Bugera Tri Rec

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  1. Merge

    Merge SS.org Regular

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    Has anyone on here tried the new Bugera amp?? I've read a lot of reviews, and watched some demos on Youtube, and it seems like a decent amp. The Guitar Centers in my area aren't carrying any of them, so I can't play one. Anybody have any thoughts??
     
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    I played the bugera 333xl(is that the triple rec?) and I honestly wasn't impressed. I was playing through a crappy cab, but still not blown away
     
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    The Tri Rec is their version of the Triple Recto.
     
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    Not that bugera aren't good especially at their price point but I've gotten rid of every bugera I've ever owned (333xl, 1990, 6262) cause I just don't jive with them. Just my two cents
     
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    Like I said, the reviews have all been very good. I appreciate the input.
     
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    exarchangel Guitarist

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    I've heard goods and bads about it.

    (FOR THE RECORD- I run a bugera 6262 infinium in my live rig)

    Ola Englund's review of it had it sounding kinda crappy, but Fluff's review had it sounding beastly....

    I'm not sure man... I personally don't like the triple rec sound, I find it too fuzzy for my liking, but all the internet will tell you about Bugera is bad.

    I love my amp, and I get it to sound WAY better than anyone else's that I've heard live, I see no reason why the trirec wouldn't be equally as awesome
     
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    It looks like for the new price you can get a triple rec used, or at least a dual.
     
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    Mega-Mads Not an IMN

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    Sometimes i wish that i lived in the states. A used triple rec costs around 2500 dollars over here
     
  9. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Just grab a used Dual Recto from GC Used, you can find them for under $1k pretty regularly and they'll ship them for free to the closest GC to you. A real Recto, besides being built out of better components, will also hold its value MUCH better, so if/when you decide to move on to something different you won't be stuck with an amp you'll be lucky to get $300 for.

    Pay the extra $200 for the Mesa, you won't be disappointed.
     
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    I have a Mesa Single Recto right now, I was looking to add to my amp collection. I like the Mesa, it has a great sound. I was originally in the market for a Bogner, but my wife wasn't ok with me spending 3K on an amp, lol.
     
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    Anyone else want to chime in??
     
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    dedsouth333 That one dude...

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    I've heard some good tones come from the Tri Rec on youtube and considered getting one for a bit until I heard about some Bugera reliability issues. That kind of scared me away from them. Although they may have cleared all that up. I truly don't know.
     
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    I haven't read much on reliability issues, but I'll have to do some research on that.
     
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    dedsouth333 That one dude...

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    From what I remember it was from earlier models (especially the pre-xl days). When I was looking at the Trip Rec they were still really new so there wasn't much out about them yet except for a few reviews. Like I said though, I personally liked the tones people were getting from them.
     
  15. viesczy

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    I'll chime in.

    I had one from zZounds, got it to be a cheap version of my Road King II to keep @ my GF's place.

    Sounded AWESOME on the gain side. The cleans weren't as good as the Road King, mostly due to the different options the Road King offers that it didn't, but as a clean channel is was a good channel.

    About 20 hours into its life & right before the 30 day mark, the gain channels went belly up. Sounded like I lost a pre-amp tube, thin/tinny/no volume. I replaced all the tubes (pre-amp and power) w/o fixing the problem. I returned the amp to zZounds.

    I currently am waiting on a replacement from them, the $ spent isn't a great deal (they beat MF's price) and for when it worked the Trirec sounded really good. My 333XL (again @ my GF's to give me a XXX type amp for far less than the new cost) has been going strong now for over 3 years and sounding great, so that is why I'm going to try another Trirec as there always is an infant mortality %.

    If it was my main amp, I'd be a STEAMED clam, but it is just a "clone" amp to have @ my GF's for when I 'need' the Mesa tone so I'm not a steamed clam, just a disappointed one. Yeah, I returned the amp 2 months ago.

    Derek
     
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    Thanks for the input, viesczy.
     
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    op1e Blood_Lust:Unlimited

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    With shitty glass and bad cab no amp sounds good. Try Sam Ash, they seem to carry Bugera stuff. At least last time I made a visit. The up side of the recto copy is built in midi. But if I'm getting up in the 800-1k range I'd rather get the EVH or real thing. The 333xl is a good amp, and at $600 the most I'd spend on a Bugera. I'm still probly gonna get one of these to take over for my Ultra 120, mainly for the seperate EQ's and ability to run different power tubes.
     
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    Forgot to mention, the review on zzounds site is mine.

    Derek
     
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    I hated the 333, but the 6260 was ok, I was just put off by the reputation Bugera had for being unreliable.
     

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