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Bugera BC30 212 Guitar Amplifier Review

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Bugera BC30 212 Guitar Amplifier Review

This review was submitted by Guitar Jar contributor: Rodrigo Barradas

I bought this amp (as new – 350€) because I was looking for that British crunch sound for a small price.

…If you’re looking for a nice rock n’ roll sound but you don’t want to spend much money, get this amp!…

Bugera BC30 212It was kind of an accident, since I saw an ad of someone selling it, then I made some research and I liked what I heard.

The brand is known for their amps being problematic, but mine has been doing great.

Features:

It’s a 30W (can be reduced to 15, with a switch in the back – don’t forget to adjust the ohms with the other switch) 2 channel amp, high and low input for each channel, fx loop for each channel too.

Channel 1 (clean) has volume (gain), bass and treble knobs.

Channel 2 has volume (gain) and tone knobs. Then there is a master volume and a master cut (for cutting the higher frequencies).

It has 2×12” Bugera speakers (maybe the worst part…) but you can use external speaker cabinet.

Ease of use:

The knob section, it’s very simple, like any other amp. The bad part is that you can’t switch channel in the middle of a song, for example. For that, you would need an A/B box because channels have different inputs…

Sound Quality:

Sound quality is awesome! For me, of course. It is very close to the Matchless DC30.

I think that with better speakers, this amp would be an amp for a life.

I’m using a Schecter Demon, but with other pickups (Irongear Rolling mill set). I can get a crunchy Foo Fighters kind of sound (my purpose) easily, and the clean is very warm.

You can’t have a metal distortion, obviously, but the cranked overdrive is just awesome. I just love it.

Reliability:

I bought it 6 months ago and I had no problems with it. The seller told me that he didn’t have any problem too, so for now it’s reliable.

I’ve played some live shows with it and it never let me down.

Overall Rating:

If you’re looking for a nice rock n’ roll sound but you don’t want to spend much money, get this amp!

I’m going to keep it forever, it’s my first serious amp but from all amps I tried, in stores, at friends, it’s my favourite in the price range.

This review was submitted by Guitar Jar contributor: Rodrigo Barradas

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