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Bugera V5 Infinium 5W 1x8 All Tube Guitar Combo Amp   

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A no-frills tone monster for the studio or practice.

The timeless design and sound of the all-tube amp has made its indelible mark on countless beloved tracks spanning the history of the electric guitar. With the ultimate pursuit of those wonderfully saturated and buttery vintage tones in mind, Bugera proudly presents the Vintage V5 Infinium.

Sporting a gorgeous vintage look and feel, the V5 serves up 5 beautiful, tube-soaked, Class-A Watts in all your favorite flavors through an amazing, class-leading 8" Turbosound speaker. Additionally, the Vintage V5 Infinium features an integrated high-definition Reverb; a built-in 2-way Power Attenuator, so you can achieve the ultimate sound at any volume “ and an extremely versatile Vintage Equalizer with Tone control for sculpting the sound of your dreams. Enhancing the flexibility of this do-it-all combo, our revolutionary Infinium Tube Life Multiplier Technology makes tube replacement incredibly simple “ so you can spend more time playing your music.

Classic All-Tube Design
The Vintage V5 Infinium features true Class-A technology with a 12AX7 front-end and an EL84 power stage. A masterfully crafted all-tube combo amplifier, the V5 provides sweetly-balanced harmonics and natural tube compression, resulting in the warm distortion and break-up you™ve come to appreciate from those vintage megaliths of yesteryear “ only in a much more portable and attractive package. The hand-selected 12AX7 preamp tube in V5' classic '60s-era preamp provides everything from sweetly-purring blues to mind - blowing crunch. Often employed in British-style amplifiers, the EL84 output tube is known for its crisp and chiming tonal quality when pushed to the max, and the V5 harnesses that power via the built-in power attenuator “ for the ultimate guitar tone at any volume level.

High-Definition Reverb
Adding to its impressive list of tone-shaping options, the Vintage V5' high-definition Reverb puts the perfect finishing touch to your signature sound. Adjustable via the dedicated control on the front panel, you can finally achieve any sound you desire “ from a subtle touch to the cavernous, natural-sounding reverberation of a large arena.

Infinium Tube Life Multiplier Technology
Years in the making, Bugera's Infinium Tube Life Multiplier Technology can extend the usable lifespan of your amplifier's expensive power valves by up to 20 times, saving you huge money and ensuring the integrity of your tone. How? This revolutionary circuit automatically and continuously monitors the performance of each output tube, and dynamically drives it towards the target operating point, for an evenly distributed load.

Infinium also compensates for the effects of aging, automatically adjusting current levels to keep your tubes sounding as good as new “ even when AC line voltages drop below nominal levels. Similar technology has been used for decades in all-wheel drive cars, where systems modulate the power going to each wheel to improve traction. Just consider Infinium Series amps "4-wheel drive" for your guitar.

Infinium Series amps take all the guesswork out of tube replacement by illuminating an LED next to a tube that is reaching the end of its usable lifespan. And thanks to Infinium's Auto-Bias design, you simply replace the indicated tube “ without a trip to the repair shop, saving you even more money.

Available exclusively from Bugera, Infinium Tube Life Multiplier Technology is a major breakthrough in amplifier design and manufacture, providing incredible reliability for your stage performance and more consistent sound over the lifespan of your tubes. Since they are always operating at optimal levels, your output tubes perform more predictably and last much longer, thanks to Bugera's marvelous Infinium Technology, saving you some serious money.

FEATURES
  • Power: 5W (tube)
  • Built-in 2-way attenuator
  • Tubes: one 12AX7 (preamp); one EL84 (power amp)
  • Single channel
  • Speaker: 1x8" Turbosound
  • Controls: tone, gain, volume, reverb
  • Built-in reverb
  • Infinium tube-life multiplier, which extends the life of power-amp tubes up to 20 times

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BugeraV5 Infinium 5W 1x8 All Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.0

(based on 9 reviews)

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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Portable (8)
  • Warm / comfy (7)
  • Excellent sound (6)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

  • Limited functions (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (7)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Performances (4)
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5.0

Not bad

By Dean

from Millsboro De

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Simple

Cons

  • Limited Functions

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Bugera V5 Infinium 5W 1x8 All Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

This amp is built like a tank.Reverb is pretty good as well.I didn't go into this purchase expecting a perfect amp for this price point but I would bet it would go toe to toe with similar amps that cost more.I thought the tone was pretty good.What I would change if possible is to have a separate treble and bass control.It is also a heavy little unit but that's probably due to good construction.

