Bugera V5 Owners....feel good about it

Discussion in 'Amp-a-ridifiers' started by ElRey67, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Luvs2yoko

    Luvs2yoko Squier-holic

    Jan 19, 2014
    Pa
    I agree.I have an American standard sitting in a case. My pink 60's mexi gets more playtime.
     
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  2. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

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    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    I think it freaking rocks!
     
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  3. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

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    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    I'm with you Mr Y.....ain't gonna part with my V5 and V22 either!
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  4. surf green

    surf green Squier-holic

    Jul 15, 2014
    RI
    Shane adds some pedals to the Bug5 and takes this lunchbox to a cookout...……..

     
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  5. itsyourboyGru

    itsyourboyGru Squier Talker

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    Jan 20, 2019
    Miami, Fl
    I want one of those...
     
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  6. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

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    Dec 14, 2009
    Philadelphia
    I have the first series Vintage 5 not sure how it differs from the Infinium series
     
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  7. five teles

    five teles Squier-Nut

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    Oct 27, 2014
    shoals alabama
    I like mine. I want to get a Jensen C8r for it. Not sure tube upgrade would be worth the expense, but if i found something cheap I'd be interested in trying it. Takes pedals pretty good.
     
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  8. Bluzy

    Bluzy Squier-Nut

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    Nov 20, 2017
    Hudson Valley, NY
    That’s very unique. You did an excellent job on the Tolex
     
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  9. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

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    Infinium series has some technology that extends the life of the tubes, and it also has an upgraded speaker, the Turbosound blue, as opposed to the original Vintage Series red.
     
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  10. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

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    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    I did the opposite. I upgraded the tubes to JJ's and it improved the tone and tightened up the breakup very nicely. The overdriven sound is more pleasing to the ears. The speaker I left the same because after hours of research I found that users said they did not think the speaker upgrade was noticeable enough, and found quite a few users who said the stock speaker sounded better than their upgrade. Bugera used to solely make speakers some time back, so they fly under the radar in that aspect with their combo's. Some think "stock = crap", but Bugera's have pretty good speakers.
    I think my V5 speaker took quite a while to break in. I remember not thinking much of it at first, but after almost 2 years, it started sounding way better. Probably took that long to break it in because I rarely played it at higher volumes.
     
  11. five teles

    five teles Squier-Nut

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    Oct 27, 2014
    shoals alabama
    I'm glad you said that! The reviews I sourced were in favor of the speaker upgrade over the tube swap. Since you have first hand experience I think I'll b.o.l.o for a deal on tubes! Thanks!
     
  12. BatUtilityBelt

    BatUtilityBelt Squier Talker

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    Dec 5, 2018
    Omaha, NE USA Earth
    I've had a V5 for a few years and it is a great little amp. I replaced the speaker with a Celestion. It is my go-to for quieter practice with really good sound.
     
  13. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

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    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    Here’s a set for $27, same set I used. Last one in stock
    https://rvrb.io/2016-tube-upgrade-e1l
     
  14. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

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    51
    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago
    Is the V5 an all tube amp?

    I see a lot of great amps but I don't have a need or place in the line up for one.... I don't think.
     
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  15. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    Your success in school will determine how much fun your going to have in the future ! Study Hard - Squiers will be waiting for you - of that you can be sure ! ! !
     
  16. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

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    49
    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    Tru dat. I tell my students that often. They don't believe me. They think that they're going to be rich and famous by doing nothing.
     
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  17. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

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    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    Yes, all tube....one preamp and one power. Class A 5w (onboard attenuator can take it down to 1w or .1w)
     
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