Bugera 1960
Bugera 1960

1960, Tube Guitar Amp Head from Bugera in the Vintage series.

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iamqman 14/09/2011

Bugera 1960 : Recensione di iamqman (content in English)

"GReat price for a rocker amp"

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To my surprise Bugera makes some decent sounding amplifiers. It's built a good niche into the market primarily because they're very inexpensive amplifier prices. Most of their amplifiers come well under $500 which is extremely good for someone who is on a budget or for us musicians you don't have any money. They're not the most high-end amplifiers and are not to be that much of a high quality but they certainly are going get you a decent tone at a relatively cheap price.


Hand-built 150-Watt hi-gain amplifier driven by 4 x EL34 valves
Vintage preamp design from the '60s featuring 3 x ECC83 valves for terrifying punch and mind-blowing gain
4 input connectors allow channel 1 and 2 to be linked via patch cable to mix the different tonal characters of each channel for ultimate tone
Vintage Equalizer section with dedicated Bass, Mid, Treble and Presence controls
Impedance switch (4, 8 and 16 Ohms) to match virtually any speaker cabinet
FX Loop with dedicated Level switch and true Bypass function
High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life


The tone of this amplifier is a very 1960s Marshall amplifier. If you look at just at the front panel of it you can exec see exactly the influence that was taken from. This amp looks almost like a Marshall plexi amplifier because of its EQ section and it's too high and low inputs for each. Which makes it a four input to channel amplifier. This amp is 150 W high gain amplifier that features for EL34 power tubes as well as three ECC83 preamp tubes.

The tone of this amplifiers extremely Marshall like in it's voicing and feel. Of course this is going to be exactly what you would expect just based upon the appearance in cosmetics of this amplifier. The amp features a true bypass effects loop which give you the ability to put effects pedals or rack units within the effects loop. The classic tube amplifier sounds great we really crank up the distortion quite a bit. Bugera says that uses high-quality components and inputs and I guess I have to take your word on it but I just don't know how they can get these prices this low


I recommend these amplifiers to anyone looking to get a good amplifier for a decent price. At new you can find these amps for right around $350 which is a steal of a price. It's a decent enough camp for those wanting a good sound at low cost. It's not going to be a high-end amplifier and is not to be roadworthy of any kind but it will get a good tone for someone who needs a good amp for low price.