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  1. Hi I have a V22 version and have been very impressed. I actually had two at one stage due to weird circumstances, but got rid of one. I like mine so much that I actually got rid of a Jet City and a Laney Ironheart head as the combo just did what I needed it to do. Some small buts though: I would definitely change the stock valves as that made quite a big difference to the tone. I would also run an EQ pedal through the effects loop as a standard as that boosts both the clean and crunch significantly and really makes a difference to the overall tone. Reverb is digital but very usable. They are also great platforms for pedal boards. Also, being Bugera there is a risk of getting a "bad" one. But if you are buying new, then the warranty will cover any problems. They have very good customer service by the way. Other then that, great amps and the 55 Watt one you are talking about will be LOUD!
  2. Hey, so in response (I think): 1) Valve amps use tubes on two separate sections on the circuit. You usually have your EC types in the pre-amp section and the your EL/6L6/KT etc are in the power section. Most your EQ type tones will be through the pre amp section, and in truth, the number of valves makes no difference to the sound here, rather the design of the circuit will be the biggest influence. Your power section is where you get the saturated "gain" tones on these types of amps. Your power section valves is where you get "break" up when you drive the signal hard enough through the pre amp. Once again, the number of tubes will only be dependent on the design and has no real baring on the tone. 2) Tonal character is defined by the type and even manufacturer of the actual tubes themselves as well as the circuit design. Also, quality of other components makes a huge difference, although some manufacturers swear by cheaper parts as valve amps are not meant to be "hi-fi" 3) Power is determined by your power output transformers. Usually the 2 giant metal lumps or torroidal transformers that you see (and feel) in valve heads. These get bigger as the wattage increases as they are what is required to "step up" the wattage.
  3. We are a 3 piece but could do with another rhythm or lead guitar. We are ages 35-45 and are playing tracks from Nirvana, AIC, Soundgarden, Metallica, QOTSA, Pearl Jam, Audioslave, RATM etc. Currently rehearsing weekly in Watford. Thanks
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