Bugera V22

Bugera V22

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V22, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Bugera in the Vintage series.

22 user reviews

Bugera V22 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Bugera
  • Model: V22
  • Series: Vintage
  • Category: Tube Combo Guitar Amps
  • Added in our database on: 06/04/2009

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Bugera V22 user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 22 reviews )
 12 reviews55 %
 9 reviews41 %
Value For Money :

James...'s review"Nice little combo"

Bugera V22
Hand-built 22W guitar combo, driven by 2 x EL84 valves
Way cool vintage look and feel
Original heavy-duty 12" Bugera guitar speaker for true vintage sound
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 Pre, Post gain and Master controls
Amazing Mode switch to select between Triode or Pentode operation
Impedance connectors (4, 8 and 16 Ohms) to match virtually any external speaker cabinet
High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
An incredibly durable footswitch allows you to select channels and engage the reverb


Let me first say. I have played every EL84 combo in the book. Matchless. Top Hat. Morgan. Vintage Vox. All of them. Some are worth the price and some are not. But I've had them all.

I actually came across this amp when I was out to buy a guitar. This was the only low watt amp in the store. So I tested the guitar through it. First thing I noticed was how well built it looked. This is coming from a guy who regarded bugera as a terrible brand. It has come to my attention as of late that the company had a bad run of amps when they first started and has since taken a hit in reputation, but I have been told that the reliability issues went away a long time ago. I can attest that mine has not had any issues. I don't use the footswitch though so no idea whether that is reliable.


The truth is that this amp sounds about as good as other combos that are 6 times the price. I mean that too. The clean channel is magical. Very transparent and let's the guitar do its thing without getting in the way. It's warm, not muddy. And chimes like a good el84 amp should. The lead channel is not the stellar killer that channel 1 is but still really good. Kind of sounds like a marshall with manners if that makes sense. It's good for pop and classic rock and that sort of stuff. Not for metal or any music of that sort.

Personally I think this amp shines with a speaker change. A greenback or a blue will give it the extra little kick it needs to be a truly incredible combo.


The price on these is unbelievable. I understand they used to cost a bit less. But it's still worth what they want now for the clean channel alone. Mine has been super reliable and easy to dial in no matter what the situation. This is not a particularly loud 22 watts, but it isn't quiet either. With certain speakers it gets a lot louder. It's too bad the first ones had problems with breaking. I believe bugera has fixed this and they get my support.

rwanito29217's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Exc!"

Bugera V22
Good everything has already been said, it is a tube amp 22 watts with one speaker 12 (3 x 12AX7 preamp and 2 x EL84 amp. There a triode and pentode mode.
2 inputs are available, normal and bright. There are all possible settings and classic digital reverb. 2 channels are available, clear and saturated. An effects loop is provided. Pedal comes with the amp switcher in 2 channels and to activate / deactivate the reverb. Finally, it weighs 19kg.
In short, it is very complete.


The config is super simple, it sounds immediately. I often use the amp at home by just plugging my guitar without effect in live on stage using the effects loop and pedals. Is impeccable in all versions.


I was looking for a real warm and crystal clear sound, but with dynamic, I was looking for a sound closer to the Hot Rod (off budget for me) and well ... I'm happy! The receiver meets the wonderful sound of the guitar. Soul, funk, jazz through the course and to the African rhythms, Caribbean or Jamaican, bugera ensures that serious! For distortion, crunch it is also perfect, the sound is warm. For the, blues rock, jazz-fusion is impeccable, and even to rock a little more support. on the other hand for, you will need an additional distortion if you require more punchy.


I use it now for over a year. I did some scenes with him and I've never had any problems. The sound is there, this amp is amazing. I made this choice seeing a friend use pro live regularly. The price / quality ratio is unbeatable, and finally a pure sound at an affordable price. Of course if I could I take a DV or a Mesa Boogie Mark but in the meantime (and pure long) I am very proud and happy with my little Bugera. I remake this choice without hesitation.

mattbassiste07's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The Job Done"

Bugera V22
Tube Amp (all-tube)
All the connections you need, nothing missing (fx send / return, 2 hp output, impedance switch, switch triode pentode)

22 watt tamped
Level settings eq responds well although I find it a slight lack of roundness, but it is a Hp 12 "solo with open cab, I have not tested other configuration, so I not blame.

The clean sound is a surprising, very powerful, very clear (that is what is asked) and above can grow without it saturates so excellent channel to put all your favorite small pedals.
The overdrive channel is ok but you have to play a lot with the eq to get a nice sound (there's also the boost but I find it useless as possible to actuate the pedal and out of the question to play with all the time). Personally I am not in use.

To be objective in this price range, you will find no better, the pure light with all the connections, scalable by plugging a cab in addition, changing lamps ect, a good foundation, rather than buying a 50w transistor for 200 euros and save a little more Take this amp, you will never be disappointed of quality / price ratio.


Very simple


Yes it is versatile, except for large metalheads


2 years

adriro's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good amp cheap"

Bugera V22
All-tube amp: 5 lamps
digital reverb effects, which was discrete but pleasant to listen
bass, treble, mid, gain and master
it has an effects loop (not tested)


Very simple, each button that turns a little produces a different sound.
It takes about the same search a bit to find the right sound


It suits my style of music: blues, rock, I would have liked to try jazz, cat amp but I never saw
Anyway it sounded very blues in my opinion
Its clear it was fabulous with a fender strat Mexican-this guitar was very well with this amp
The sounds that I did not like were the sounds they were too saturated drafts, at least I have not managed to make them sound, but not too try either

In the price range it is the best, after nine for 500 euros (or 300 euros used) was a VOX AC15 which is more dynamic with a strong personality in relation to Bughera


I used 3 years, my first tube amp (formerly a Marshall 10 W transistor (too bad either for beginners)
What is the particular feature you like best,
Very good clear sound that sounds blues
The saturated his aue I did not managed to make it sound

Have you tried many other models before buying it?
How would you rate the quality / price?
great 232 euros on new thommann, now it is more expensive

With experience, you do again this choice?
No, but not because the amp is not good, only I want to try lots of amps and change up to find one that suits me (I think Marshall amps) and go upmarket

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