with equal parts punch and vintage grace.

Three really is the magic number
Three is a recurring number when it comes to the awesome features of the Trirec. There are three preamp channels, each with three-band EQ, Presence, Volume and Gain controls. Channel 1 gives you pristine cleans and a DRIVE setting for a dynamic crunch tone. Channels 2 and 3 give you three overdrive modes: Classic for blues and classic rock sounds, Vintage for more gain for hard rock, and Modern for pure, maniacal metal. Five 12AX7 tubes give the Trirec’s preamp stage the mojo to cover this vast tonal palette. The output stage contains 4 x 6L6 tubes (convertible to 4 x EL34 tubes—not included).

Varipower
There’s nothing like the roaring “soft-clip” sound of saturated power tubes, but these tones are normally accessible only when an amp’s volume is cranked. Unfortunately, this kind of volume isn’t an option when you’re jamming away in your apartment at 3 a.m., or if you’re gigging in a tiny club. That’s why the Trirec features the Varipower rotary control, which adjusts output power anywhere from 1 to 100 watts. Whether you’re trying to record a searing solo without waking the neighbors, or blowing the roof off the biggest gig of your life, the Trirec is always ready to provide the sound of overdriven tube fury.

Check out the back side on this one
The Trirec’s incredible tonal variations make it a recording studio gem, but it’s got the features that make it equally amazing on stage. The back panel features a LINE OUT jack with dedicated Level knob for sending signal to a slave amp, as well as loudspeaker jacks with switchable impedance (16, 8 or 4 ohms), making this amplifier compatible with virtually any speaker cabinet. The built-in FX Loop has controls for adjusting the output (send) and return levels separately. The associated Assign knob has four states: FX Loop is always on, has an individual status per channel, is activated via footswitch, or is deactivated. You also get six External Switching jacks that allow channel switching, BOOST, REVERB and FX LOOP to be controlled by an external switching system. This is where you’ll find the input for the FSB106A footswitch, which also controls these parameters, and offers a MIDI IN/THRU connection controlling the Trirec in sync with your MIDI setup.

FEATURES
  • Hand-built and hand-wired
  • Three fully independent channels (Classic, Vintage and Modern)
  • Three unique rectifier modes
  • Integrated high-class reverb with dedicated control
  • Varipower control allows the maximum power to be scaled down to produce a cranked amp sound at lower volumes
  • Dedicated Gain, Bass, Mid, Treble, Presence and Volume
  • Adjustable and remote controllable Boost function
  • Heavy-duty 6-button footswitch for channel selection, Boost, Reverb and FX Loop function included--doubles as MIDI IN/THRU for complete MIDI remote switching
  • Manual or auto-assignable FX Loop with independent Send and Return level controls
  • External Switching connectors for remote control of channel selection, Boost, Reverb and FX Loop
  • Line output with dedicated Level control
  • Multi-impedance output connectors
  • High-quality components and rugged construction

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BugeraTrirec 100W 3-Channel Tube Guitar Amplifier Head
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (6)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Warm / comfy (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (5)
    • Amateur recording (4)
    • Home studio (4)
    • Professional recording (4)
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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    MIND BLOWING!!!

    By HAMMERHEAD

    from DYER,TN.

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • It's All Good
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Bugera Trirec 100W 3-Channel Tube Guitar Amplifier Head:

    I BOUGHT THIS AMP,AND WAS SCEPTICAL,UNTIL I TURNED IT ON!!!SO FAR IT'S RIGHT UP MY ALLEY.I PLAY ROCK,AND SEVERAL DIFFERENT STYLE METAL.IT'S ALSO GOOD FOR HEAVY BLUES,AND COUNTRY.BEAUTIFUL CLEANS,SO MANY VARIATIONS OF MUSIC CAN BE MADE WITH IT.I'M PRETTY SURE THIS IS NOT A ONE TRICK PONY.I'VE PLAYED THRU MANY AMPS,BUT I LOVE THIS AMP!!IT CAME OUT OF 2 BOXES AND STYRAFOAM FOR PACKING AAA++++!!!I THINK THEY HAVE IT DOWN THIS TIME,DID I SAY I LOVE THIS AMP.IT'S SOLID CONSTRUCTION,SHOULD LAST FOREVER,IF YOU BUY ACASE TO TRAVEL OR PLAY GIGS!!LOVE IT!!!

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    (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Huge Gain Is Simply Not There

    By Max3347

    from Greensboro, NC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Distinct Channel Eq's
    • Excellent Sound
    • Well built

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Bugera Trirec 100W 3-Channel Tube Guitar Amplifier Head:

      A really nice amp all around with good tonal variation. But the problem is with the gain. Even on the lead overdrive channel with the gain fully clockwise, it was not near enough. Maxing out the gain on the Burgera felt like a 5 on a Mesa Boogie. I had assumed that with (5) 12AX7 tubes in the preamp that it would provide superb sustain and great touch sensitivity.

