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    Default Bugera T5

    Bugera T5

    Does this thing really work?

    Hard to believe 1 pre-amp tube, and 1 power tube would give me that Fat tube sound.
    BUT, I could be wrong. Obviously the price point is the biggest selling feature.
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    Default Re: Bugera T5

    I’m not sure about the Bugera but you can definitely get nice fat tube tone with just a single preamp tube & a single power tube. They’re called Class A Single Ended amplifiers & usually run at about 5W’s...

    If you’d ever played through a real Tweed Champ, Princeton, or some kind of quality clone it’s definitely something special!!! However there’s a reason that these reasonably simple designs cost what they do, even the a decent clone is going to run you $600-$700 at the low end but personally I think it’s worth it to spend the extra cash & get something good?

    The Bugera is gonna have a S.S. rectifier & there’s nothing wrong with that, some of my favorite modern valve amps have S.S. rectifiers, but it is going to make the amp more responsive & you won’t get the “tube sag” or “thickness” that you’d get from a old Fender, Gretsch, or Gibson single ended class A amps that would normally come equipped with a 5U4 rectifier tube....

    However on the plus side the Bugera is inexpensive & probably has a far better chance of not blowing up or catching fire???
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    Default Re: Bugera T5

    5u4? most ive seen have a 5y3

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    Default Re: Bugera T5

    Not sure about the T5
    But my G5 sounds good and toobey

    When I was researching my purchase, I went with the G5 over the T5
    Because of the emulated headphone/line out and the effects loop
    Also the G5 has two channels and a morph knob to change the EQ tone structure

    I just found the G5 more versatile

    I like the appearance better of the cage style head

    That's me.

    I think it will have no problem doing what you want it to
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    Default Re: Bugera T5

    Yep. I also have the G5 Infinium. It’s worth
    the few extra bucks for the reasons Ed mentioned.
    I’ve had mine for a few years now and haven’t
    had any trouble at all with it. Good little amp.

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    Default Re: Bugera T5

    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
    5u4? most ive seen have a 5y3

    Yes, a 5Y3 would be a lot more common in F51 Champ’s & the like. I’m working on a Bassman clone so I think I just had 5U4 on the brain? That said a 5U4 in a 5F2-A Princeton circuit wouldn’t be that unheard of....
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