Bugera 333XL
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Bugera 333XL

333XL, Tube Guitar Amp Head from Bugera in the Modern series.

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Mattfig 22/06/2012

Bugera 333XL : la opinión de Mattfig (content in English)

"Quite nice"
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This is an all tube amp...Standard 1/4 connections...

Here's the specs:
Hand-built 120-Watt amplifier driven by 4 x EL34 valves (convertible to 6L6)
Classic 3-channel preamp design (Clean, Crunch, Lead) featuring 4 x 12AX7 valves
Integrated high-class reverb with dedicated Reverb control
XL switches on the Lead and Crunch channels for absolute killer sounds
Independent Equalizer sections for each channel with dedicated Bass, Mid and Treble control
Classic Presence control for awesome sound shaping
Impedance switch (4, 8 and 16 Ohm) to match virtually any speaker cabinet
FX Loop with independent Send and Return level controls also serves as Boost function
Heavy-duty footswitch for Channel selection and FX Loop/Boost function included
Line output with dedicated Level control

UTILIZATION

The sound is pretty nice with EL34s...WIth 6L6 it sounds buzzy....It's easy to control and understand and dialing it in is quite simple....You'll know within twenty minutes if you like it or not,,,,I liked it but not enough to keep it...

It is not built well enough to withstand road treatment although if you are keeping it in one place, it sure looks nice...

The manual is quite useful and informative....It tells you how to get what you want from the amp which is cool...

SOUNDS

All guts and basses sounded as they should through this amp...It seems to prefer hum buckers as it is based on heavy tone...Its tone falls somewhere between Marshall and Peavey...Has the Marshall mids but the peavey fuzz...

The cleans are acceptable....Crunch is ok....OD is the best channel....Quite mean and easy to control...Not the greatest end tone but it's more than respectable...

The additional controls give you quite a bit of tone shaping ability...

OVERALL OPINION

I like the look and features on this amp...But mainly, I liked the price...It is better than what you pay for...Just not as much as I hoped...

The tone is not anything new or unique...Generic rock and metal....It's good tone...Just a middle-of-the-road rock tone...

I have many other amps and wanted to lie this one but just couldn't...WOuldn't buy a Bugera again...Unless it was one that was road-worthy...