      It did not provide this though and so I was forced to return it. If you are looking for moderately strong distortion and good crunch, then this amp is a winner. If you are looking for infinite sustain for intricate runs aka Joe Satriani or Vai, then the Trirec Infinium is the wrong amp.

      Also, a slight audible click when switching channels.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      awesome metal machine

      By metalhead

      from Bend

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Bugera Trirec 100W 3-Channel Tube Guitar Amplifier Head:

        This thing is a beast! Massive tone for metal or anything else you can dream up.... incredible value for a killer amp! 3 channels of guitar tone bliss, from chimmy cleans to all out modern metal. Just an awesome machine

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        (15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very impressed

        By GearJunkey

        from London

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Dial In
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Great Tones
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Channel Switching Noise
        • None

        Best Uses

          Comments about Bugera Trirec 100W 3-Channel Tube Guitar Amplifier Head:

          As a person who has experience with a number of boutique amplifiers I must say the TriRec is very impressive. It produces monstrous tones with little effort. You'll hear a lot gf guys who use pro gear talking about leaving the knobs at noon and getting great sounds. That's exactly how the TriRec comes across and yet it's a tweakers delight. There are so many options for changing the sounds across the 3 channels and when you mix that with Diode vs Tube (or combined!) rectifier settings + the ability to put pretty much any valve you can think of in the mix without needing to re-bias you have an instant winner.

          As a guy who has owned a variety of Engl and Diezel amps I can truly say that the Bugera ranks up there with them in terms of sound quality and features. I would argue that it's easier to dial in a great dirty sound on the Bugera and the quality of the tone is top notch.

          The big concern with Bugera is build quality but so far it hasn't been an issue and I'm really hoping that it holds up as the Trirec has quickly become my favorite amp in the arsenal.

          Channel switching, with the included pedalboard, can be a bit noisy but that's the only negative I could draw out at this time. The fact that a midi based controller is included with the amp at this price point is simply amazing.

          I highly recommend those who are interested in a variety of tones include ultra modern and classic to check this amp out. You won't be disappointed.

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          (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Bugera TriRec lives up to the hype

          By BrotherSnippy

          from Kansas City, MO

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • 3 Year Warranty
          • Build Quality
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Can Do It All
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Bugera Trirec 100W 3-Channel Tube Guitar Amplifier Head:

          I had been reading and watching web videos about this amp since 2010 and thought it would never actually be released. But when they finally became available around 8/13 I was first to order one. I have to say that is amp actually lives up to all the hype that surrounded it prior to its release. Straight out of the box this thing kicks major buttox. That unique mesa-like distortion tone is unmistakably there on channels 2 & 3. By far my favorite feature of this amp is the "Varipower" knob that adjust the power tubes output from the full 100+ watts down to about 5 watts. I prefer to keep the knob around what I approximate to be 25 watts in my home studio. This way you get some power tube distortion but still have enough power to let the full bass response of the amp come through. All of the eleven tubes in the amp are Chinese made and are all of high quality. This includes 5 12AX7s, 4 6L6GCs, and the 2 big 5U4 rectifier tubes. I usually like to play with the tone by switching out both preamp and power tubes. But with this amp it sounds so good out of the box I have no desire to do that, at least for now. I really love the sound of this amp for heavy palm muted rhythm guitar riffs. It has that wicked mesa-like voicing in the lower midrange I don't get with any of my other amps. The build quality is good for a Chinese made amp. I have had no issues with it in the few months I've had it and don't anticipate any. But I feel good knowing that it does include a 3 year warranty from Bugera. The tolex that covers the amp is thick with a nice grain pattern and a real leather handle. The amp is also has very low hiss even at high distortion levels which is great for players that don't use a noise gate. I own several other 100 watt guitar amp heads. Some that cost 3 times what this amp cost, but this has become my favorite and main amp. I am actually looking to sell off a few of those other amps because this amp can do what they do and more. Thanks to the Modern, Classic, Vintage switches on the 2 dirty channels I can get most any distortion tone required. This amp is everything I expected it to be and I'm very satisfied with the purchase of this amp.

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          (9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This is the amp you want

          By Bart Man

          from La Luz New Mexico

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Powerful
          • Very Versitial Amp

          Cons

          • Have Found None

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Bugera Trirec 100W 3-Channel Tube Guitar Amplifier Head:

          ok so i first found out about this amp 3 years ago and it took that long to come out and i can tell you i am very happy with this amp is has so much that can be done from crystal clear cleans to strait up metal and everything in between u could use this for a buddy holy song and on up to the most brutal riffs you can think of i have several amps and many guitars from now on i see myself using this amp exclusively

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