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5.0

Sweet little tube amp with a solid built in reverb

By Matt

from Minnesota

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Reverb

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Practicing

    Comments about Bugera V5 Infinium 5W 1x8 All Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    I love this little tube amp. Break the speaker in and it has warm, vintage tones. It's 5W, but can be switched to 1W or .1W for bedroom practicing. It sounds great and the built in reverb is even excellent. I play this amp 75% of the time I play and couldn't enjoy it more!

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    4.0

    Great features but buzzing noise

    By AJ

    from michigan

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Bugera V5 Infinium 5W 1x8 All Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      I really like the amp but for that darn buzzing noise. Love the reverb, and all the other features. I would say though, that for some people, depending on their style and venue may want more headroom. It does have a lot of bang for the buck.

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      3.0

      Decent amp, muddy sound, fixable but at a cost

      By Steve

      from California

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Bugera V5 Infinium 5W 1x8 All Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      I wanted a cheap tube practice amp. This is that, and it's pretty nice. But, i just felt that the sound was too muddy, and it drove me nuts. I ended up putting JJs in, replacing the Bugera speaker with a Weber, and having a tech add a treble boost to the circuit. Now I like it much better, but it cost me as much as a Blues Jr. So, not worth it.

      If you can deal with the muddy sound, I thinks it's fine.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Bugera 5w tube amp

      By BRad

      from Tn

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      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Limited Functions

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Bugera V5 Infinium 5W 1x8 All Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      I've used this w/a strat,tele and Epi dot. Unlike the reviewer who said it sounds dead lifeless or what not, I found it to sound pretty good. I don't know if that guy got a bad unit or what but I don't agree w/ his review of the little amp. It is limited on tone controls, but I didn't mind that so much it has a nice warm sound in my opinion. If your looking for a really bright amp then it's prolly not for you, but its a good little tube amp for a nice price!✌

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      5.0

      It's my first tube amp and I love it

      By RonV

      from Pawleys Island, SC

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about Bugera V5 Infinium 5W 1x8 All Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

        Can't say enough good things about the Bugera V5 Infidium. The vintage design is stunning and well executed with quality materials. The three power options offer great versatility and the amplified sound is to die for. Makes even the cheapest electric guitars sound wonderful. I just use it at home where I play for my own enjoyment so I can't comment on gig worthiness. I have a Marshall MG30FX and a Fender Champion 40, both solid state, but they can't compare to the tube sound of the Bugera whether I'm playing my Fender Strat, Tele or Les Paul Melody Maker.

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        1.0

        Dissappointed

        By gewdkharma

        from orlando, Fl

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Limited Functions
          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Bugera V5 Infinium 5W 1x8 All Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

            I very much wanted to like this amp. I had read reviews that said it was on the dark or muddy side, but figured my Telecaster could overcome that. Well, I was wrong. This amp was dull, muddy and lifeless sounding to me. It didn't have that tube clear-ness/snap to it at all. My Tele didn't sound Tele-ish even with the tone on full treble and my tone controls maxed. Oh well, never know until you try. I sent it back within a week of fiddling with it. Should've stuck with my gut and got the Vox Ac4 but was trying to save some cash. A problem easily rectified.

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            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Satisfied customer

            By Giezer

            from SD

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Bugera V5 Infinium 5W 1x8 All Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                I was looking for a small,simple, quality amp.that fit my needs and this is it. Quite often I would pick up my strat. while my wife was asleep and play without amp. Now I can plug in and keep the volume low and get a descent sound. It takes up little space, very portable, sounds good, simple to use and is a very pretty little unit next to my creme colored strat.

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                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good 5W Option

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                By Sunday Driver

                from San Antonio, Texas

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Warmth
                • Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Bugera V5 Infinium 5W 1x8 All Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                  Since I'm hauling an amp in/out of my car trunk 3-5 times a week, I wanted a very lightweight option for my aging bones.

                  This Bugera 5W comes pretty close to fitting the bill, tho' I wish it were perhaps a 10W.

                  My standard "go to" amp is the Blues Jr. BJR is relatively light...nice tone, pretty loud, too loud for some venues and overkill for rehearsals.

                  The beauty of the 5W is that you can saturate the tubes without garnering the dreaded "you're too loud".

                  The Bugera 5W looks good and has some really cool features. There's a built-in attenuator that let's you drop down to 1W and even 1/10 of a Watt.
                  These are actually useful settings, at least until the 2nd guitar player arrives.

                  Also, there's an external spkr jack that disables the internal 4-Ohm speaker. Just for fun, I plugged it into a 2x12 cab w/ a 4-Ohm load. Worked fine...though dragging a 2x12 to use w/ this little amp somewhat defeats the purpose of "light/compact".

                  Bottom line, it ain't gonna replace the Blues Jr but I think I'm gonna keep it. If they can't hear me, maybe they don't need to, and/or maybe the rest of the crew just needs to turn down.

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