Finally an EL34 lunchbox head

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  1. BoneSaw

    BoneSaw Supporting Member

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    To bad it's Bugera. I don't care for EL84's which every lunchbox head seems to run. Bugera has a few now using EL34's the G20 and the T-50. Never considered a Bugera but an inexpensive mini head with EL34s would be great. Anybody have one yet?

     
  2. Figaro

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    Why "too bad it's Bugera"?
     
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    I don't have any experience with the Bugera, but this EL34 lunchbox-sized head has been out for a while. It's a really nice amp.

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    That Morph EQ is definitely a play stolen out of Blackstar's playbook.
     
  5. 8len8

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    Looks interesting. Definitely something to keep an eye on. I don't like EL84 lunch boxes either. Yeah, the low price and potential quality issues might be a concern.
     
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    The legacy 3 has been out for years.
     
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    Sounds exactly like a lunchbox amp, which is boxy.
     
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    Hmmm, looks cool. I'm going to check that out.
     
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    And has a very dark midrange tone IMHO.
     
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    I don't think I would like that. Looking more for open Marshall kinda mids.
     
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    I searched for the same thing for several months. I was looking for a smaller 2-channel amp with Marshall type tone, that wasn't EL-84 based. I tried several EL-84 amps (including the Bogner ATMA which most people like, Egnater, Mesa, etc...), but I found them too mid-rangy or not smooth sounding like a Marshall. Short of getting another Marshall (I already have a DSL40 that I turned into a head, and love) the only smaller amps that had similar tone at the time were Jet City. I bought the larger JCA50H because the JCA22H didn't have good "thump" (had a small output transformer). The T50 looks really interesting, although I can't tell from the videos if it has "thump". Guess I'll have to think about ordering one from Sweetwater and maybe returning it if I don't like it.
     
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    It looke like the Vox nightrain which is also EL 34 i believe (50 watter, not the 15)..

    I hear that Friedman is coming out with 1 soon as well, (im sure much different price point lol) i REALLY REALLY like the Orange OR 15 (i know its 84's) but it really has some thick rich tone in the amp imo, doesnt sound thin at all, the JC amp series also has a really nice tones in them, im a big fan of them

    Good time for guitar players with choices and options
     
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    It can do a lot of different tones if you are not afraid of turning the knobs.
     
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    I had the JCA 22. Sounded the best out of all the EL84 amps I had and I have gone through a lot of them. Sold it for no good reason. The JCA 50 is more like a full size/weight head correct? I can get great EL34 tone at low volume with my Splawn using the loop volume control but something lightweight and inexpensive would be great for jam sessions and playing at seedy bars.
     
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    It can do a lot of things. Decide for yourself..







     
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    Very thick and nice overdrive on the OR15. Not a ton of clean headroom, but some. Sold it, but now that I have some more versatile amps, would kind of like it back!
     
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    I play the Vox NT50, great EL34 lunchbox. Obviously Vox was just copying Bugera's innovative T50 design a couple years in advance to be sneaky...

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    Bugeras quality has gotten better. Remember when they were blowing out the old inventory about a half year ago and members here were buying them up like crazy? Don't remember anyone complaining later.
    That being said their parts are cheap but should be OK if you don't abuse it. I'm 4 years on a V55HD though don't use it much anymore.

    Frenzel's Super Deluxe can run on EL 34s. It's lightweight with the cage instead of a wooden box.

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