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Best things to brighten up Bugera v5?? tubes? speaker??

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Jagger44, Oct 11, 2018 at 1:39 PM.

  1. Jagger44

    Jagger44 TDPRI Member

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    Aug 15, 2018
    Flint, Mi
    Just curious what makes the most difference on a small 5 watt all tube amp? The amp is a bitttt "dark/little muddy".... different speaker? Different tubes? Don't want to break the bank was only $200 amp... Different guitar pickups? I use mim 2001 stock Stratocaster....best playing strat I've had! It also has kinda some "airy" feedback, like it's pushing lots of compressed air thru something very small. Maybe some noiseless pickups something hot n noiseless? A $30 Jensen C8 (or something) speaker? $30 worth of jj tubes? Or Tung Sol?? I love this amp...it's no fender Champ 600, but does the trick! Just need to brighten her up! Chords get muddy... How about a clean boost??
     

  2. savofenno

    savofenno Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 16, 2010
    Sweden

    TAD RT080 7015 pre-amp tube in V1 position did wonders to my Ampeg, so i recommend it for 12AX7 and ECC83 replacement. Jensen speakers brightens any dark amp,warning for some models which can be thin in bass and too trebly.
    P10R is sure card, it is balanced and has full range of tones.
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2018 at 7:47 PM

  3. Jagger44

    Jagger44 TDPRI Member

    Age:
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    Aug 15, 2018
    Flint, Mi
    That p10r is a bit more than I'd like to spend...simply because my amp was 200$, don't want to throw another $100+ new tubes.....would rather just buy a $375 used Fender Blues Junior that needs nothing....

    I've heard good things with the Jensen c8r, 30 bucks....lots of good reviews, and new tubes, just simple maybe Tong Sol or something...
     

  4. denisk

    denisk TDPRI Member

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    Feb 25, 2013
    Croatia
    I've put c8r in mine and it sounds much better than original (bugera) speaker. Sure worth the money.

    Swapping the tubes with JJ didn't make any significant difference for me. I ended up with tung-sol 12ay7 for some more clean headroom.
     

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